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Yoga Classes in Rishikesh, India.
Join daily yoga classes in Rishikesh by the Ganges with Namesh in Rishikesh and call directly: 0091-8894666088

World Yoga Day - Thursday 21 June 2018
International Yoga Day on 21st June, please check more details on web and book in advance. This is a special event in the Surrey Hills. Email: puranguide@gmail.com

Yoga Workshops
Join our Special Workshops for two hours or 1-2 week courses in Rishikesh, Shimla and Guildford UK. Learn many aspects of yoga. Lets make this yoga technology available for everyone, for the welbeing of people and our societies for a true UNION.

 
 
Puran's yoga classes are perfect for men and women of all levels of yoga experience. Relaxation, breathing and a full range of postures are covered in each session to leave you feeling energised and de-stressed. On a weekly basis Puran skilfully guides the whole group through a routine of new and familiar poses, adapting sequences to suit individual needs where appropriate. I can't rate the class highly enough.
(Heleni, Lawyer - Guildford)
 

yoga is an ancient science and a profound tool for today's modern lifestyle

 
 
"Yogmaheshaveram" means in ancient Sanskrit text  "Yoga is the Supreme God or Protector" which was discovered thousands of years ago".
 
Yoga is not all about gymnastic stretches and extreme flexibility, there's a deeper underlying philosophy. Through Yoga, it is thought that one can achieve a balanced union between mind, body and soul. Whilst Yoga can improve physical appearance and health through the repetition of stretches and movement, it is also a great practise for focus, mental agility and calm.
 
Our body requires daily exercise to keep a steady symbyosis between cells, oxygen and wellbeing. The act of breathing alone is a pressure on both mind and body. Therefore, an exercise that combines and creates a union between Breath, Mind and Body is the balance needed for good health and long life. There is only one wonder of the world and that is this body, said Shri Shankracharya ji. An unbalance within the body can lead to serious illnesses such as obesity, diabetes and cancer. Starting from a single unbalanced cell, the mind and the body can suffer.
 

Yoga means union - the union of body with consciousness and consciousness with the soul' - B.K.S. Iyengar

Yoga means union, but the union of what? 
First of all union within the body itself, a combination of cells, tissue and organs. Each cell has to communicate for the body to function. If this union is achieved then there will be an inner body balance. There is also the union of the mind (consciousness, sub-consciousness, intellect and ego) and the body. Any move or action made by the physical body should be noticed by mind. Every physical action should happen according to what the conscious mind is currently thinking. When the mind wanders, and is focused away from the present, the body is reacting according to the sub-concious. This creates an unbalance, an unfocus and a distraction from the present.
 
Yoga practice helps you become more aware of body and mind, and keep them both inline with each other. Your actions become more fruitful and your thinking clears. That is the connection of the Body and the Mind. Through Yoga posture and Pranayama you can improve that union.
 
Yoga is not limited to physical existence; it goes beyond body and mind. Having a healthy body and mind does not lead us to contentment or happiness. Western philosophers have said that equal division of wealth can bring peace to all. But Indian philosophy ignores that because ego and power are there and due to ignorance they will not be satisfied. Until one becomes satisfied, inner peace will not exist.
 
After peace of body and mind, one has to achieve the absolute peace. We all believe in soul or 'self', and understand that to be higher than the body and mind. This body belongs to us, but we are not the body. Final union is the combination of individual and Universal consciousness.
 
Yoga's ultimate goal is to achieve that union with the divine. To have that Union of Soul and Absolute is the final union which is known as Moksha.
 
Swami Sivananda has found the 5 beneficial points of Yoga for modern lifestyle:

 
1. Proper Exercise (Asana)
2. Proper Breathing (Pran-ayama means Exercise from Prana)
3. Shavasana (Relaxation)
4. Proper diet (vegetarian) 
5. Meditation and positive thinking (Dhayana).
 
Swami  Sivananda also lists four types of yoga practiced today:
1. Karma Yoga (Yoga of Action)
2. Bhakti Yoga (Path of Devotion or divine love)
3. Jnana Yoga (Path of knowledge and wisdom)
4. Raja Yoga (The science of physical and mental control)
 
For further reading into Yoga, including the '8 limbs' to successful yoga practise, please visit the wealth of knowledge that is http://www.sivananda.org/.
Yoga is not limited to physical existence; it goes beyond body and mind. Having a healthy body and mind does not lead us to contentment or happiness. Western philosophers have said that equal division of wealth can bring peace to all. But,  Indian philosophy ignores that, because ego and power are there and due to ignorance they will not be satisfied. Until one becomes satisfied, inner peace will not exist.
Happiness and mindfullness is the key to a much greater person and society announced HH Dalai Lama: 
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34320553
Mindfulness and courses for happiness are available from: www.actionforhappiness.org

After peace of body and mind, one has to achieve the absolute peace. We all believe in soul or 'self', and understand that to be higher than the body and mind. This body belongs to us, but we are not the body. The final union is the combination of individual and Universal consciousness. Yoga's ultimate goal is to achieve that union with the divine. To have that Union of Soul and Absolute is the final union which is known as Moksha.