The Essence of Yoga: Looking at Patañjali’s Distillation of the Practice

Explore the power of yoga through chanting, connecting with one of the most widely referenced sources on yogic philosophy. In this one-hour session, we’ll explore Yoga Sūtra 1.12, among others, exploring what is perhaps the greatest truth to be derived from Patañjali, that oneʼs choice to exercise the combination of abhyāsa, practice and vairāgya, non-attachment, is more powerful than any pattern that inhabits citta, the heart-mind-body field. In my teaching, this idea has served as an anchor and a container for learning, one I received through a teaching model created by Vyaas Houston at the American Sanskrit Institute, a model that proved itself steady and reliable during my 14 years of study and teaching there, and showed that these fundamental principles to be infallible. In sūtra 1.12 Patañjali distilled the essence of yoga, which in his age was rooted in an ancient tradition that was time tested. Centuries before the teachings of Yoga were codified Kṛṣṇa assured Arjuna, who had just acknowledged his own doubt about being able to regulate a turbulent mind, that “No doubt, an active mind is hard to control, but by abhyāsa and vairāgya, Arjuna, it is held steady. BG 6.35. Let us come together to steady our minds.

Yoga Expedition From the South to the North of Bharat

The journey and awareness of yoga from Kerala to Kashmir, with a message of how important yoga practice is. The world is moving into a very unhealthy lifestyle and dealing with depression and disorders due to bad food habits, development nurturing and unhealthy competition. In this session Agrima will discuss why it is important to educate children and youngsters and older people about the practice of yoga, and how yogic practices and philosophy changes our minds and lives.

Living the Path in 10 Simple Steps

The first question most students ask about Yoga and its related wisdom is “what is a ‘path’ and how do I follow it?” This is a question that comes up often even for more experienced students. The answer is one that needs constant reaffirming and inspiration given the distractible nature of our minds. Yet, the answer is quite simple: the path is the Truth, Unity, Freedom, and Self Awareness. The Truth is discovered in part by what percentage of your lifestyle and devotion you focus on each day. How much of yourself do you dedicate to inquiry of the higher, more integral truth. Unity is remembered by way of compassion and service. Freedom is experienced by way of non-attachment of the ego to sense objects. Self Awareness is the expansion of your inner perception toward the eternal nature of the soul rather than the temporary nature of the body. How do we accomplish this? Join Swamini for an inspirational talk of the 10 integral steps on the spiritual path of Yoga.

Mind Mastery, Going for a 100% Life

We learn how to read and write but no one teaches us how to optimally use our mind. Ceekr is a research company, researching the human mind for the last many years. The most valuable vault of information was found in the ancient Indian/ Vedic texts and Yogic wisdom. While deciphering the working of the mind, the research led to the creation of a tool for measurement, called YogiMeter. Just as fitness measurement revolutionised the health industry. Ceekr endeavours to bring mental wellness and mind literacy to the fore. The diagnostic test allows to gauge where a person’s mind is working towards their well being and where it’s working against it. Along with this, Ceekr has devised a system of simple remediation based on the Yogic practices. Secondly, Mind literacy courses serve as a methodology for sustained improvement/ enhancement of our life outcomes. The study reveals that the whole human experience is determined by our mind, which governs our choices and biochemistry. Our work is to help people understand and observe the causality between their mind, their choices and their biochemistry. To remediate and use the understanding and knowledge for getting sustainable winning outcomes for life.

Prana & Prana Vidya: Understanding the Neuroscience of Pranayama

Neuroscience of Pranayama is an online weekend workshop, where one will learn how modern science validates the ancient breathing practices mentioned in scriptures like Patanjali Yog Sutras.

This workshop will pave the way for both beginner and intermediate learners to integrate their practice of yoga through breath awareness.

This workshop is being conducted by a neurosurgeon who is practicing yoga for more than 2 decades.

Key Focus:

This workshop will help one to refine breathing techniques, understand the science behind the Pranayama practices, using best of modern and ancient knowledge systems.

Workshop content and Schedule as follows:

Week-1 (15 Jan, 2023)

  1. Patanjali on Pranayama
  2. Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Respiration
  3. Basic Breathing exercises
  4. Sound and Breathing – Nadaanusandhana

Week-2 (22 Jan, 2023)

  1. Effect of food on Prana and Pranayama
  2. Effect of Distractions on Prana and Pranayama
  3. Yogic Breathing Exercises
  4. Purak (Inhale) – Kumbhak (Retention) – Rechak (Exhale)

Week-3 (29 Jan, 2023)

  1. Basics of Nadis and Energy centres (Chakras)
  2. Bond between body and mother nature
  3. Antarkumbhak, Bahyakumbhak
  4. Chanting in Pranayama

Week-4 (05 Feb, 2023)

  1. Grading and Progress in Yoga
  2. Precaution to be taken in Pranayama Practice
  3. Introduction to Bandhas
  4. Mudras for Pranayama

Dates: 15th January 2023 to 05th Feburary 2023 (Weekly one classes on every Sundays)

Session Days:

  • Jan: 15, 22, 29
  • Feb: 05

Mode: Online zoom platform

Medium of instruction: English

Time: 7:00-8:30 AM IST

Fee: For Indian Nationals Rs.3500/- INR & International Participants $50 USD

Open to all from the age group of 18 years and above

For any further queries or information please write to us at namaste@indicayoga.com or contact us at +916363663313 / +919844644562

Prana & Prana Vidya: Understanding the Neuroscience of Pranayama

Neuroscience of Pranayama is an online weekend workshop, where one will learn how modern science validates the ancient breathing practices mentioned in scriptures like Patanjali Yog Sutras.

This workshop will pave the way for both beginner and intermediate learners to integrate their practice of yoga through breath awareness.

This workshop is being conducted by a neurosurgeon who is practicing yoga for more than 2 decades.

Key Focus:

This workshop will help one to refine breathing techniques, understand the science behind the Pranayama practices, using best of modern and ancient knowledge systems.

Workshop content and Schedule as follows:

Week-1 (15 Jan, 2023)

  1. Patanjali on Pranayama
  2. Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Respiration
  3. Basic Breathing exercises
  4. Sound and Breathing – Nadaanusandhana

Week-2 (22 Jan, 2023)

  1. Effect of food on Prana and Pranayama
  2. Effect of Distractions on Prana and Pranayama
  3. Yogic Breathing Exercises
  4. Purak (Inhale) – Kumbhak (Retention) – Rechak (Exhale)

Week-3 (29 Jan, 2023)

  1. Basics of Nadis and Energy centres (Chakras)
  2. Bond between body and mother nature
  3. Antarkumbhak, Bahyakumbhak
  4. Chanting in Pranayama

Week-4 (05 Feb, 2023)

  1. Grading and Progress in Yoga
  2. Precaution to be taken in Pranayama Practice
  3. Introduction to Bandhas
  4. Mudras for Pranayama

Dates: 15th January 2023 to 05th Feburary 2023 (Weekly one classes on every Sundays)

Session Days:

  • Jan: 15, 22, 29
  • Feb: 05

Mode: Online zoom platform

Medium of instruction: English

Time: 7:00-8:30 AM IST

Fee: For Indian Nationals Rs.3500/- INR & International Participants $50 USD

Open to all from the age group of 18 years and above

For any further queries or information please write to us at namaste@indicayoga.com or contact us at +916363663313 / +919844644562

Prana & Prana Vidya: Understanding the Neuroscience of Pranayama

Neuroscience of Pranayama is an online weekend workshop, where one will learn how modern science validates the ancient breathing practices mentioned in scriptures like Patanjali Yog Sutras.

This workshop will pave the way for both beginner and intermediate learners to integrate their practice of yoga through breath awareness.

This workshop is being conducted by a neurosurgeon who is practicing yoga for more than 2 decades.

Key Focus:

This workshop will help one to refine breathing techniques, understand the science behind the Pranayama practices, using best of modern and ancient knowledge systems.

Workshop content and Schedule as follows:

Week-1 (15 Jan, 2023)

  1. Patanjali on Pranayama
  2. Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology of Respiration
  3. Basic Breathing exercises
  4. Sound and Breathing – Nadaanusandhana

Week-2 (22 Jan, 2023)

  1. Effect of food on Prana and Pranayama
  2. Effect of Distractions on Prana and Pranayama
  3. Yogic Breathing Exercises
  4. Purak (Inhale) – Kumbhak (Retention) – Rechak (Exhale)

Week-3 (29 Jan, 2023)

  1. Basics of Nadis and Energy centres (Chakras)
  2. Bond between body and mother nature
  3. Antarkumbhak, Bahyakumbhak
  4. Chanting in Pranayama

Week-4 (05 Feb, 2023)

  1. Grading and Progress in Yoga
  2. Precaution to be taken in Pranayama Practice
  3. Introduction to Bandhas
  4. Mudras for Pranayama

Dates: 15th January 2023 to 05th Feburary 2023 (Weekly one classes on every Sundays)

Session Days:

  • Jan: 15, 22, 29
  • Feb: 05

Mode: Online zoom platform

Medium of instruction: English

Time: 7:00-8:30 AM IST

Fee: For Indian Nationals Rs.3500/- INR & International Participants $50 USD

Open to all from the age group of 18 years and above

For any further queries or information please write to us at namaste@indicayoga.com or contact us at +916363663313 / +919844644562

The Shakta Philosophy of Tripurasundari

This is to guide people into the deeper layers of the Shakta philosophy of Tripurasundari. The focus will be on the Trika system as the foundational philosophy for Shaktism.

Talk Features: Shaktism/Trika philosophy/Abhinavagupta/Amrtananda

Date: 08 January 2023

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM IST

Venue: Veda Vijnana Gurukulam

Janaseva Trust, Channenahalli, Magadi Road, Kadabagere Post, Bangalore -562130, Karnataka

Organisers: Indica Yoga & Veda Vijnana Gurukulam

Contact for Registration:  namaste@indicayoga.com  / www.indicayoga.com 

Please RSVP at the earliest.
*Limited Seats*