Yog asana are a prerequisite for cleansing the mind, body and chakras. Asanas may be comprehended as exercise for the purpose of removal of toxins. The purpose of yoga however is different, it is self-realization. Asana is a preparatory exercise to condition the body for yoga, it is not yoga. Yoga is the art of returning back to the creation, which always bestows upon us. Yoga is the journey of getting rid of our inner wastes and facilitates a journey towards self.
To teach the art of excelling our inner being, Dhyan Foundation teaches ‘Sanatan Kriya’ which is assimilation of Vedic techniques encompassing all the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga as laid down by Sage Patanjali. Sanatan kriya brings closer to the deepest mysteries of creation, the magnanimous gyan of the Vedic seers, and the ancient secrets to health, beauty and glow for not just the physical body but also the external layers that comprise the being; layers which are invisible to the uninitiated but evident to the practitioners of Yog and Sanatan Kriya.
The easy steps of sanatan kriya fulfill different purposes in our hectic lives. The Ujjai pranayam purifies the body. The basic joint rotations regularize the flow of prana in the body. The chakra santulan pranayam redistributes this prana in the various chakras. The paanch mahaprana dhyan balances the five vayus that control the physical body and balances the five elements. Charity and service are also an integral part of the kriya and indispensable for purification of the self, as well as growth.
Yoga enhances the vitality, memory and productivity. It helps us to strengthen our senses and relieve us from anxiety. Yoga is a natural healer for chronic ailments and it imparts a sense of joy, peace and fulfillment within the people.
Happy International Yoga Day (21st June) to all!