– this is traditional yoga
Yoga Sutra 1:1
Traditional Yoga is given the term sastriyayoga as it takes its authority from the sastras or scriptures which are revelations of enlightened sages.
There is no wisdom like Samkhya, no power like Yoga – Mahabharata
The root cause (Brahman) is to be apprehended by Samkhya-yoga – Svetasvatara Upanisad (6.13)
“The goal of Yoga is clear, make the mind Satvic and realise the true nature of the Self.” – Srivatsa Ramaswami
Yoga is a meditation path that requires the aspirant to live a healthy life of virtue, based on philosophical understanding, that leads to spiritual freedom. This is attained by cultivating Sattvaguna (a pure mind) to create a condition where spiritual insight is possible.
Yoga requires a firm physical, mental and moral discipline and a dedication to practice without being deterred by the difficulties. The process of karma and rebirth must be fully understood, along with the action of the three gunas and their effects.
This knowledge is clearly enunciated in the Samkhya Sastras, the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Upanisads (Vedanta).
The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali are widely acknowledged as the fundamental teaching on Yoga meditation
Yoga arose from the Sanatana Dharma, the ancient eternal spiritual tradition of India, and originates from the revelations embodied in the Vedas, Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Samhkya Sutras and other authentic teachings. Samkhya and Yoga were taught by the Risis (sages) Kapila, Patanjali and Yagnavalkya who propagated the path of liberation known as Nivrtti – dharma. The goal of this practice is spiritual liberation from corporeal existence known by the terms, moksa, mukti, kaivailya or nirvana.
Inspired by the legendary Yoga Master, healer and Sage Sri T Krishnamacharya, Harmony Yoga endeavor to share the knowledge of Yoga for the benefit of those seeking spiritual insight. Yoga is a personal journey of transformation leading towards the realisation of truth and the liberation of the Spirit.
Krishnamacharya was an exemplar of the living Vedic tradition who believed that Yoga is India’s greatest gift to the world. Due to the efforts and dedication of Krishnamacharya and other Masters, ancient and modern, Yoga is available to contemporary people.
‘Astanga Yoga is the best method that would lead to total health, longevity and peace of mind’ – Yogacharya Sri T. Krishnamacharya
“The philosophy of yoga is to withdraw the mind from external activities, to draw its focus inwards, and to bring it into deep concentration.”
Yogacharya Sri T. Krisnamacharya
Ayurveda is the healing science that originates from the same Vedic source and is aligned with the philosophy and spiritual orientation of Yoga. Understanding Ayurveda is required for the appropriate application of Yoga.
The branches of Vedic wisdom interface with each other in an integrated and multi-dimensional way. These timeless, profound teachings are available to you now….experience Harmony.
“In the manner in which ignorance shrouds and covers up wisdom, in that same manner wisdom exposes as well as destroys ignorance.”
Commentary on Bhagavad Gita 16:5 by Malur Rangacharya