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Dewa Retreat, Rishikesh

Uttarakhand

Dewa Retreat

DEWA YOGA

Prana

Our Yoga & Meditation studio is state of the art facility offering Teak wood flooring, dimmer lighting and views of the Himalayan foothills.

Yoga Courses

The meaning of "Yoga" is: "to join together" or "to unite",the physical, mental, metaphysical and psychological levels of an individual. Yoga is an ancient system of techniques for all-round health and wellbeing of the individual. These techniques have been tested and refined over thousands of years, and are available to anyone willing to learn them. The scientific and easy-to-learn exercises provide a practical, natural and holistic way to achieve health and vitality. The purpose of Yogic practices is to destroy the impurities of the mind and acquire physical practices for ultimately attaining self-realization.

The Yoga we offer are :-

Hatha-Raja -a meditative flow of postures performed with the sonorous Brahmaree Pranayama.

Classical Kundalini - a dynamic class with oscillating movements, and a lot of breath work stimulating the energy channels via the two nostrils, also including chanting and visualizing the chakras

Yoga Chakra

Inside every human there is a network of nerves and sensory organs that interprets the outside physical world. At the same time, within us resides a subtle system of channels (nadis) and centers of energy (chakras) which look after our physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual being. The Chakras are the seven main energy centers in the body. They are located along the Spine, starting at the base and running upwards to the crown of the head. The Chakras are described as "whirling disks of light", and each Chakra radiates a specific color and energy. As each Chakra relates to specific spiritual, emotional, psychological and physical issues, the conscious awareness and the balancing of these energy centers lead to well-being.

The 5 Points of Yoga

These 5 principles constitute the essence of our teachings.

Proper Exercise (Asanas)
Our physical body is meant to move and exercise. If our lifestyle does not provide natural motion of muscles and joints, then disease and great discomfort will ensue with time. Proper exercise should be pleasant to the practitioner while beneficial to the body, mind and spiritual life.

Proper Breathing (Pranayama)
Yoga teaches us how to use the lungs to their maximum capacity and how to control the breath. Proper breathing should be deep, slow and rhythmical. This increases vitality and mental clarity.

Proper Relaxation (Savasana)
Long before the invention of cars, planes, telephones, computers, freeways and other modern triggers of stress, the Rishis (sages or seers) and Yogis of yore devised very powerful techniques of deep relaxation. As a matter of fact, many modern stress-management and relaxation methods borrow heavily from this tradition. By relaxing deeply all the muscles the Yogi can thoroughly rejuvenate his nervous system and attain a deep sense of inner peace.

Proper Diet (Sattvic)
Besides being responsible for building our physical body, the foods we eat profoundly affect our mind. For maximum body-mind efficiency and complete spiritual awareness, Yoga advocates a lacto-vegetarian diet. This is an integral part of the Yogic lifestyle.

The yogic diet is a vegetarian one, consisting of pure, simple, natural foods which are easily digested and promote health. Simple meals aid the digestion and assimilation of foods. Nutritional requirements fall under five categories: protein, carbohydrates, minerals, fats and vitamins. Eating foods first-hand from nature, grown in fertile soil (preferably organic, free from chemicals and pesticides) will help ensure a better supply of these nutritional needs. Processing, refining and overcooking destroy much food value.

Meditation (Dhyana)
Here is the most important point of all, we become what we think. Thus we should exert to entertain positive and creative thoughts as these will contribute to vibrant health and a peaceful, joyful mind. A positive outlook on life can be developed by learning and practicing the teachings of the philosophy of Vedanta. The mind will be brought under perfect control by regular practice of meditation.

Beginners

Introduction to traditional yoga you will learn the basics of yoga & meditation and its philosophy.

It's specially designed for those who are starting with yoga and want to experience more than asanas only and get a glimpse of the richness this beautiful science of life includes.

Intermediate

You will learn a traditional sequence which develops harmony in yourself. By experiencing this meditative flow you will deepen your spiritual practice. It's for those who have already some experience in yoga and meditation.

 

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