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|Yoga Lifestyle Capsule (Hindi/English)||April 2-6, 2019|
|Yoga Lifestyle Capsule (Hindi/English)||June 2-6, 2019|
“Yoga is a discipline to improve the quality of life; a philosophy to attain peace. If you want to experience health, if you want to experience peace, and to evolve, make yoga a part of your lifestyle.”
– Swami Satyananda Saraswati
Yoga is a science of transformation and spiritual evolution perfected and handed down by the ancient sages and seers of humanity over the ages. This is our real spiritual heritage. To honour and benefit from this heritage, we need to connect with the teachings and the wisdom of yoga as a lifestyle. Only when yoga becomes a lifestyle is there enhancement of physical health and stamina, development of mental clarity and inner creativity, and an experience of peace and fulfilment from life.
The yogic lifestyle is based upon the precepts of practice, awareness, attitude, action, detachment and discrimination. Awareness is the ability to observe and understand the environment, conditions, situations and events that influence us. Attitude involves developing a positive and creative outlook on life, and the ability to convert negative influences into an inspiration to improve and encourage others to improve also. Action involves an understanding of how we act, think and interact in the world, which should be assisted by viveka or discrimination, knowing just from unjust, right from wrong, appropriate from inappropriate and universal from limited.
Yoga Lifestyle Capsule trainings include daily classes with asana, pranayama, yoga nidra and simple meditation practices, as well as instruction on lifestyle. The trainings also give an opportunity to become familiar with ashram life, with its holistic approach to yoga. The daily schedule includes karma yoga and evening sadhana focusing on bhakti and jnana yoga. Yoga Lifestyle Capsules are suitable for beginners and those with no previous ashram experience.