PURNA YOGA
 

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Purna Jooga on suunniteltu auttamaan sinua elämään tasapainoisempaa ja iloisempaa elämää. 
Elämää, joka on sinulle merkityksellistä. 

Purna Jooga koostuu neljästä osasta: 

LUE LISÄÄ NÄISTÄ 4 OSASTA: 
(suomennos tulossa pian)

  •  FOR YOUR BODY:
    ALIGNMENT BASED ASANA AND PRANAYAMA
    B
    ased on Asana Master BKS Iyengar's precise system of alignment, incorporated into Purna Yoga through the personal experience and practice of Yoga Master Aadil Palkhivala.

  • FOR YOUR MIND, EMOTIONS & SPIRIT:
    HEARTFULL MEDITATION
    created by Meditation Master Savitri. It is an active and dynamic process of self-discovery and personal evolution.  Focuses upon opening the Heart Center and bringing more Light and Love into the body.

  • FOR YOUR MIND:  
    APPLIED PHILOSOPHY
    as the Great Sri Aurobindo taught it, together with the ancient Vedas, the Gita and Patanjalis Yoga Sutras, to provide guidelines for a happy and balanced internal and external life.

  • FOR ALL 4 PARTS (body, mind, emotions & Spirit) OF YOU:
    NUTRITION AND LIFESTYLE  
    based on the combined and updated wisdom of Ayurveda, Chinese Nutrition and the best of Western nutrition.  



FOR MORE INFORMATION ON EACH PART:




ALIGNMENT BASED ASANA AND PRANAYAMA
 

The physical practice of Yoga - helps you in having a strong and healthy body and nervous system. 

SUPTA PADANGHUST ASANA is designed to open the muscles of the back of the leg; the hamstrings, which, when tight can cause challenges especially with the lower back. 

SUPTA PADANGHUST ASANA is designed to open the muscles of the back of the leg; the hamstrings, which, when tight can cause challenges especially with the lower back. 

Asana means ''posture'' and the physical practice of Yoga is made of different asanas, that have different effects on the body. 
Pranayama means the conscious control of the breath. 

The asana practice in Purna Yoga is Alignment based. This means, that the postures are designed in a way that respects, through anatomical understanding, the safe and effective movements of the body. So that, as an example, no ligaments are damaged because of the misalignment in the joints. This is what makes the practice both safe and effective. 

In Purna Yoga we teach people, not poses.
That means that in a Purna Yoga class you will feel noticed and safe.  The aim of the classes is to make you feel your own body and move it respectfully through understanding and avoid pushing and performing - when we force we can not feel, and this is when we hurt ourselves
(not only in a Yoga class; but in everyday life! ). 

The purpose of asana is to live your life and Dharma in a body that functions at its best: 
is free of pain, balanced with a wide range of mobility and openness together with a rooted and confident strength. The practice of asana is not a performance of poses that boost your ego - but a humbling practice of learning to listen to your body and reminding yourself of its miracle;
it is a Temple, a home for your Spirit; the True You.

JOIN AN ASANA CLASS HERE.


 

HEARTFULL MEDITATION


The Heart of the Yoga practice - helps you find who you truly are. 

MENTAL CENTERING; an active process that gathers the scattered mental waves that the brain constantly emits and brings them into focus. Then offers them to the Heart for transformation. 

MENTAL CENTERING; an active process that gathers the scattered mental waves that the brain constantly emits and brings them into focus. Then offers them to the Heart for transformation. 

Most of us live all our lives outside. By outside I mean the outer world; its sounds, visions, colours, tastes and smells exc.
Yet we all know that there is an other world that exists within ourselves. A world less explored, less obvious, but still affecting our life and wellbeing extremely powerfully. It is this inner world that requires more attention in our modern society.
We need to know ourselves better. 

So the way is in. You close your eyes and begin to breathe. And just as you started to ''meditate'' you notice yourself thinking of tomorrows plans with friends, how the laundry is just ready, that your mothers birthday is coming up and you don't know what to get her as a gift!
And so even with the eyes closed you are thinking of the outside world and it's issues. What to do?
This is where active meditation shows its effectiveness. When we use movement combined with the gifts of the mind (like focus) the meditation practice reaches a whole new level; a level which actually begins to transform the way you are from the restless state into a state of clarity, peace and love.

JOIN A FREE HEARTFULL MEDITATION CLASS HERE.

Heartfull ™ Meditation ultimately is a process of welcoming your Spirit into every cell of your body. This is achieved by turning the mind and senses inward to the Heart Chakra and connecting with the Light that dwells within. 
 

 

APPLIED PHILOSPHY
 

The philosophy behind the Yoga - helps you understand simple life-enriching concepts that you can apply into your daily life. 

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''Knowledge is useless unless applied.'' 

You can know as much as you want, but unless the wisdom is put into practice what is it worth? It just gets dusty in the bookshelves of the mental library. It is only when we apply what we know, when we live according to the wisdom we have when things begin to truly make a difference.

''Do not pretend - be. 
  Do not promise - act. 
  Do not dream - realise.''
  - The Mother

This is why the philosophy in Purna Yoga is called Applied philosophy. 
It takes the teachings and concepts of the great spiritual works and aims to use them in our daily life. The main works that our philosophy is based on are; the Vedas and the four goals of life (finding you own purpose in life, creating abundance in all aspects, enjoying pleasure and joy and evolving spiritually), The Bhagavad Gita's focus on living your own purpose - Dharma, The Yoga Sutra's wisdom of understanding how to live a spiritual life in the modern world and the Hatha Yoga Pradipika's teachings of how to use the body as a tool in the spiritual evolution.

The father of Purna Yoga is the Great Sri Aurobindo who changed the whole system of Yoga and created, what is called: the New Yoga. 
Sri Aurobindo did not see much value in individual liberation and enlightenment (which was the aim of the Old Yoga) but wanted the Light of liberation to come down on to the Earth so that everyone could enjoy a Divine life right here (the aim of the New Yoga).
In his vision, spirituality is not something that you attain to escape life, but rather something that you bring into your own life and through that become the change the entire world needs desperately. 

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT YOGA PHILOSOPHY AND HOW TO APPLY IT TO YOUR LIFE? Read more about it here. 



LIFESTYLE AND NUTRITION
 

The Lifestyle of Yoga - helps you to be balanced in everyday life. 

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Every choice creates an effect - what effect do you want to see in your life? Guide your choices that way.

Our daily choices create the base of our health. It is what we eat that the cells of our body will later become. It is what we watch in television, who we meet and call our friends and what we do that creates the topics of our thoughts. It is how we sleep and rest during the day that affects whether we are tired or full of energy the next day. The daily choices matter a great deal.

This is why in Purna Yoga Lifestyle and Nutrition play a big role. 
Every body is different and that is why the same rules do not apply for everyone. It is us who are responsible for learning to listen to our body to know what it needs to be healthy. Some might need a full 9 hours of sleep while others are full of energy with only 6 hours of sleep.
Knowing ourselves is essential for a happy and balanced life. 

  

Here are some general lifestyle tips to make your every day life more balanced and enjoyable:

  • STAY HYDRATED - Dehydration causes our body to become tight and tense and our mind to become restless and irritated.
    To avoid unnecessary dehydration drink at least 2 litres of fresh water daily. For best results add a little something into your water, for example some cucumber or orange slices! 
     
  • EAT ORGANICALLY GROWN FOOD - pesticides, herbicides, fertilisers, colorants  exc. are all chemicals our body is not designed to use and does not know what to do with. We also don't know their long term effect on the body.
     
  • WEAR HAPPY & UPLIFTING COLOURFUL CLOTHING - Colours effect the light sensors in our skin and make us feel alive, expressive and joyful. 
     
  • SURROUND YOURSELF WITH JOY - choose people in your life that make you feel uplifted & supported, watch movies that make you feel happy and read books that inspire you and give you new insights. Stay inspired!
    Here you can find some book recommendations.
     
  • MAKE SURE YOU GET ENOUGH QUALITY REST - most of us do too much. Remind yourself to take breaks, pause during the day to let the body rest after meals and center your mind for mental clarity. 


For more specific lifestyle tips email me your personal questions: kiviluomaeva@gmail.com 

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