Svastha Yoga Principles

According to the Classical texts1, the goal of a yoga practice is personal transformation - reducing the fluctuations of the ever moving mind. 

We can achieve this through yogic mindfulness, practicing simple and if necessary more demanding postures/movements within a soft and even breath. We include breathing exercises and sound. We enjoy the resulting mental steadiness in moments of silence, relaxation and deep contemplation.

A regular practice improves our physical strength and flexibility, supports deep and even breathing and can also positively influence any complaints we might have. Mental stability and eveness can generally increase and support us in our daily life.

  • Anyone can start yoga at any time.
    "If you can breath, you can do yoga!", Sri Krishnamarcharya
  • Each practitioner is gradually introduced to yoga according to his/her physical and psychological capabilities.
  • Care is taken to ensure that the execution is anatomically correct according to the principles of functional anatomy and adapted to the needs of the individual.
  • There is no pressure to perform, and there is room for personal experience and for the individual to expand the limits of what is possible.
  • Each participant practices independently, but with attentive guidance. This avoids injury and expands the range of motion.
  • Touching during the exercise is only done with permission and very rarely. It is not intended to interfere with the practice, but rather to increase awareness.

1As written in the 195 sutras of Patanjali, the historical-mythical founder of classical yoga, 2000 years ago.

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