School's summer Yoga Sivananda: main sequence of asanas

This Summer school is an opportunity to deepen and complete your training as a teacher or a yoga teacher and enjoy a week of living, teaching, health and joy in Lacasatoya, Madrid (Zaragoza), from August 26 to September 4. Today we speak Prema, Professor of the course ' main sequences of asanas, according to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika'.


In the school's summer will be taught four certified courses on topics that currently have taken much interest in the yoga community. Is a way excellent for continuing our training. In addition, each day two conferences and meditations with Swami Sivadasananda, much practice of asanas and of pranayama and excellent food vegetarian.

The summer school is open to all yoga teachers who want to renew both their personal practice and his teaching techniques. A unique opportunity to share a few days with teachers from different places, reaffirming the knowledge of Yoga and Vedanta, broadening perspectives of teaching, the yogic sadhana and sharing experiences under the spiritual guidance of our teachers.

Meditations and lectures with Swami Sivadasananda.

Main sequence of asanas according to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika

When: from 26 to 29 August

Prema, workshop teacher, answers our questions.

Question: what is the importance of the asanas in the good practice of the yoga? What more would highlight?

The yoga is a discipline comprehensive that includes five principles. Namely: exercise right, breathing right, relaxation proper, diet adequate and meditation. Although the practice of the asanas, proper exercise, it is only a part of the practice of yoga, it is an essential part, especially if you look at the characteristics of our modern way of life.

In our style of life modern are seated facing the computer several hours every day and suffer the stress and the pressures everyday of our work and life social. These circumstances deteriorate rapidly our physical body and our physical and mental health. The asana practice helps us to keep our body flexible, strong and healthy. It is the base to maintain the physical and mental balance.

When we have managed to maintain our body and mind balanced, opens the door to a different lifestyle. We strive to reach our full potential as human beings and in the practice of meditation and service to others as a cornerstone.

Through the practice of the asanas we also influence our energetic body and train our minds to discover our infinite inner peace and help all human beings that surround us to find inner peace. In this way in each session Asana we are changing the world for the better, we're creating a different reality, we become the architect of our own destiny.

What is your main effort when it comes to transmit your teachings in this course on ‘ the main sequence of asanas from the? Hatha Yoga Pradipika'?

According to the ancient scriptures of yoga, There are 840,000 positions, of which 84 are the most important. In our course on the main sequences of asanas, according to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, We will focus on postures and variations of this wonderful text according to Swami Vishnudevananda transmitted it to us.

According to the Yoga Sutras Patanjali's posture should be stable and comfortable in turn. A stable and comfortable position allows us to focus the mind and develop our power of concentration. Use them sensations in our body (for example the breathing, the heartbeat of our heart, etc.) to be fully present in the here and now and to his time increase the period of concentration, that in our modern society is more and more reduced.

The practice of asanas is a somatic practice. Is as a portal that is open to let us experience our body energy and subtle. In our classes we will work to find tools that will facilitate us to keep a firm, stable, and regular practice so begin to hold positions for longer, without losing the feeling of comfort and balance of our body.

The asana itself becomes the trail to train our minds and stimulate the harmony of the hemispheres of the brain. The culture in which we live and their educational systems encourage the predominance of logical and rational thinking (left hemisphere) to the detriment of creativity and intuition (right hemisphere).

The practice somatic of asanas us helps to stimulate the activity of the hemisphere right in the brain. This hemisphere is inclusive, creative. Connects us with the emotional and spiritual dimensions of our human condition, it allows us to feel the qualitative, intangible and immaterial part of things. The right hemisphere deals with the present moment, only concerned the here and now.

In this way, the asana practice, according to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika It thus becomes a meditative practice, in which tune with our body, our consciousness be connected to everything that surrounds us.

Objectives of the course

  • Determine which variations belong to each position
  • Analyze them groups of muscles important in every position and in every against posture
  • Maintain posture and concentration hold deep
  • Listen to the language inside of the body studying the relationship between asanas and proprioception
  • Know better the own body and develop their personality

More information and reserves in:

Centre international de Yoga Sivananda Vedanta of Madrid. T 913615150

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By • 21 July, 2016 • section: Congresses and festivals, Teacher training