When I was younger, when asked what I wanted to be, my reply was "I want to be happy". I found Yoga at a time in my life where I felt I had exhausted every avenue in the pursuit of happiness. Money, travel, fitness & careers had not managed to quench my thirst for lasting joy. When I asked, it was given, & Yoga revealed itself to me. Jivamukti Yoga spoke to me in a way that I could not resist.
The Jivamukti method continues to unfold & reveal itself as a practice so inspiring & liberating to me, both as a student & teacher. I may not have yet found eternal happiness, but I know that Yoga is the key to unlock the path of enlightenment.
The Jivamukti method is grounded in the original meaning of the Sanskrit word asana as "seat or connection" - relationship to the Earth. Our connection
to the Earth should be mutually beneficial for all life and come from a consistent place of joy and happiness. This is an idea that, when put into practice, can dismantle our present culture, which is based on the notion that the Earth and all other animals exist for our benefit and to be exploited for our own selfish purposes.
Jivamukti Yoga Instructor
lt is said that when we leave our physical body, we fully realise our truth, which is liberation. Jivamukti means liberation whilst living'. We shouldn't have to die to realise our innate being and a true sense of Self, the path of yoga is our tool for self-realisation.This core philosophy is expressed through Five Tenets, which form the foundation of Jivamukti Yoga:Ahimsa - A nonviolent, compassionate lifestyle extending to other animals, the environment, and all living beings, emphasizing ethical vegetarianism (veganism) and animal rights. Bhakti - Acknowledgment that God/Self-reaIization is the goal of all yoga practices; can be expressed through chanting, the setting of a high intention for the practice or other devotional practices.Dhyana - Meditation: connecting to that eternal unchanging reality within.Nada - The development of a sound body and mind through deep listening; can be incorporated in a class using recorded music, spoken word, silence or even the teacher's voice.Shastra - Study of the ancient yogic teachings, including Sanskrit chanting.
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