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Yoga & meditation
Yoga & meditation
Yoga at Punarnava Spa is completely pure and traditional in form, stemming from the roots of Hatha yoga and adapting it to suit individual needs. It is a disciplined science encompassing all aspects of life in different ways and levels to balance the mind, body and spirit. This helps us to restore perfect health and leads us from consciousness to super consciousness, resulting ultimately in eternal bliss or Sat-Chitt - Punarnava Spa which is the aim of Yoga..
Our experienced Yoga teachers are trained to understand your personal objectives and goals during your stay at Punarnava sap and beyond. They will then design a specific yoga and meditation program for you to assist you through your journey of life, balancing your being and assisting you to achieve health and well being.
Yoga Classes Timings
7:00 Pm to 8:00 Pm
By Yoga Trainee Manasa
Our experienced Yoga teachers are trained to listen to your personal objectives and goals during your stay at Punarnava spa. They will then design a bespoke yoga and meditation program for you to assist you in the journey of life for a balanced and a harmonized self.
In this Individualised Hatha Yoga session you will receive attention with dialogue and adjustments specifically tailored for your needs. Each posture has manual adjustments which will help you to understand the relationships between the muscle groups and body parts being engaged. To develop a deeper understanding of how your body engages in each posture, the instructor guides your awareness to specific areas to enhance your body’s natural intuition.
Gatyatmak yoga offers a challenge to intermediate and advanced levels of Yoga practitioners. The traditional Hatha yogic postures chosen in the session are dynamic in nature. The entire session revolves around two traditional dynamic sequences of postures known as Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutation) and Chandra Namaskara (Moon salutation). These two highly effective practices focus primarily on rhythm, dynamism and vitality of the body-mind system.
The very word Kriya means activity or movement, and in this context activity or movement of awareness or consciousness. Kriya yoga in relation to the Hatha yogic techniques such as asana (posture), Pranayama (breath-control), Mudras (yogic gestures), Bandhas (yogic energy locks) and various other yogic Shatkriyas (cleansing practices), unleashes and channelises the physical and more subtle psychic energies to attain the state of optimum health and spiritual awakening.
A stressful life-style has a profound effect on our breathing. In Pranayama the attention is on the breath. Pranayama literally means expansion of prana (Vitality). Various techniques of Pranayama rectify the faulty patterns of breathing. It removes the blockages from the subtle energy channels and enhances the level of vitality and relaxation.
This is an advanced form of Pranayama which is done with the energy locks to vitalize the system of Body and Mind. Pranayama with Bandha becomes very intense practice. It activates and regulates the ‘life force’ or prana and helps one to attain and experience higher state of vibratory energy.
Yoga Nidra means 'Psychic sleep'; a state of conscious sleep where one is on the borderline between wakefulness and sleep. It is a guided proces of relaxation fo quieten the agitations of the conscious mind and awaken the awareness and immense healing potential of the subconscious. In Yoga Nidra, the practitioner is on the threshold of the sunconscious plane from where one can release the hidden psychic tensions of consciousness.
Chakra Shuddhi means ‘purification of the energy/ psychic centres’. It is one of the very important techniques of Kundalini Yoga. Chakras are the subtle energy centres present in the psychic body. Chakra Shuddhi cleanses the entire chakra system through guided awareness and psychic mantras. It helps to solve the different issues related with the chakras, which bring about a deep transformation or wholeness in personality.
Antar Mouna or “Inner Silence” is a very systematic technique which deepens the insight into the processes of mind and develops skills to manage it. This meditation technique gives a deep insight into the area of mental tensions and emotional turbulence and helps one to take a step towards inner understanding and henceforth attaining emotional and mental harmony within.
Ajapa Japa is the spontaneous awareness of the Mantra which is chanted psychically during the process of meditation. ‘Japa’ means repetition. ‘Ajapa’ means spontaneous repetition. Basis of Ajapa Japa is the repetition of the mantra with the movement of breath and awareness in psychic passages. This is an effective process to arrest the unnecessary flow of the thoughts.
Chidakasha comes from two roots; ‘Chit’ and ‘Akasha’. Chit means consciousness and akasha means ‘space/ field’. Chidakasha refers to space where all gross and subtle activities of the consciousness take place. Chidakasha Meditation uses the faculty of visualization to gradually deepen the awareness from the gross sensorial plane to subtle psychic and pranic dimensions.
In Sanskrit hridaya means ‘heart’. Here heart represents the centre of subtle feelings and emotions. This highly psychotherapeutic technique of meditation allows releasing the suppressed impressions. This helps us to transcend the limitations of the limited mind and emotions and hence attain a state of emotional stability through inner exploration of the feelings.
Trataka means steady gazing. It acts as a stepping-stone between physically oriented cleansing and meditation practices. It improves the memory and helps to develop concentration and will power.