“We believe that it is your right to be healthy and strong in your mind & body & free in your soul! All of our classes teach you how to be versatile and productive in your choice of life. Sushumna is committed to aiding everyone to live a healthier, cleaner, kinder and more rewarding life. We suggest it through Yoga in all its forms and holistic health and gear.”
The origin of yoga can be traced
back over 5,000 years to the very
foundation of the Indian civilization.
Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (thought
to have been written in the third
century BC) form the basis of
classical yoga philosophy
SUSHUMNA, means the Central Nadi, associated with the River Saraswati. This is the Central Energy Channel, running from just below the coccyx bone, up the spine, to the crown of the head, ‘the waking of cosmic consciousness’. When this is activated, the kundalini shakti and the chakras, or energy centres, move up the spine, this represents our evolution from self-absorption, towards realization of our own innate unlimited potential. We rise beyond the ordinary realm of birth and death to the level of divinity.
Many do not understand the concept of yoga. Some think it is just physical exercise for health, some think it is a religion, and some think it is a psychological system. All this is based on a misunderstanding of yoga. Yoga is simply a relationship that harmonises our mind, body and souls. The word yoga originated from the root word in Sanskrit yuj, and also comes from the biblical word, yoke. Both mean joining together or to unite. Yoga is the union of an individual consciousness with Infinite Consciousness. A yogi or yogini is a person who leans completely on the Supreme Consciousness, God, or Universal Energy, until they have merged their individual self with the Infinite Self.
Yoga is a technology that expands one’s awareness. It begins with the reality that every human mind has both Infinite and Creative potential. However, this unlimited potential can be limited according to one’s level of awareness. Awareness varies and gives one a variety of choices. To break the unconscious limits one needs a technology.
This technology must expand the calibre and capacity of the mind to establish equilibrium, to control the physical structure and experience the Infinite Self. The techniques of Kundalini and Hatha Yoga; with its various off-shoots i.e. Ashtanga, Iyengar, Sushumna Yoga etc, create an owner’s manual for Human Consciousness. It explores your dimensions, depth, nature, and potential as a human. This is all that yoga means.
According to Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the classical text on yoga, ‘the purpose of yoga is to lead to a silence of the mind’ (1.2). This silence is the prerequisite for the mind to be able to accurately reflect objective reality without its own subjective distortions. Yoga does not create this reality, which is above the mind, but only prepares the mind to apprehend it, by assisting in the transformation of the mind, full of noise (like an army of frenzied and drunken monkeys) to a still, serene mind.
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