Hatha Yoga is the mother of all other yoga styles practiced nowadays. It is the art of becoming whole, integrating our physical, psychic and spiritual energies through a vast system of postures (Asana), breath exercises (Pranayama), Energy locks (Bandha), Mudras, Chanting, Concentration, Visualization and Meditation.
Interpretations suggest that the term “hatha” does mean “force”, but “forceful” is not the practice itself: it is the results of the practice. Asana and Pranayama are integrated in the psychosomatic/energetic system of chakra, and hatha yoga has “forceful” – meaning strong – effects on the practitioner’s movement of prana (vital energy)!
THE PRANAYOGA METHOD®
A dogma free yoga teaching practice, based on universal principles. Nurturing awareness, safety, creativity and precision. Respecting each practitioner‘s uniqueness.
In the Pranayoga Method® there are no dogmas and rigid rules because they deny the special subjectivity of each practitioner and limit individual creativity, a precious resource of any evolutionary science. The practice is instead based on a set of principles, some general and other specific, in relation to the different types of exercises.
Among these principles, the most important is listening, which allows us to structure the yogic experience in harmony with our being and feeling, always starting from the present moment, from here and now, from what we are and not from what one would like to be or what someone else tells us we should be.
Listening is the weapon of the adventurer of the spirit who abandons the security of his previous physical, emotional and thoughtful identity, to explore unknown lands with faith and courage.
The absence of any dogmatism makes the Pranayoga Method® a teaching and learning tool valid for any style of Yoga and any holistic and creative activity, a mandala of principles that, in their universality, are applicable to any aspect of life.
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