Apokoros supports traditional yoga and not modern yoga.
Apokoros supports traditional yoga and not modern yoga. To the ancients, Yoga is a complete system, of which the postures are a small, though quite useful part. The word "Yoga" referred to the whole, not merely one part, which is the postures, or Asanas. The entire purpose of Yoga is spiritual in nature, according to the ancient ages. The goal or destination of Yoga is Yoga itself, union itself, of the little self and the True Self, a process of awakening to the preexisting union that is called Yoga. While it is not the intent of this article to give a final or conclusive definition of the term Yoga--which can be described in different ways--it has to do with the realization through direct experience of the preexisting union between Atman and Brahman, Jivatman and Paramatman, and Shiva and Shakti, or the realization of Purusha standing alone as separate from Prakriti. The mere fact that one might do a few stretches with the physical body does not in itself mean that one is headed towards that high union referred to as Yoga. Yoga is not a physical system with a spiritual component it is a spiritual system with a physical component.
our spiritual healer/teacher offers at Apokoros Club genuine yoga the last 5 years. He has 30+ years of experience with studies in India, USA, Malaysia, Singapore and UK. We have offered successful, genuine retreats throughout the years and in 2015 we had a weekend Sun Yoga retreat with known & respected Guru Sunyogi Umasankar (check out our photo gallery) If you are a sincere seeker of the higher, authentic goals of Yoga, you are on a sometimes exasperating journey that is filled with joy. It is infinitely worth the challenges along the way.
FEW WORDS ABOUT TYPES OF YOGA
Kundalini Yoga (Sanskrit kundalini-yoga), also known as laya yoga, is a school of yoga that is influenced by Shaktism and Tantra. It derives its name through a focus on awakening kundalini energy through regular practice of meditation, pranayama, chanting mantra and yoga asana. Called by practitioners "the yoga of awareness", it aims "to cultivate the creative spiritual potential of a human to uphold values, speak truth, and focus on the compassion and consciousness needed to serve and heal.
Jnana Yoga is the yoga of knowledge - not knowledge in the intellectual sense - but the knowledge of Brahman and Atman and the realization of their unity. Where the devotee of God follows the promptings of the heart, the jnani uses the powers of the mind to discriminate between the real and the unreal, the permanent and the transitory.
Tantra Yoga means you are able to use your energies to make things happen. If you can make your mind razor sharp to cut through everything, this is also one kind of tantra. If you make your energies work upon your heart to become utterly loving and you can burst forth with enormous love that just overwhelms everyone, this is also tantra. The simple principle of tantra yoga is: whatever can take you down can also take you up. The ways in which a man usually sinks in his life are through food, alcoholic drink and sexuality. Tantra yoga uses the same three vehicles to rise up.
Hatha Yoga (Sanskrit hathayoga), also called Hathavidya, is a branch of yoga. The word hatha (lit. "force") denotes a system of physical techniques supplementary to a broad conception of yoga. The word hatha can be translated two ways: as willful or forceful, or the yoga of activity, and as sun (ha) and moon (tha), the yoga of balance. Hatha practices are designed to align and calm your body, mind, and spirit in preparation for meditation.
Sun Yoga is a form of yoga that leads you towards self-realization through your physical body. Our signature flow is built on the meditative flow of the breath and components of Hatha yoga, mantra, relaxation and meditation. With Sun Yoga, wherever you are in your practice, you will experience a connection between you and the flow of Nature.
Laughter yoga (Hasyayoga) is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter. Laughter yoga is based on the belief that voluntary laughter provides the same physiological and psychological benefits as spontaneous laughter. Laughter yoga is done in groups, with eye contact and playfulness between participants. Forced laughter soon turns into real and contagious laughter.
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