We welcome everyone to a free introductory talk by Dr.ALV Kumar on Sunday Jan 29th, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
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Yoga means unity of conscious, subconscious and unconscious mind to merge with supraconsciousness of eternal happiness. Whenever all these three minds are together, we are happy and whenever they are not together, we are unhappy or imbalanced. In general, people are happy by keeping all these minds together with all the things they like in day to day life. In order to keep these three minds in unity, we move from pillar to post in pursuit of happiness by going to a cinema, restaurant, favourite place, reading a favourite book, playing a sport or an internet game, watching a serial or opera, listening to music, etc. That is how we have become completely dependent on external world for our happiness. We derive every means of happiness from the external world and we get addicted to it, without which we are just unhappy and life is stand still. This addiction is like any other addictions in terms of chemical experience as it is based on the science of intracellular world of coupling of ligand and receptor. A person who can keep all minds together without any sensual or external object is called a Yogi. Yogi’s happiness is eternal and everlasting as he is successful in keeping all minds together. That is how Saint Patanjali or Lord Krishna says practice to detach (Abhyasa Vairagyabhyam Thannirodaha) and depend on the objects of external world.
When we say conscious, subconscious and unconscious world of minds, it includes body as the basis of unconscious world. Thus, mind and body together play a vital role in achieving total happiness. Body is the basis of our cellular world where in all our cellular memories are encoded and decoded at RNA and DNA level in continuum of life. Our personality traits are stored at cellular level whenever activated, leads in emotions and feelings as a result of behavioural and habit patterns. That is how the world of unconscious is so much complex and we are unconscious or ignorant about it. Such ignorance (Avidya) is the root cause of unhappiness. On contrary, the wisdom (Vidya) or awareness of unconscious mind can break down all the barriers of our dreaded behavioural and habit patterns of the mind.
Developing that awareness is a gradual process for which all limbs of yoga are necessary whether they are mind or body oriented. The first level of developing body awareness or mindfulness on continuous basis starts with Hatha Yoga practice by means of Kriya, Asana, Mudra, Bandana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dhyana and Samadhi.
The objective of achieving Total Fitness of body and mind is only possible with yoga, if understood and practiced correctly. Today’s world adores Hatha Yoga practice which is mainly a asana/postural practice oriented for total body fitness.
While entire world practices Iyengar, Pattabhi Joice based Vinyasa and Desikachar based Viniyoga, majority of Indians in India still practice individual oriented styles of non-conformity practices in yoga. In abroad, a physician suggests his patients to go for yoga both for preventive and post rehabilitative care. But doctors in India are afraid to recommend yoga because of non scientific based approaches of yoga in India.
In the world by and large, yoga is not only standardized but well understood in its use of vocabulary and practices. Yoga when practiced scientifically, total fitness can be achieved. Total body fitness means fine balance of strength, stamina, power, balance and suppleness. Any other exercises other than yoga can achieve only one or few parameters of total fitness, but not all fitness parameters. They are often called athlete or sport oriented rather than fitness oriented practices.
Postural practices of yoga is to achieve all five fitness prarameters. It depends on the style, sequence, pace, alignment, balance and way of performing the yoga posture. Such integrated or multi style oriented yoga approach would be very beneficial for any individual.
Dr. A.L.V Kumar’s scientific and multi disciplinary approach is highly appreciated by those veteran trainers of yoga teachers in abroad across best training institutes such as Yoga Campus, YRC in the UK. His way of simplification of complex postures cannot be learnt in any of the established traditions of the world. His learning from 36 Hatha Yoga ashrams and 50 Meditative ashrams makes his teaching highly authentic and traditional based Gurukula approach with strict disciplines of yoga.
Whether you are novice or highly accomplished in yoga, your learning cannot be complete without learning from Dr. Kumar. Yoga as a science has two fold aspect, theory and practice. If these two aspects are not balanced, learning would remain imperfect and incomplete. Being a Scientist, Dr.Kumar demonstrates both aspects excellently in his teaching. Whether you want to learn just for yourself or want to learn to teach, Dr.Kumar is one of the best trainers in the world. The course includes everything that requires one to be totally fit such as diet, nutrition, anatomy & physiology, classical introduction of texts, postures, pranaymas, kriyas and meditation. The course offers to perfect eight limbs of yoga, yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, pratyahara, darana, dhyana and samadhi .
Your complete transformation will be assured, if you are only open and practice yoga with utmost devotion and dedication.