Your body houses divine
light. Your body is the temple of God. The light exists in
everything, in all places, and at all times. The more you become
conscious of the divine light in your body, the greater you feel
about yourself and the greater you feel about the world you live
-from Courage and Contentment
Every part of our being is divine -- the body,
the mind, the energy that enlivens us. We practice hatha yoga to
recognize that a divine light shines within us.
At the same time, we receive many physical benefits from
hatha yoga. Our bodies become stronger and more flexible, allowing
the muscles to relax. As our body gets more supple, we can sit
comfortably and easily for longer periods of meditation.
After working the body in various postures, the hatha
yoga classes end with shavasana, the relaxation pose. At this
point in the practice, our subtle energy channels are open and the
spiritual energy flows freely. The wave-like motion of the breath
stills the mind, so that we become conscious of the divine light
inside. In this way, hatha yoga prepares us for meditation.
Muktananda Ashram offers a full range of classes for all levels
of ability. Members of the hatha yoga staff have been practicing and
teaching for many years and make the practice a delight for
everyone. The classes take place in Ashirwad, a spacious and
well-equipped hatha yoga facility. Ashirwad is also open from early
morning to evening for personal practice.
In addition, there are certified Siddha Yoga hatha yoga
teachers in many of the Siddha Yoga meditation centers and ashrams
around the world. You may want to contact
your local center to see if a class is being offered near
before using this site
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