The phenomenal increase in popularity of Yoga, as attested by the increasing number of Schools of Yoga (Hatha Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Power Yoga, Hot Yoga, Artistic Yoga, so on and so forth), speaks volumes regarding the benefits accruing from its practices.
The time has now come to understand ‘Yoga’ in the proper perspective and practice it under authentic guidance.
This juxtaposes to the forefront Classical Yoga or Traditional Yoga, which keeps the spirit of Yoga pure and pristine and which retains the holistic nature of Yoga. We are staunch proponents and practitioners of this Classical Yoga. This form of yoga is applicable to all age groups and both genders and not necessarily to only those who are physically ultra fit or flexible.
Yoga as it is popularly practiced today brings about benefits which actually are only by-products of Yoga and not the goal of Yoga. The final goal of Yoga, a moksha shastra, is spiritual – leading to total freedom – but on the way it caters to all the dimensions of human personality (the main thrust being on the mind) – the social, the physical, the physiological, the psychological / mental and the intellectual.
Though Yoga is more of a preventive measure, it’s healing / curative aspects cannot be denied. Yogic practices, accordingly, when practiced by a healthy person, will ensure the maintenance of good health, and, when undertaken by an ailing person, will help him / her to recover from the ailments (physical and mental).
Yoga being secular in nature, yogic practices can be undertaken by all individuals without exception. They lead to a welcome change in life style bringing about health and happiness, peace and calmness, serenity and tranquility.