Introduction to YOGA

What is Yoga?

Root – युज्/ युजिर
युज् – Union
युजिर – Contemplation
योगः चित्तवृत्तिनिरोधः
Complete cessation of modifications of mind.
मनः प्रशमनोपायः योगः इति अभिधीयते
Skilful calming down of the mind.
योगः कर्मसु कौशलम्
Skill in action.
समत्वं योग उच्यते
Steadfastness in all conditions.
Swami Krishnananda – “Process of transformation of a seed into tree.”

Why Yoga?

हेयं दुखम् अनागतम्
Pain yet to come is avoidable.

How Yoga?

विवेक ख्यति: अविप्लवा हानोपाय:
The discriminative knowledge unperturbed is the way to kaivalya. 

Who can do Yoga? 

Anyone above the age of 12 years can practice Yoga.
Yoga is complete cessation of modifications of mind. Yoga can also be defined as skilful, systematic and scientific calming down of the mind. According to Shribhagvatgita, yoga is skill in action or steadfastness in all conditions.

According to Swami Krishnananda - "Yoga is the Process of transformation of a seed into tree."

Most of people come to Yoga to avoid the pain which is yet to come (हेयं दुखम् अनागतम्). According to Patanjali Yoga Sutras the cause of this avoidable pain is the conjuncion between the seer and the seen..... The means to freedom from this conjunction is discriminative knowledge undisturbed (विवेक ख्यति: अविप्लवा हानोपाय:).

At Swami Krishnananda Hatha Yoga Shala, Mysore, we have scientifically Integrated the various styles of Hatha Yoga as being practised and taught in the most authenticated Hatha Yoga and Raja Yoga schools in India.

Apart from the classical hatha yoga techniques which are a common denominator to all, every school has something unique to offer.

To enable students achieve the maximum benefit from all, an integrated approach has been developed.

Swami Krishnananda Hatha Yoga Shala has for the time being started the classes for housewives, professionals and senior citizens who can add life to years by inculcating the inteyoga wholistic life style. For those who not only want to inculcate but also propagate intergrated hatha yoga life style, we have certified yoga teacher training and advance yoga teacher training courses.