Yoga & Meditation "Make sure there is a peaceful surrounding and plenty of fresh air to practice"

Ayurveda and Yoga are science sisters. While Ayurveda is mainly concerned with the health of the body and the mind, Yoga deals with mental health issues. Yoga exercises help with their preventive and curative effect to bring the neurohormones and the metabolism of the body in a natural order and balance and improve endocrine metabolism. This practice covers stress and stress-related disorders in a natural way.

All roads for physical well-being, mental peace, harmony and moral elevation meet in Yoga. The art of living a healthy and contended life, it is among the six systems of Indian philosophical thought. Mastering Yoga demands a steady graph of perseverance, persistence, dedication and total surrender from the person seeking it. See what Patanjali says in ‘Yoga Sutras’ about the eight-fold path for liberation from pain and suffering.

Yama (five restraints)

Ahimsa (non-violence)
Satya (truthfulness)
Asteya (non-covetousness)
Brahmacharya (non-sensuality).
Aparigraha (non-possessiveness)
Niyama (five observances)

Shaucha (Purity)
Santosha (Contentment))
Tapas (Austerity)
Svadhyaya (Self-study)
Ishvarapranidhana (Surrender to God)
Asana (Discipline of the physical body or posture)
Pranayama (Control over bio energy through respiratory action)
Pratyahara (Withdrawal of the senses inwards through abstraction)
Dharna (Concentration)
Dhyana (Meditation)
Samadhi (Self-realisation)
The first five elements are known as External (Bahiranga) Yoga or Hath Yoga while the last three are referred to as Internal (Antaranga) Yoga or Raja Yoga. It is almost impossible for the average man to try Raja Yoga before accomplishing Hath Yoga.
Take a look at a few poses or Asanas.

Bhujangasana- Cobra Pose
Dhanurasana- Bow Pose
Padmasana- Lotus Pose
Sarvangasana- Shoulder Stand
Savasana- Corpse Pose
Sirsasana- Head stand
Vajrasana-Thunderbolt Pose
What to and what not to do

Start practicing Yoga under the guidance of an expert
Keep the instructor informed about any medical condition you have.
Do not try hard on the workouts to cause injuries.
Set a pace you are comfortable with.
Never perform Yoga immediately after food

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Daily Yoga & Meditation
Daily 03 Yoga & 02 Meditation sessions
Morning Timing :
7.15 – 7.45 am
Meditation
8.00 – 9.30 am
Yoga (Advanced)
10.00 – 11.30 am
Yoga ( Beginners)
Evening Timing:
4.15 – 4.45 pm
Meditation
5.00 – 6.30 pm
Yoga ( Intermediate)
meditation

Meditation


Meditation is to attain a high concentration level and takes in the inner depths of the mind. The road to meditation consists of three phases - dharana (concentration), dhyana (meditation) and samadhi (enlightenment). Dhyana can be reached by fixing attention for a long time to any particular cause. Prolonged meditation leads to Samadhi or enlightenment. At Somatheeram, yoga and meditation are taught under the experienced guidance of a guru.