The meaning of true Yoga

In these days, we find many schools offering different types of Yoga. Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, Sivananda Yoga, Yin Yoga – just to mention a few. Maybe you already tried a few of them and maybe sometimes you asked yourself, which way is the most authentic or best.

If you ask people, you will get as many answers as you find Yoga styles. A Hatha Yoga follower will probably always tell you, that Hatha Yoga is the best. But if you ask Ashtanga Vinyasa follower, they will tell you the same from their point of view. And is one of them wrong? The simple answer is: no. If you have a closer look at the different ways of Yoga, you will realize, that they differ in their way of practicing asanas. But Yoga is more than just bending your body or stand on your hands. It’s a complete way of living a life. Lord Patanjali wrote the “Yoga Sutra”, which explains the huge Yoga Philosophy. According to this, we have 8 limbs of Yoga. Asana is only 1 limb of it and we can work on this limb through many different ways. So don’t feel lost or confused in the jungle of Yoga ways – just pick the one, you’re feeling comfortable with. Generally speaking, everybody can do every way of yoga. But you will feel different while practicing different ways of yoga regarding your gender, age, stamina, flexibility, strength, etc.. According the Yoga Sutra, the only aim of yogasana is getting stability in our body. With this stability, we can work on the higher limbs like pranayama. But in which way we’re doing this, is not the most important question. Just imagine, you would like to go from one city to another by car. If you know the right direction, you can take any road – it doesn’t matter if it’s the highway or if you’re using a small road. The goal is always the same – to reach the city, you’re heading to. Just the way people are going there is varying. Your master can be very helpful for the decision of your own way.

In Satyam Vedic Yoga School, we are helping our students to choose the right asana way for them. In our courses, we are explaining the asanas in a deep way according beginner and advance practitioners, so that the students can experience the full benefit. Our philosophy for asana is following the right process to get the right result without any force or stress. If you have any questions or doubts, which is the right way for you, please feel free to contact us any time.