Yoga Therapy DVD "Takshā Yoga Therapy for Health & Healing" DVD set is available for purchase. This 3-disk set is suitable for those looking for a new approach to healthy living as well as for those who have some knowledge of yoga poses and want more information on the philosophy, practice, and therapeutic aspects of yoga.
Disk 1 - An introduction to the philosophical and practical aspects of yoga therapy
Disk 2 - 42 asanas presented in a systematic order, and 2 mudras
Disk 3 - 10 pranayamas, 13 mudras, 3 bandhas, kriyas, acupressure, 3 shariras (bodies), 5 koshas (body sheaths), and 7 chakras; and prescribes a routine for sadhana (daily practice).
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ASTANG YOGA AS PATH TO EXPERIENCING TRANSCENDENCE
Takshā Yoga Therapy is a powerful transformative approach to achieving vibrant health and healing of body, mind and spirit that, if practiced daily, can bring about improvements in the practitioner’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being and happiness. This approach is based on the 5000-year old philosophical concepts of Ashtanga (Eight-limbed) Yoga as embodied in Patanjali’s YogaSutra, an ancient treatise which states “yoga chitta vritti nirodha” (yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind). The Sanskrit term ‘yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root word ‘yuj’ (meaning yoke, or union). The eight limbs (ashtanga) are:
(1) yama, social disciplines (of which there are 5) for control of the attitude;
(2) niyama, personal disciplines (of which there are 5), for control of the mind;
(3) āsana, relaxed alignment, both external and internal, of the physical body;
(4) prānāyāma, controlled breathing, for transforming the mind;
(5) pratyahāra, withdrawing the senses from external phenomenon;
(6) dhāranā, single-pointed focus on one object, avoiding other thoughts;
(7) dhyāna, instrument (e.g., meditation) to gain knowledge of the self; and,
(8) samādhi, state of super-consciousness or total equilibrium of a detached intellect, for achieving the union among
body, mind and spirit.
These 8 limbs provide a systematic approach to attaining the transformative experience of Transcendence during
HEALTH IS IN YOUR HANDS AND FINGER TIPS
In cyber language, the body is equivalent to computer hardware; the mind, to the software; and the spirit, to the programmer. Whereas, the āsana-s transform the body (or hardware), the prānāyāma-s transform the mind (or software) and the spirit (or programmer), the mudrā-s (gestures) act as powerful neuro-transmitters that channel the prana-shakti (life-force) to those parts of the body and mind that need balancing and healing. Hence, mudrā-s are more powerful than āsana-s and prānāyāma-s. Extensive medical research is underway to study, and to verify, the efficacy of mudrā-s in healing certain ailments. The human body being a self- healing system. Won’t it be exciting to check out for yourself the efficacy claims of mudrā-s?
THIS 3-DISK DVD SET
Sponsored by the School of Integrative Medicine (SIM), Takshā Shila University, the set is organized in three parts, each on a separate Disk. Disk I presents an introduction to the philosophical and practical aspects of Takshā Yoga Therapy; Disk II presents 42 āsana-s, in a systematic order, and 2mudrā-s; and, Disk III presents and/or describes 10 prānāyāma-s, 13 mudrā-s, 3 bandha-s, kriya-s, acupressure, 3 sharira-s (bodies), 5 kosha- s (body sheaths), and 7 chakra-s; and, prescribes a routine for sādhana (daily practice).
BENEFITS OF TAKSHĀ YOGA THERAPY
With the daily practice of Takshā Yoga Therapy, you can achieve relaxation of the physical body and mind, and get therapeutic benefits. Normally, when you exercise, your heart rate increases, and your body has a negative feedback cycle, such that your heart rate lowers, which is an important physiological benefit. But, in Takshā Yoga Therapy you activate your parasympathetic system, which is a calming and cooling system that lowers both heart and respiratory rates, and increases breath-holding power. During the presentation of the āsana-s and prānāyāma-s, the benefits derived from each one are described.
The āsana-s and prānāyāma-s, presented by Dr. Dilip Sarkar, have been adapted with some modifications from those developed and taught by Swami Ram Devji and Sri Ashwini Prajnaa.