JIVAMUKTI YOGA

ist eine moderne und herausfordernde Form des Vinyasa Yoga.
Untermalt mit einem anspornenden musikalischem Soundtrack, werden kräftigende Asanas geübt, traditionelle Schriften rezitiert, Sanskrit-Mantren gesungen und gemeinsam meditiert.

Jivamukti Yoga ist ein dynamischer Yogastil. Körperliche Praxis, Konzentrations- und Atemübungen und der philosophische Dialog unterstützen ein bewusstes Leben.
Von „Basic“ (die Grundlagen) bis zu physisch herausforderndem „Open“ bieten wir für Anfänger und Fortgeschrittene die Möglichkeit, Yoga zu erfahren und dadurch Denken und Fühlen in Einklang zu bringen. Neben der intensiven körperlichen Praxis spielen Musik, Philosophie, Meditation, Hingabe und Gewaltlosigkeit eine große Rolle. Die Wahrnehmung für sich selbst und die Welt wird verfeinert und das damit verbundene Engagement für ein harmonisches Leben und Handeln verstärkt sich.


WHAT IS JIVAMUKTI YOGA?

JIVAMUKTI YOGA IS A PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT THROUGH COMPASSION FOR ALL BEINGS. THE JIVAMUKTI METHOD IS GROUNDED IN THE ORIGINAL MEANING OF THE SANSKRIT WORD ASANA AS “SEAT, CONNECTION” – RELATIONSHIP TO THE EARTH. EARTH IMPLIES ALL OF LIFE.

Citing Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra, which states that asana should be sthira and sukham, Jivamukti Yoga maintains that one’s relationship to others (asana) should be mutually beneficial and come from a consistent (sthira) place of joy and happiness (sukham). This is a radical idea that, when put into practice, can dismantle our present culture, which is based on the notion that the Earth and all other animals exist for our benefit and to be exploited for our own selfish purposes. So the practice of asana becomes more than mere physical exercise to keep one’s body fit or to increase strength or flexibility; it becomes a way to improve one’s relationship to all others and thus lead to enlightenment – the dissolution of the sense of separateness, the realization of the oneness of being, the discovery of lasting happiness.



FIVE TENETS OF JIVAMUKTI YOGA

This core philosophy is expressed through Five Tenets, which form the foundation of Jivamukti Yoga. Jivamukti teachers embody these tenets, so that they color all of his or her teachings whether in Fundamentals classes, Open classes, other classes, workshops, or even just interactions with others in the Jivamukti community. In classes other than Open classes, the teacher does not necessarily teach the five tenets explicitly or even state them out loud.


AHIMSA – अहिंसा

A non-violent, compassionate lifestyle extending to other animals, the environment, and all living beings, emphasizing ethical vegetarianism (veganism) and animal rights


BHAKTI – भक्ति

Acknowledgment that God/Self-realization is the goal of all yoga practices; can be expressed through chanting, the setting of a high intention for the practice or other devotional practices.


DHYANA – ध्यान

Meditation: connecting to that eternal unchanging reality within.


NADA – नाद

The development of a sound body and mind through deep listening; can be incorporated in a class using recorded music, spoken word, silence or even the teacher’s voice.


SHASTRA – शास्त्र

Study of the ancient yogic teachings, including Sanskrit chanting, drawn from the Focus of the Month to the extent possible.


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The Founders of the Jivamukti Yoga Method are Sharon Gannon and David Life. They created Jivamukti Yoga 1984.