We advocate a method of yoga practice whose principles are rooted in the eight-limbs tradition of raja yoga. This profound methodology can be applied to any style of yoga, from ashtanga vinyasa, to hot yoga, and it will transform your existing practice and enrich your enjoyment.
We use the basic sequence of Ashtanga Vinyasa, though instead of moving quickly with the risk of damaging the tissues, we teach a subtle method that helps you to relate deeply to the nature of cause and effect in your body, mind and breath. This brings fresh energy into the organs and muscles and awakens you into a deeply satisfying awareness of being.
This yoga method is not an attempt to make anything happen; rather it is an enquiry into the possibility to see more clearly what is actually happening. This enquiry helps us to understand that although we may feel trapped in habitual thoughts and behaviour, the awareness from which we see that is always free, always here. During our yoga posture practice we amplify our ability to feel life, moment by moment, and to be fully aware of the sensations generated by the intelligence of our body. This approach leads us into an intimate familiarity with what is permanent, so we are liberated from feeling bound by things that are temporary and impermanent.
At Kaliyoga we teach yoga without force or exertion. As you contract and release your muscles, your body learns new movement patterns and those patterns become integrated into our natural habits of movement. The yoga movements also change the relationships within every aspect of your body. You explore the nature of movement and the impacts of your actions on joints, organs, breath and in your nervous system. The benefits of practicing in this way become tangible in daily life and although it is a subtle approach, our minds actually become much quieter by using less force and then meditative states occur naturally and inevitably. By applying mindfulness to the physical elements of your yoga posture practice, you also develop inner peace of mind.
Yoga posture practice amplifies our ability to feel life, moment by moment, simply by paying attention to the sensations generated by the somatic intelligence of our body. By searching deeply for our own existence, this approach to yoga leads us into an intimate familiarity with what is permanent in us, then the feelings that used to engulf us gradually recede into nothingness as their impermanence becomes clear.