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Jivamukti yoga

Thanks to Margot’s inspired tales, earlier this year I developed an interest in tasting Jivamukti Yoga. Well-directed intention always leads to the goal. In February in London, I got to the Jivamukti Yoga Center for a seminar at Will Senn Lau (Hong Kong). From the threshold of the studio, I liked everything – both the interior and the smell and energy. After class, you can sit with a cup of herbal tea, stretch the feeling of nirvana 🙂 The seminar was called “5 Ways to Integrity” – there was a theoretical part based on the Yoga Sutras and a practice where we disassembled and tried complex balances on hand. While we were sweating and puffing, Will – agile and sinewy – encouraged “let’s, come on, angels, breathe, hold on.” He called us all angels and constantly smiled. It seems that he was the most correct person in the world to trick me with jivamukti yoga seriously and for a long time 🙂

A little about the school itself. “Jiva-mukti” – in Sanskrit means “soul liberated during life.” Enlightenment, liberation – this is how the purpose of yoga is sometimes formulated. Usually this goal seems distant, ghostly and unattainable, but the founders of the school – the spouse Americans David Life and Sharon Gannon believe that you can and should become free here and now, in this life. The basis of the practice is ashtanga-vinyasa yoga (David and Shannon studied with Patabha Joyce himself). This means that if you are going to a jivamukti yoga class, you need to be prepared for a good load and rub. At the same time, this practice may be softer than ashtanga, more adaptive and diverse. David and Shannon continue to develop their vinyasas (sequences of asanas). A distinctive feature of this school from most Western-born yoga schools is that they did not emasculate the philosophy of yoga, on the contrary, actively preach not only yoga sutras and sing mantras in classes, but also promote an active social position to improve the world, including veganism . If you think about it, jivamukti yoga does not offer anything new or revolutionary, everything is already there – asanas and yoga sutras … but we go to a good restaurant and eat the same foods that we have at home, but it matters how they are prepared and Filed! Conventional products may reveal a new unexpected taste. Jivamukti “cooks” cook amazingly what to say. I ate a large portion and immediately asked for supplements – the rest of the center’s teachers with whom I managed to practice turned out to be wonderful, although very different. 🙂 By the way, the most famous practitioner of jivamukti yoga is singer Sting 🙂

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Summing up his impressions of the practice – jivamukti yoga – it is strong, deep, inspiring. You leave the classroom with a blissful smile and it’s really as if a little more
free. I am most sincerely impressed with the style of vinyasa, or flow, I often use it in my classes (for example, use the variation of Sun Greetings from the jivamukti school and other sequences), and I also always try to show students the connection of yoga not only with their health and condition, but also with the rest of your life .. after all, yoga on the mat is just beginning. As Will said, what you see is what you are, this is your reflection. If you see love, it means that you are expressing love. See the good, please 🙂

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