The Shaktiananda Yoga technique was developed in 1968 by ~Gurudevi Ma, Satguru Shri Mahashaktiananda; a direct disciple of ~Guru, Premavatar Paramahansa Yogananda; author of the spiritual classic, "Autobiography of a Yogi". This Yoga teaching follows a practical, gentle approach to the exercises that includes pranayama, classic asanas, relaxation, meditation, invocation and visualization. Developed for all ages, including prenatal yoga exercises, healing massage, kriya cleansing techniques, chakra therapy, tantra and kundalini yoga. Shaktiananda Yoga Classes are taught in groups or one-on-one. Shaktipat and Kriya initiation are for advanced students. ~Gurudevi Ma, Satguru Shri Mahashaktiananda founded Self-Realization Shala Order in 1970 in Canada. International Headquarters is now located in Emmett, Idaho US.
Shaktiananda Yoga and Meditation Circle: Available in Emmett, Idaho US
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Spiritual guidance for self-discovery is available in my teachings which are based on the ancient Yogic teachings of Patanjali, the masters of the Himalayas, Paramahansa Yogananda and also of the Ascended Masters teachings.
I offer personal instruction in Shaktiananda Yoga Classes; which is Hatha Yoga developed in the Ashtanga tradition of Patanjali. As students advance in their spiritual practice, they may receive Shaktipata Initiation to assist them. Shakti Kriya Yoga Initiation is offered to the more advanced students. Spiritual healing, Shaktipat and Shakti Kriya initiation are offered by request.
I teach Raja Yoga including Tantra and Kundalini Yoga. This is the more advanced teaching in which personal guidance is available.
I teach Bhakti Yoga which is a devotional Yogic practice ( including Japa and chanting Sanskrit mantras) I also teach the practice of Dyana; referred to as meditation.
Shaktiananda Yoga offers spiritual teaching and techniques about Yoga, Meditation, the Chakras, and more. Shaktiananda Yoga technique is for all ages and levels; beginner thru advanced. Shaktiananda Yoga provides the community with the opportunity to explore Yoga in a way that challenges and nurtures all aspects of being.
Yoga is ancient wisdom from India, China, and Tibet; as far back as from the Himalayas. The Shaktiananda Yoga technique provides students with the opportunity to build enthusiasm and integrity; which involves exercise as a flowing dance with the traditional Ashtanga of Patanjali which contains eight limbs or eight steps.
The Eight Limbs of Ashtanga Yoga
Yama, ethics and morals; Niyama, religious observances, reflection, Asanas, postures and exercises, Pranayama, breathing exercises, Pratyahara, withdrawal of senses from objects, Dharana, concentration and mental focusing, Dhyana, meditation, Samadhi, Self-realization, superconsciousness oneness with God. All classes include exercises and postures (asanas), breathing techniques, (pranayama), yogic philosophy, and guided relaxation and meditation. Private yoga instruction and yoga therapy is available by appointment. Through the practice of the Shaktiananda Yoga technique increased flexibility, health, and the reconnection to innate joy and goodness becomes a way of life. Shaktiananda Yoga is a transformational journey, and is for anyone, regardless of age, size, fitness level or background. Read More . . .
The teachings of Shaktiananda Yoga will assist you to gain grounding and focus in your life. Learning about soul discovery leads to better survival in this world. Together, we are increasing our personal power and physical energy.
‘Asana’ means staying or abiding. Asana is one way in which a person can experience the unity of body an mind. Asana is defined as that which is comfortable and easy, as well as firm. In the west, asana is called "posture". Yogic postures (asanas) are prescribed for the purpose of comfort and firmness during meditation and the practice of pranayama. An upright seated posture in which one can sit with comfort and no need to move is ideal for meditation. Asana is a dynamic position, in which the practitioner is perfectly poised between activity and non-activity. There is a corresponding mental balance between movement and stillness.
Patanjali teaches that each posture reflects a mental attitude; whether that attitude is one of surrender, as in a forward-bending asana, or the strengthening of the will, through backward-bending postures, or the creation of a physical prayer with the body, as in the practice of Padmasana, the well-known lotus posture.
The Yoga Sutra says that when the asanas are mastered the individual is more able to handle opposites and learn to adapt. Asana practice improves the ability to stand with ease, sit comfortably, or to cope with different demands. If we want to practice pranayama and meditation, we have to be able to sit comfortably erect for a period of time.
Asanas help us focus on the breath rather than the body during pranayama practice. If we can sit comfortably and effortlessly erect there is nothing to distract us from our concentration on the breath and experience a deep meditation.
Once the mental attitude has been created, it can then be spontaneously expressed as an asana; if one takes on the external form of an internal attitude, soon that attitude moves through body into mind, thus creating it there. Whichever way one works, the results are the same. Asana is thus both a preparation for meditation and a meditation sufficient in and of itself.
Another advantage of asana is that it is direct. It can temporarily bring peace and quiet the mind. This quieting encourages the balancing of the mental functions of the individual, since it allows the intuitive aspects of the mind to have free play.
This soothing effect on the brain has been verified by EEG data of brain during meditation. It has great healing implications. Patanjali suggests that the asana and the pranayama practices will bring about the desired state of health; the control of breath and bodily posture which will harmonize the flow of energy in the organism, thus creating evolution of the Spirit called Self-realization.
The Ascended Masters teachings on the Three Fold Flame within the heart increases our love, wisdom, and power. This teaching enables us to increase our light, making it possible to serve the Christ within all of life. Yoga teachings empowers us with the strength and inner guidance to be of better assistance to others.
Wherever we are, it is through the open door of our hearts, that we are loving others. Centered in our inner space, we are connecting our energies together to increase the higher light frequencies on earth and in the inner realms of light. Every day we can begin a prayer to God that is carried with us through every breath we take and every step we make. There is a wave of energy that is carrying us along this Divine path. God is assisting us in overcoming all obstacles which stand in our way. The goal of all souls on the path of light is to connect directly with God for inner communion.
~Gurudevi, Satguru Shri Mahashaktiananda
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The Shaktiananda Yoga technique was developed in 1968
by ~Gurudevi, Satguru Shri Mahashaktiananda
Founder of Self-Realization Shala Order™; 1970; in