by Ramesh Bjonnes
Ever wondered what kind of practical wisdom yoga can deliver beyond the mat?
Ever wanted to know more about yoga psychology and how to apply it in daily life?
Then the Wisdom of Yoga course is for you. If you are a beginner, an experienced practitioner, or a teacher of yoga, and you want to deepen your knowledge about the philosophy, psychology, and history of yoga—then this course is for you. The Wisdom of Yoga will take you on a fascinating journey into the transformative teachings of yoga. In this interactive course, you will learn the basics of Yoga, Tantra, and Vedanta and how to apply these wisdom philosophies in your own life. The teachings will make sense to the contemporary practitioner without compromising the ancient legacy and integrity of the tradition.
Here is a brief description of each part of the five-week series:
The Quest for Happiness: The Experience of Yoga in Daily Life
The inner goal of yoga is to experience Ananda or happiness, not just as a fleeting experience, but as an integrated state of being from within. In this class you will be introduced to the classical teachings of yoga and Tantra philosophy—that everything is an expression of Consciousness—and some of the meditation practices enabling us to live more in the presence of that Consciousness.
The Worldview of Yoga: How the Wisdom of Yoga Can Guide Us in Daily Life
The dominant worldview today is that we are disconnected, that we are a split between mind and body, that we are at odds with nature. Yoga teaches us that to live is to be connected—to ourselves, to others, and to nature. In this class we will dive deep into the heart of the perennial wisdom of yoga and Tantra and how to apply those teachings in daily life.
The History of Yoga: The Value of Tradition in a Changing World
The history of yoga is in many ways the history of humanity’s most sophisticated search for spiritual illumination. In this class you will learn how systematic, profound, mystical, practical, and beautiful that human journey has been and will continue to emerge. The yoga practiced today in yoga studios—the various styles of posture yoga —is only one expression of yoga, and most of these postures are not even that old. Join the enchanting world of a practice that has lasted more than 5000 years.
Karma, Samskara, and Freedom: How the Law of Karma can Shape and Free Us
Yoga psychology is very sophisticated yet very practical. The law of karma—or more precisely, the law of samskaras, the mental imprints from our past—are at the heart of these teachings. This law shapes who we are, how we feel, even how we look, but it also teaches us how to change and how to find freedom and to live more in the Now.
Yoga and Health: Health Secrets from Ayurveda and Yoga
Yoga teaches that the universe, including us, is composed of two states of being—consciousness and energy. Ayurveda teaches us, in both simple and sophisticated ways, how we can use the energetic part—the body and the mind—to unite and live more in harmony with the conscious part, with our deep Self. You will learn simple, practical techniques for how to use your own body and vital energy to live a more awakened life.
To sign up for the online Wisdom of Yoga course, please click here.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ramesh is the Director of the Prama Wellness Center where lifestyle is considered our best medicine. Ramesh is also a writer, yogi and workshop leader. He studied yoga therapy in Nepal and India, Ayurveda at California College of Ayurveda and is a certified yoga detox theraphist from the AM Wellness Center in Cebu, Philippines. He has taught workshops in many countries and is the author of four books, including Sacred Body, Sacred Spirit (InnerWorld) and Tantra:The Yoga of Love and Awakening (Hay House India).