$16 Jul

Vajra Kaya | a body with the resilience of diamond

Dates: July 16 to 27, 2018
Fees: USD 650

KYM presents “Vajra Kaya”, a two-week asana intensive that focuses on the classical practice of asana-s. While asana is one of several tools presented by Patanjali, for many students of yoga, asana is the usual starting point of an inward journey. Further, in the present day context when our lifestyle is increasingly sedentary, asana-s play a very vital role in maintenance of health, prevention of illness and promotion of flexibility, mobility and strength. Asana-s impact not just the body but even the mind, enabling a much needed emotional stability.

Among the different phases of asana practice, the Siksana krama phase focuses particularly on perfection of technique and facilitates the development of overall resilience – Vajra Kaya or a diamantine body.

The daily programme schedule will

  • Two sessions of intense asana practice.
  • One pranayama session focusing on the practice of classical pranayama techniques, integrating ratios where appropriate.
  • One meditative practice session, focusing on relaxing the body and mind.
  • One theory session on the basic theoretical foundations of asana practice, step-wise technique (vinyasa) of some of the selected postures.
  • One theory session highlighting significant references pertaining to the practice of asana from classical texts such as Hathayoga Pradipka, Yoga Makaranda, Yoga Rahasya, Gheranda Samhita etc.

A vegetarian breakfast in the morning and tea with biscuits will be served in the two short breaks in the morning and afternoon respectively. Participants will have to make their own arrangements for accommodation and other meals.

For details, please write to: registration@kym.org

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