We all want true and lasting happiness. We find this happiness in many ways, depending on the level of spiritual development we have attained at any given time. It is important to reach true happiness. A genuine and efficient Spiritual path will offer ways and modalities to develop all aspects of our being so we can reach true happiness by fulfilling all aspects of our personality, physical, emotional, intellectual as well as spiritual. In yoga, the body, the emotions, the mind and the intellect need to be developed optimally, so that they can function in perfect harmony with one another. When this happens one can live happy in a real sense. Then the body, the emotions, the mind, the intellect can be used as tools to transcend one’s limits and to experience the Divine.
All of the world spiritual traditions agree that lasting happiness can be reached only by the knowing of what is permanent, eternal, in other words of the DIVINE, who is the Supreme essence of all beings and the source of Life. In time, people found names for this Reality like ‘Self’, ‘Ultimate Nature’, ‘ Brahman’, Cosmic Consciousness, ‘Infinity’, ‘Nirvana’, etc.
The Integral Yoga is an intelligent combination of various traditional methods used for the harmonious development of one’s entire being in all its aspects: physical, emotional, mental, intellectual and spiritual. The Integral Yoga is a scientific system that combines different types of yoga in order to fulfill one’s potential in the widest sense. This finally leads to self-knowledge or self-revelation, in which one has the revelation of the ultimate reality.
The main aims in Integral Yoga are:
- a strong and healthy body;
- a mind which is clear, powerful, calm and in control;
- a refined intellect, which is also awake and sharp;
- a powerful will;
- a heart full of love and compassion able to experience empathically the elevated states of other people;
- a life lead by the permanent Aspiration towards the realization of the inner eternal Self. A life in which one is devoted to the welfare and the happiness of other people.
We provide a course of integral yoga. This is an intelligent combination of traditional specific methods meant to secure healthy development for each level of the human being: physical, emotional, mental, intellectual and spiritual.
Integral yoga is a scientific system to mix different branches or forms of yoga in order to attain the complete and perfect richness of all upper potential qualities of the individual.
Here are some yoga branches that our course can offer access to.
HATHA YOGA, which implies: special body poses, having complex beneficial effects (ASANAS), deep relaxing (SHAVASANA), breath control and rhythm ( Pranayama), essential methods of purification (KRIYAS), mental focus exercises meant to enhance physical harmony in a lithe and relaxed body. All these exercise together increase vitality, secure perfect health and cure different diseases.
By proper diet, the physical body is gradually and entirely purified, which will remove impurities and toxins and help the body assimilate and use vitamins and minerals. Therefore the body and mind will be completely purified and the practitioner will shortly attain the mind control.
Karma yoga, this is the path of the detachment in action, which enables the practitioner connection by resonance with the divine, infinite energies. Hereby the actions and the daily social duties accomplished with no attachment or wish to take possession of the results or effects of the actions, the yogi may constantly purify his mind and increase his evolution process.
When the mind and heart become pure enough, the Karma yogi becomes a perfect tool highly self-conscious inside of which and by which the Divine can manifest and materialize different actions. By such actions, urged by the sublime spirit of devotion, the yogi goes beyond his individuality and experiences the state of communion with God.
Bhakti YOGA,this is the path of endless love and affectionate devotion to God, to some godlike appearance, to some spiritual master or even to the divine spark inside of any human being, under the form of the eternal Supreme Self (Atman).
By means of love, constantly infusing both thinking and feeling and unconditionally submitted to God, the human being will finally merge with the infinite divine love and by transcending its confined personality it will attain the state of Cosmic Conscience. The path of BHAKTI, or endless devotion that directs our whole love upon God or His different appearances, may be easily practiced by anyone. All we need there is strong faith and constant remembrance of God, through our continuous love for Him.
Raja yoga, This is the path of intense focus, profound meditation and full mind control. This form of YOGA is based on perfection in morals and ethics, on perfect control of senses, which will gradually lead to a state of meditation, where the mind will be still and sheltered from unpleasant whirls. At such stages, once this state fully attained, all limitations are transcended and by deep fusion to the Divine Mind of the Macrocosm, the yogi will experience the state of supreme conscience or the ultimate ecstasy, known in yoga as Samadhi.
Mantra YOGA is the path of the ineffable resonance to some specific, sublime energies of the divine manifestation, by uttering some specific sound, known as MANTRA. A MANTRA is a sound modulation that represents some specific aspect of energy or secret realm of manifestation in the Macrocosm. The proper mental focus in uttering some Mantra will enable the yogi to feel some ineffable state of resonance or unison in his whole being and thereby he will be deeply and ineffably connected to the DIVINE REALITY.
Jnana Yoga is the path of the superior intellectual knowledge, the path of wisdom. It consists of perfect self-knowledge and detached analysis, which gradually lead to complete spiritual awakening. The yogi on this path will acquire early on the first stages the knowledge of his Supreme Self (ATMAN) and therefore he no longer sees his identity in his body, psyche, mind or ego. By complete revelation of his endless Self (ATMAN) he merges with the Divine Essence inside his being; therefore he will all over recognize the Divine Essence surrounding him and he will attain Uniqueness, source of ecstasy.
As a conclusion, we may say that integral Yoga is a synthesis of all forms of Yoga. It mainly aims to a perfect body, utterly healthy and vigorous, a clear, strong mind, calm and controlled; a refined, vivid intellect, as keen as a steel razor, a heart brimming with love and compassion, which is able to live by empathy the spiritual states of the fellow people, a life full of sublime ideals, dedicated to the others’ wealth and happiness, where the aspiration of achieving the inner eternal Self is always prevailing.