Ananda Marga offers individual yoga classes by appointment in Seoul at its headquarters in Seooreung-ro, Eunpyeong-gu. Our yoga practices consist of 42 asanas (yogic postures) and 13 mudras (exercise to strengthen muscles and nerves) as given by Shrii P. R. Sarkar, founder of Ananda Marga. We cover the full range of poses: standing, sitting, forward bend, backward bend, twists and inverted. Our style of yoga also includes a technique of self massage to rejuvenate the immune system and yogic dances which have numerous benefits for the body and mind. The classes are tailored for the beginner and no previous experience is required to learn. Our style of yoga is gentle and restorative, with frequent pauses in deep relaxation to enable the practitioner to assimilate the effect of the pose on their entire body.
In fact the asanas are a means to make the body flexible and subtle so that one can sit and enjoy the higher level of yoga known as meditation. Each class has a short practice of guided meditation to enable you to learn this practice easily and enjoyably. A topic relating to the yogic lifestyle (diet, fasting, use of water, yogic ethics, balancing the cakras) is also explained every week to deepen your knowledge of this esoteric yet totally practical approach to living fully and holistically.
What You Will Learn
- Warm ups and stretching exercises
- Yoga postures (asanas)
- Guided deep relaxation with visualisation
- Yoga dances
- Basic technique of tantra meditation
- Basic and advanced philosophy
The Benefits You Can Expect
- Relieves stress and tiredness through deep relaxation
- Improves flexibility and energy
- Relieves and prevents stress
- Increases concentration and memory
- Develops self confidence
- Taps your vast, inner potential
- Enjoy peace of mind and a happier life
Yoga instruction (in English language) is offered by Dada Shiilabhadrananda, a yogic monk for 39 years who was trained in India and has taught Yoga Meditation techniques to thousands of people in Europe, SE Asia, South America, Africa and Far East Asia.