About Jivamukti Yoga

Jivamukti Yoga, developed by Sharon Gannon and David Life in 1984, offers the contemporary yogi a creative approach to living in the world today. Grounded in the ancient scriptures and ethical practices of yoga, Jivamukti, a Sanskrit word which means “living liberated,” is a practical philosophy that teaches how spiritual values can help us work with the challenges of everyday life with more joy, compassion and positive effectiveness.

Jivamukti Yoga offers vigorously physical and intellectually stimulating yoga classes. Classes include Vinyasa (flowing asana sequences), hands-on adjustments, Pranayama (breathing exercises), meditation, Sanskrit chanting, Yogic philosophical teachings and deep relaxation.

Other Yoga resources :

● Ahimsa (nonviolence and compassion towards all beings—by being kind to others you create an atmosphere of peace within and around yourself which extends into the greater world)

● Bhakti (devotion—offering everything you do to something greater than your ego/small self— acknowledgment that Self or God realization is the goal of all yoga practices)

● Dhyana (meditation—connecting to that unchanging reality of eternal joy within)

● Nada (through sacred music and sonic techniques learn how to enhance the development of a sound body and mind through deep listening)

● Shastra (the study of Sanskrit scriptures and how they apply to the here and now) The Jivamukti Yoga Method is taught at Jivamukti Yoga centers and affiliated schools around the world. The Jivamukti method of Yoga is one of the nine internationally recognized styles of Hatha Yoga. The other eight being: Ashtanga, Iyengar, Viniyoga, Sivananda, Integral, Bikram, Kripalu, and Kundalini.

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