Living Right with Yoga - at a glance

    1. Welcome

    2. About Saraswathi Vasudevan

    1. Why the practice of Yama-Niyama? For whom?

    1. 1 | AHIMSA - The power that binds the world with compassion

    2. 2 | SATYA - Learning to align our feelings, thoughts and actions with the larger truth

    3. 3 | ASTEYA - Understanding what is mine and not mine, cultivating respect and mutuality

    4. 4 | BRAHMACARYA - Drawing boundaries in relationships that keep our life simple and direction clear

    5. 5 | APARIGRAHA - What do I need to let go of so I understand the true purpose of my life? 

    1. 6 | SAUCA - Knowing what is pure and impure, learning to cleanse the body and mind

    2. 7 | SANTOSA - What will give me deep, abiding joy? Less is more!

    3. 8 | TAPAS - Tending to the inner fire that keeps my quest and practice alive

    4. 9 | SVADHYAYA - Study and self-reflection as a continuous practice for self-discovery and inner freedom

    5. 10 | ISVARA PRANIDHANA - Cultivating the attitude of acceptance and surrender in all actions and experiences of life

    6. FINAL | Weaving in the Yama-Niyama into all spheres of our life for individual and collective freedom from suffering.

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  • Free
  • 12 Live Worshops
  • Wednesdays 7:30 - 9AM IST
  • From March 27 onwards

Cultivating Right Living and Right Action

Yama-Niyama as our guiding lights

How to be and not to be that will end all suffering?
This has been the quest of all mankind for millenia. While we have invented many things that can make our life more comfortable and convenient, the complexity of the human mind and relationships continue to plague our life, driving us back to the ancient teachings of yoga that still hold good in these turbulent times, maybe more relevant now than ever before!
Yoga presents the ultimate goal as freedom from suffering and provides us with the means for moving in the direction of greater clarity and lesser suffering. Be it in harmonising our relationship with people and the larger world or taking care of ourselves, yoga provides clear guidelines that when practised, bring great strength, vitality, abiding joy and peace.
Through this 12-week series, we will explore the 10 Yama-Niyama-s that provide the scaffolding for building a strong foundation for right living and right action. Supported by the practice of Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara and Dharana, we will engage with each of the Yama Niyama through discussion, practice and self-reflective work. We hope this will inspire you to practice these precepts in daily living so we can make our life worth living and the world a better place to live in.

Speaker

Saraswathi Vasudevan

Founder, YogaVahini

A long term student of Sri TKV Desikachar, Saraswathi draws inspiration for her life and work from the teachings of Sri T Krishnamacharya, Sri TKV Desikachar and the Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh. Through this program, she aims to combine the teachings and practice of yoga with the practice of mindfulness for a transformative life journey.

Shakuntala Devulapally

Yoga Therapist

Shakuntala is a Yoga Teacher (RYT 500 from Yoga Alliance) and Therapist (C-IAYT) from the tradition of Sri Krishnamacarya with over 8 years of teaching experience. She works with children and adults addressing a wide range of physical and physiological conditions and needs. She works both with healthy people and those who have severe medical conditions. Her approach includes the 8 limbs of yoga as per Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The tools used include asana, pranayama (breath work), working with sound (including healing chants from vedas), aharam (food) and viharam (lifestyle habits). She works with private doctors and hospitals for long term management for people with chronic conditions. She is a cancer survivor, a counsellor and cancer coach. She works closely with cancer patients and their families, both during treatment and after. Prior to her journey in yoga, she worked in various functions of Human Resources for 14 years in Satyam (now Mahindra Satyam), IVY Comptech (now Bwin Poker), Intelligroup (now Ntity) and Firstsource.

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