Jun 302013
 

Nabho Mudra in Dr Sahdev’s ‘Breathe and Heal’ Program

Nabho Mudra

Nabho Mudra

Nabho Mudra involves the tongue touching the palate and is somewhat similar to Khechari mudra in its action. Nabho mudra is mentioned in Gheranda Samhita and is practiced by meditators from various traditions. Nabho mudra is an easy form of Khechari Mudra, which is mentioned in Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and can be easily practised by anyone.

In Gheranda Samhita, Nabho Mudra is described as a practice where the practitioner turns the tongue upwards to meet the palate and then retains the breath. The text says that one can also do this during all activities like sitting, walking, etc.

Nabho Mudra or Simple/ Small Khechari – which Gheranda Samhita claims can remove all disease and suffering of the Yogi, forms an integral part of Dr Sahdev’s ‘Breathe and Heal’ Program, a scientifically and yogically correct and very effective breathing and meditation routine, full of possibilities. In Sanskrit, ‘Nabho’ means ‘space or heavens or sky’ and mudra means ‘posture’. So, literally it can be translated as ‘Space or Heavens or Sky Posture’. Mudras are the postures and act as smaller body locks for energy. Mahatma Budha also made use of Nabho mudra and Vipashyana, now more popular as Vipassana (Pali language), during meditation.

The breadth and depth of understanding and knowledge from the Vedas and other classical Yoga books from thousands of years ago is just astounding, overwhelming, breath-taking and divine! In this modern era, we have just begun to understand this unfathomable sea of knowledge, handed down from generation to generation in a few brief and concise verses, and experiential practices. The full potential of all this knowledge in physical, mental, metaphysical and spiritual dimensions can be comprehended by a devout, practising yoga practitioner through regular practice only.

Nabho Mudra is simple, more of a Raja Yoga practice. Khechari Mudra, a more profound, practice, done in Hatha Yoga, involves taking the tongue all the way back to reach the nasal cavity. Traditional Hatha Yoga is intended to lead to Raja Yoga, the ‘Royal Yoga’, the goal of which is the highest state of consciousness known as SamadhiKhechari is done with a lot of effort like milking the tongue and sometimes even cutting the frenulum of the tongue to free it. Once it is able to reach the nasal cavity, it can then be extended to the roof of the cavity. By stimulating certain regions of the cavity with the tongue, the yogi gets the benefit of amrita or nectar, as per Hatha Yoga Pradipika. Through this nectar, the yogi rejuvenates his body and attains long and healthy life. Whether this nectar is a physical secretion, or modulation of secretions from the master and other glands, is yet to be ascertained. 

Many masters say that cutting the frenulum for Khechari is unnecessary and the same results can be gained through constant practice of Nabho Mudra. It is said that during certain stages of meditation, the tongue automatically goes and touches the roof of the palate. By constant practice, the tongue can go further back towards the throat, till it touches the uvula at the back. Finally it can be made to enter the nasal cavity. This takes years of practice.

This mudra was kept a well-guarded secret for thousands of years, and very correctly so. Nabho and Khechari take the Yogi a step closer to gaining full control over the processes of the physical body. It is an old technique to achieve peace of mind and to facilitate a state of silent and deep meditation, and hence achieving the highest state of samadhi or contemplation.  Talavya or Talabhya Kriya (‘Talu‘ means palate; ‘Talavya‘ or ‘Talabhya‘ means related to palate) is the preparatory exercise to advance to a perfect Khechari Mudra. It must be learnt directly from a physical ‘Guru‘ and should only be practiced under direct supervision of the Guru. It takes a lot of practice to learn and to do accurately even when explained properly and correctly, and it must not be attempted except under expert guidance of a learned ‘Guru’ or teacher after understanding the procedure correctly. That is more because of what these mudras are capable of rather than just the procedures. Preliminary, preparatory procedures and training in Talabhya Kriya and other procedures are essential for serious exponents of Yoga.  Amateurish attempts at this may lead to many complications. However, very simple or initial versions can be explained and understood easily and can be taught even to non-yogis and not-so-advanced yogis.

Nabho Mudra can also be considered an easier option to the practice of full Khechari mudra. Though it remains to be documented medically, but clinically and in traditional Yoga practices, many different types of diseases, even intractable ones, have been found to resolve by the practice of this mudra. 

As a Sanskrit verse explains about Nabho Mudra:

यत्र यत्र स्थितों योगी सर्वकार्येषु सर्वदा।

उर्ध्वजिव्ह: स्थिरो भूत्वाधारयेत्मवनं सदा।

नभोमुद्रा मवेदुषा योद्विना रोग नाशिनी।।

Yatra yatra sthitom yogi sarvakaryeshu sarvada

Urdhvajivha sthiro bhutvadharyetmavanam sada

Nabhomudra mavedusha yogvina roga nashini

Meaning 

The yogi, who stays constant in all aspects at all times, controls the breath

by placing the frontal part of tongue on the palate inside the mouth.

It puts an immediate stop to all mental turmoil.

All the diseases of yogi are destroyed by the practice of this mudra.

Hatha Yoga Pradipika states:

अथ खेछरी
कपाल-कुहरे जिह्वा परविष्ह्टा विपरीतगा |
भरुवोरन्तर्गता दॄष्ह्टिर्मुद्रा भवति खेछरी || ३२ ||

atha khecharī
kapāla-kuhare jihvā praviṣhṭā viparītaghā |
bhruvorantarghatā dṝṣhṭirmudrā bhavati khecharī || 32 ||

एवं करमेण षहण-मासं नित्यं युक्तः समाछरेत |
षहण्मासाद्रसना-मूल-शिरा-बन्धः परणश्यति || ३६ ||

evaṃ krameṇa ṣhaṇ-māsaṃ nityaṃ yuktaḥ samācharet |
ṣhaṇmāsādrasanā-mūla-śirā-bandhaḥ praṇaśyati || 36 ||

कलां पराङ्मुखीं कॄत्वा तरिपथे परियोजयेत |
सा भवेत्खेछरी मुद्रा वयोम-छक्रं तदुछ्यते || ३७ ||

kalāṃ parāngmukhīṃ kṝtvā tripathe pariyojayet |
sā bhavetkhecharī mudrā vyoma-chakraṃ taduchyate || 37 ||

रसनामूर्ध्वगां कॄत्वा कष्हणार्धमपि तिष्ह्ठति |
विष्हैर्विमुछ्यते योगी वयाधि-मॄत्यु-जरादिभिः || ३८ ||

rasanāmūrdhvaghāṃ kṝtvā kṣhaṇārdhamapi tiṣhṭhati |
viṣhairvimuchyate yoghī vyādhi-mṝtyu-jarādibhiḥ || 38 ||

न रोगो मरणं तन्द्रा न निद्रा न कष्हुधा तॄष्हा |
न छ मूर्छ्छा भवेत्तस्य यो मुद्रां वेत्ति खेछरीम || ३९ ||

na rogho maraṇaṃ tandrā na nidrā na kṣhudhā tṝṣhā |
na cha mūrchchā bhavettasya yo mudrāṃ vetti khecharīm || 39 ||

When the yogi now curls his tongue upward and back, he is able to, close the place where the three paths meet. The bending back of the tongue is khechari mudra and closes the three paths in akasha chakra. The yogi who remains but half a minute in this position is free from illness, old age and death. He who has mastered khechari mudra is not afflicted with disease, death, laziness, hunger, thirst and swooning. (HYP 8: 32-39)

Hatha Yoga Pradipika further says:

गोमांसं भक्ष्हयेन्नित्यं पिबेदमर-वारुणीम |
कुलीनं तमहं मन्ये छेतरे कुल-घातकाः || ४७ ||

ghomāṃsaṃ bhakṣhayennityaṃ pibedamara-vāruṇīm |
kulīnaṃ tamahaṃ manye chetare kula-ghātakāḥ || 47 ||

गो-शब्देनोदिता जिह्वा तत्प्रवेशो हि तालुनि |
गो-मांस-भक्ष्हणं तत्तु महा-पातक-नाशनम || ४८ ||

gho-śabdenoditā jihvā tatpraveśo hi tāluni |
gho-māṃsa-bhakṣhaṇaṃ tattu mahā-pātaka-nāśanam || 48 ||

जिह्वा-परवेश-सम्भूत-वह्निनोत्पादितः खलु |
छन्द्रात्स्रवति यः सारः सा सयादमर-वारुणी || ४९ ||

jihvā-praveśa-sambhūta-vahninotpāditaḥ khalu |
chandrātsravati yaḥ sāraḥ sā syādamara-vāruṇī || 49 ||

Daily he may eat the flesh of the cow and drink wine. The word go (cow) in Vedic language means tongue; eating it is to thrust it into the gullet, which produces heat in the body causing nectar to flow out of the moon (chandra nadi) situated on the left side of the eyebrow centre, also called ida nadi, and that is called drinking wine. (HYP 8: 47-49)

Gherand Samhita states:

The body becomes beautiful; samadhi is attained, and the tongue touching the holes in the roof of the mouth obtains various juices – first he experiences a saltish taste, through alkaline to bitter then astringent, then he feels the taste of butter then ghee, then of milk, then of curds, then of whey, then of honey, then of palm juice, and lastly arises the taste of nectar. (GS iii, 30-32)

 

Procedure

It must be learnt and practised only under an expert guidance. It is explained here as a reference for the benefit of those who are learning under an expert teacher.

  1. Sit in any of the Yogic sitting postures such as Padmasana, Sukhasana, Vajrasana, sitting in a chair or in stand-at-ease position. Initially, it is prudent to choose one of the sitting postures.
    padmasana

    Padmasana

  2. A correct and easy way of doing Nabho Mudra is by putting the tongue up against the palate, with the tip of the tongue touching between back of your teeth and hard palate, and tongue pressing against the hard palate, and keeping it there for as long as you can do it comfortably. More advanced techniques give access to varied functions.
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    Palate

    Nabho Mudra-Breathe and Heal

    Nabho Mudra-Breathe and Heal

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    Nabho Mudra

  3. A correct and easy way of doing first level of Khechari Mudra is to put the tip of the tongue against the soft palate, behind the hard palate. For this, the tongue has to be turned upside down, bringing the undersurface of the tongue up, and touching the tip of the tongue with the soft palate. Keep it there for as long as you can. If you feel uncomfortable or feel pain, unroll your tongue and relax for a few seconds and again resume. Build up your practice slowly. A low protein diet helps advancing in this process, as does singhasana (the lion pose).
     

    Khechari Mudra Level I

    Khechari Mudra Level I

    khechari

    Khechari

     

  4. Also, at the same time, you should be doing Shambhavi mudra – keep the eyesight in the middle of both the eyebrows, at Aagya Chakra. It’s more easily done with eyes closed. shambhavi

The correct and complete practice of Nabho Mudra is achieved only when your eyesight is between both the eyebrows, in Shambhavi Mudra, and your tongue is in contact with the palate. Both of these should be accomplished together at one time. 

Also, Nabho Mudra can be practiced with PranayamaGheranda Samhita also instructs about retaining the breath during this practice. That is optional during meditation. During meditation, the breath naturally slows down. During deeper states, one may experience natural suspension of breath for a few minutes. This is called Kevala kumbhaka. Forcing Kevala Kumbhak is unnecessary and undesirable.

Understanding the Action of Nabho Mudra

Though explanation of the full effects and the actions of this simple, and to many seemingly illogical and unscientific, yogic procedure or pose is beyond the scope of this article, yet we can make an attempt to understand basic mechanism of some of the leading physical effects of Nabho Mudra, and to some extent, Khechari Mudra.

During Nabho mudra the tongue is fixed in one spot touching the palate. When the tongue doesn’t move, the onslaught of thoughts also decreases naturally. Thoughts may still occur, but only minimally. This principle is of great help in meditation. Instead of fighting with thoughts, just use Nabho mudra to get substantial help to reduce thoughts per minute.

In Yogic terms, we understand that the cosmic or prana energy can flow through the Sushumna nadi and nourish the entire body. This flow may be interrupted at the region of the throat. The prana energy flows from Vishudhi Chakra to organs of speech.

chakras3

If the flow of prana energy is obstructed or is obliterated, this may cause or contribute towards the instability or distractibility of the mind. Nabho mudra connects that prana energy directly to the next energy centre, i.e., Aagya Chakra, through various marma points. Thus, it helps bypass the normal route and encourages freer flow of prana. Placing the tongue against the palate is one way to bypass this blockage. This reconnection tends to calm the mind and leads to attainment of eternal bliss. This depends on the point of contact – the alveolar groove, the hard palate, the soft palate, the epiglottis, the nares, etc.; the tongue gets connected to various nadis, or energy channels, by touching marma points. Just by putting your tongue up, you can use Nabho mudra to connect the front and back channels of your body which prevents build up of too much pitta or heat. Nabho mudra can also be used to passively conduct energy flow to various upper centers and marmas (bindu, sahasrara, aagya, sthapani, simanta, etc.).

When practising routines that arouse kundalini, it is one of three safety factors that prevent ‘burn out’ in the head region, while still allowing flow of cooler energy through the crown, the third eye, and all of the associated bindus. The other two safety factors are a fully relaxed jaw release, and a suspended head position, which is said to release krikatika marma.

krikatika

Medically speaking, our body responds to any kind of threat by the ‘fight or flight’ response.

autonomic-nervous-system

In either case, sympathetic nervous system kicks in and it leads to a rise in blood pressure, in addition to other phenomena.  Tension and stress of daily living are also perceived by the body as a danger signal and have the same physiology, and the body responds through the stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system.

stress

The sensory nerves from the tongue to the brain, are branches of the trigeminal, facial, glossopharyngeal and vagus nerves; all of these, except the trigeminal, are linked to the parasympathetic component of the autonomic nervous system.

nerve-supply-of-tongue

Thus, through the practice of Nabho or Khechari Mudra, we stimulate these nerves which are concerned with relaxation and also monitor taste, secretion of the different salivary glands, respiration, and so on. Through the parasympathetic nervous system, we also gain access to the hypothalamus and the endocrine glands. A side effect of using Nabho or Khechari mudra in the quest for higher consciousness is the regulation of the endocrine system, especially the pituitary gland. Nabho or Khechari allow us to control thirst and hunger. Through more advanced practices, Yogis learn to get conscious control over regulation of brain centres for blood pressure, temperature, respiration etc.

Also, body mechanisms including Carotid sinuses help to control and regulate blood pressure.

carotid-sinus

Carotid sinuses are two remarkable organs situated at the bifurcation of the carotid artery on each side, in front of the neck and just below the level of the jaws, at the level of the thyroid cartilage or Adam’s apple. The carotid sinuses contain numerous baroreceptors which function as a “sampling area” for many homeostatic mechanisms for maintaining blood pressure. The carotid sinus baroreceptors are innervated by the sinus nerve of Hering, which is a branch of the IX cranial nerve . The glossopharyngeal nerve makes synapses in the nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS) located in the medulla oblongata of the brainstem. The NTS indirectly modulates the activity of sympathetic and parasympathetic (vagal) neurons in the medulla and pons through the hypothalamus. These neurons then regulate the autonomic control of the heart and blood vessels.

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The brain responds immediately to such a stimulus by adjusting the heart rate and contraction of the arterioles, thus correspondingly adjusting the blood pressure to keep it within normal range.

Thus, Nabho mudra, in very mechanistic terms, acts by virtue of the anatomical proximity of the root of the tongue to the carotid sinuses in the neck and through access to the parasympathetic nervous system through the nerves supplying tongue. The pull at the root of the tongue acts by applying a subtle drag on these sinuses in the neck, causing them to react as though they have detected high blood pressure, with the result that the heartbeat and the blood pressure decrease. This leads to relief in stress response and overall physical and mental relaxation.

These carotid sinuses as well as the sinus nerves were well known in ancient times. Shiva Samhita says: “Stop the flow of the vigyana nadis (sinus nerves) with the second fingers. This gives siddhi (power or control attained by a Yogi through practice) in the form of happiness and bliss.”

carotid-sinus

The implications of the above verses are obvious: if you gently press these carotid sinuses then you will become very relaxed and perhaps a little faint. This can help in various other yogic practices that lead to meditation. But all this must not be tried by an uninitiated person or except under  guidance and supervision.

Sira Matrika Marmas described in Sushruta Samhita correspond with the position of carotid sinuses. In the science of Marmani Chikitsa or Marma Therapy, there are five types of Marmas on the basis of consequences, in which one type is Sadyapranahara Marma, that means injury to these Marma leads to sudden death. Sira Matrika Marmas are eight in number, lie in the neck on either side of Kanthnadi between Nila and Manya Marmas, along the carotid artery. These are Sadyapranahara Marmas. 

Kalaripayattu is one of the oldest fighting systems in the world and is called the mother of martial arts. (Malayalam and Tamil, kalari: school or gymnasium, payattu: to fight or to exercise or to put hard work into. In Sanskrit, ‘Khalurika’ means parade ground or arena, and ‘payas’ means power or strength, or ‘pasi‘ meaning spear)  In this martial art, site corresponding to sira matrika is considered one of the death-causing marmani. 

In acupuncture, an offspring of Marmani Chikitsa, the point renying or Stomach 9 corresponds to the location of Sira Matrika Marma. The same point is used in acupressure also.

In Dim Mak or Kyoshu Jitsu, renying is considered one of the killer points. This point is also used to subdue the opponent in karate and krav maga

As explained in the video below, carotid sinus massage is a useful procedure in Medicine too:

Benefits

Nabho mudra is a very simple practice but it has many subtle influences on the health of body and brain. 

  • It helps modulate the parasympathetic system which leads to a state of relaxation, and results in immediate calmness of the mind and body.
  • Nabho Mudra has a profound effect on diseases of heart, lungs and brain and helps overcome insomnia, anxiety, high blood pressure, diseases of tongue, throat, eyes and is especially beneficial in all stress – related or psychosomatic diseases.
  • In conjunction with breathing exercises, mudras and procedures, this can influence health very positively and can help overcome diseases.
  • When the tongue is inserted into the nasal cavity in Khechari Mudra, many small nerves and glands are activated, thereby increasing the autonomous control of the body.
  • It is also said to decalcify the pineal gland, which plays an important role in spiritual awakening.

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Note : Yoga Therapy is best administered in an individualized manner though some generalized guidelines have been provided for all. You should check with your health care professional before starting this or any new therapy or exercise program or breathing routine. This is especially important if you have any pre-existing health conditions, such as high blood pressure, migraines or heart or lung ailments. Women who are pregnant or think they might be pregnant should consult their physician before performing any of the breathing or physical exercises or undertaking any therapy program.

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Jun 252013
 

Dr Sahdev’s ‘Breathe and Heal’ Therapy

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SAVY Style of classical traditional Ashtanaga and Vinyasa yoga is a comprehensive system of personal development, encompassing the mind, body and spirit in the most wonderful and amazing way. SAVY Yoga routines include most elements of Yoga : asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), pratyahara (withdrawal), AUM or Primordial Sound chanting and meditation, self-marma point massage and a lot more, all packed in a 60 minute yoga classSAVY Yoga is the most complete, healthful and safe yoga routine on this planet! This is THE YOGA FOR EVERYONE! 

At SAVY Studio, we offer many different routines to suit personal preferences and requirements of different individuals. But to keep it safe for everyone, we always prefer to start from the basics. In the First Free class, you will be informed about different programs and services available at SAVY, you will be given some tips for yoga, what precautions you should take, what you need to bring to a yoga class, and you  will be introduced to the 12 most important postures (asanas), basic breathing techniques and relaxation techniques. You can also learn the principle benefits of each posture and the fundamental principles of yoga by joining us at our studio.

SAVY YOGA IS ALL ABOUT HOW TO ACHIEVE THE ULTIMATE COMPLETE HEALTH – IN BODY, MIND & SPIRIT!

Meet truly traditional, unadulterated Yoga in its original form, in all its immensity under a team of Registered, qualified, talented, able and passionate yoga teachers!

Terms and Conditions

  • Must activate by July 1, 2013
  • Valid only for newcomers.
  • Limit 1 buy per person, may buy more for others
  • Voucher offers 30 days of unlimited SAVY yoga classes. Does not include access to Special classes or Master classes.
  • HST Payable on registration. No cash value. No cash back.

Check the details here.

THIS DEAL IS CLOSED!

Thrifty Thursday Half Price Gift Certificates

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Jun 202013
 

Thrifty Thursday Half Price Gift Certificates

Thrifty Thursday

Welcome to Thrifty Thursday Half Price Gift Certificates

Every Thursday, SAVY International and its partner businesses will be offering

5 Half Price Gift Certificates!

YOU CAN PURCHASE THEM ON THURSDAYS – 12 AM TO 11.59 PM.

Keep checking what is on offer!

Right now, we have :

FIVE

SAVY International $50 Thrifty Thursday Half Price Gift Certificates

For a price of $25.

You can use this Gift Certificate towards purchase of any Services at SAVY International Studio.

SAVY Style of classical traditional Ashtanaga and Vinyasa yoga is a comprehensive system of personal development, encompassing the mind, body and spirit in the most wonderful and amazing way. SAVY Yoga routines include most elements of Yoga : asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), pratyahara (withdrawal), AUM or Primordial Sound chanting and meditation, self-marma point massage and a lot more, all packed in a 60 minute yoga class

SAVY Yoga is the most complete, healthful and safe yoga routine on this planet!

This is THE YOGA FOR EVERYONE! 

At SAVY Studio, we offer many different routines to suit personal preferences and requirements of different individuals. But to keep it safe for everyone, we always prefer to start from the basics. In the First Free class, you will be informed about different programs and services available at SAVY, you will be given some tips for yoga, what precautions you should take, what you need to bring to a yoga class, and you  will be introduced to the 12 most important postures (asanas), basic breathing techniques and relaxation techniques. You can also learn the principle benefits of each posture and the fundamental principles of yoga by joining us at our studio.

SAVY YOGA IS ALL ABOUT HOW TO ACHIEVE THE ULTIMATE COMPLETE HEALTH – IN BODY, MIND & SPIRIT!

Meet truly traditional, unadulterated Yoga in its original form, in all its immensity under a team of Registered, qualified, talented, able and passionate yoga teachers!

In addition to SAV Yoga, we also have Yoga Therapy, Special Classes, Yoga Nutrition, SAVY Yoga Challenge Program, Pulse Diagnosis, Dosha Consultation etc.

Please click ON THE GIFT CERTIFICATE BELOW TO purchase your Thrifty Thursday Half Price Gift Certificate.

 

Gift certificate does not apply to taxes. 1 certificate per visit. Non-refundable. No cash value.

Jun 202013
 

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SAVY Style of classical traditional Ashtanaga and Vinyasa yoga is a comprehensive system of personal development, encompassing the mind, body and spirit in the most wonderful and amazing way. SAVY Yoga routines include most elements of Yoga : asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), pratyahara (withdrawal), AUM or Primordial Sound chanting and meditation, self-marma point massage and a lot more, all packed in a 60 minute yoga class!

SAVY Yoga is the most complete, healthful and safe yoga routine on this planet! This is THE YOGA FOR EVERYONE! 

At SAVY Studio, we offer many different routines to suit personal preferences and requirements of different individuals. But to keep it safe for everyone, we always prefer to start from the basics. You will also be required to fill up a Registration Form.

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HAVE A GOOD DAY!

NAMASTEY!

 

 

Jun 202013
 

Yoga Hot Deal SAVY Year Card – 2013

 

Yoga Hot Deal SAVY Year Card 2013

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SAVY Style of classical traditional Ashtanaga and Vinyasa yoga is a comprehensive system of personal development, encompassing the mind, body and spirit in the most wonderful and amazing way. SAVY Yoga routines include most elements of Yoga : asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), pratyahara (withdrawal), AUM or Primordial Sound chanting and meditation, self-marma point massage and a lot more, all packed in a 60 minute yoga classSAVY Yoga is the most complete, healthful and safe yoga routine on this planet! This is THE YOGA FOR EVERYONE! 

At SAVY Studio, we offer many different routines to suit personal preferences and requirements of different individuals. But to keep it safe for everyone, we always prefer to start from the basics. In the First Free class, you will be informed about different programs and services available at SAVY, you will be given some tips for yoga, what precautions you should take, what you need to bring to a yoga class, and you  will be introduced to the 12 most important postures (asanas), basic breathing techniques and relaxation techniques. You can also learn the principle benefits of each posture and the fundamental principles of yoga by joining us at our studio.

SAVY YOGA IS ALL ABOUT HOW TO ACHIEVE THE ULTIMATE COMPLETE HEALTH – IN BODY, MIND & SPIRIT!

Meet truly traditional, unadulterated Yoga in its original form, in all its immensity under a team of Registered, qualified, talented, able and passionate yoga teachers! This card is valid for full Year 2013!

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Jun 172013
 

SAVY News June 2013

SAVY NEWS JUNE 2013

Hello London!

How are you doing?

Somehow, I had a very strange feeling I had not communicated with you properly for a long time, though I wrote to you last in May, last month only!

I probably felt that way as I had been busy doing over months’ worth of work in last few weeks! SAVY Studio has been so full of activity that I felt I must have missed out on communicating to you about it all.

Things have been moving at a rather accelerated pace at SAVY- there was so much to plan and do! One of my main concerns was making the website more interactive and readily update-able, and that seemed to grab all my attention for a little while. In addition to that, so many new programs, new Yoga Teacher Training courses, new Yoga Therapy courses, new yoga routines, new Summer offers, and to top it all, planning interesting and useful Yoga Retreats (they are coming soon too)!

Updating the website kept me really busy, it was such a huge task! Deepti Verma, our web-designer, supervises anything related to website at SAVY. Sumita, Abhinav, Priyanka and Vibhuti helped me with a lot of spade-work in web-designing. Still, I launched it almost in a hurry and a lot needs to be updated/ added yet, but like anything virtual and electronic, that, again, is a never-ending process. Too much choice sometimes confuses you too much!

It’s the same url : http://www.savy-international.com/. Please check it out. I started it on 3rd June, but there already have been more than 5000 hits!

Also, before I set up this new site, I had also started a blog at http://savyint.com/. There is a lot of new stuff at this blog also. Right now the roles of website and blog are somewhat overlapping, but soon they are going to get diversified. Please check them out and give me your opinion.

In near future, the best way to keep a tap on activities at SAVY will be to keep checking the website and the blog and to ‘Like’ the Facebook page. All the new offers and updates will also be there.

SAVY stands for the best and the safest in the field of Yoga, Yoga Education, Yoga Therapy, Yoga Research and related fields. We take pride in offering one of the most complete and most healthful and best optimised yoga routines on this planet. To give you just a glimpse of all that’s happening at SAVY, here goes a short list :

  1. SAVY Storyline. I have enlisted some of feats that SAVY International has accomplished since its day of inception in SAVY Storyline. Please check the storyline here.
  2. Yoga Teacher Training is starting in July and registration is still open. We offer one of the most comprehensive RYT 200 programs, registered with Yoga Alliance, USA. Our rates for RYT 200 program are most affordable not only in London On, but also in whole of Canada. Those desirous of getting deeper into Yoga can check out the details here.
  3. Yoga Class Cards. For our regular clients, who have already tasted the excellence in Yoga at our Studio, SAVY offers categorically the most affordable rates in London ON to help them keep enjoying regular yoga classes. You can now do UNLIMITED YOGA even for a sum as low as $68 per month only (with 20% Loyalty Discount for our regular clients), and that too under one of the most qualified, educated and experienced faculty in the world! Don’t miss out on this one! Please check it out here.
  4. Unlimited Summer Yoga Card .To celebrate summers and encourage newcomers, we have introduced Unlimited Summer Yoga Card for newcomers: this gives Unlimited Yoga for the months of June, July and August for a paltry price of $149. Make use of it and let your friends and colleagues know about it. Please check the details here.
  5. SAVY Yoga Challenge. Renewed and thoroughly revamped SAVY Yoga Challenge classes, now based on SANJEEVANI and Jitendra Pranayama Series will be starting next month again. Register to achieve you goals now! Check the details.
  6. Summer Yoga Boot Camps Also, as a part of the Summer Programs, we’ll be holding Yoga Boot Camps. Check the details and register NOW! We’ll be announcing dates for Boot Camp for Children very soon.
  7. Featured SAVY Yogi of the Month. We are starting ‘Featured SAVY Yogi of the Month’ page on the website. I have started making a list of those who have expressed a desire to feature there. Please let me know if you would be interested in relating your experiences at SAVY, and how it helped you in moving towards your personal goals, if at all,, and are ready to give some nice yoga poses to be put on the web-page! We can schedule an appointment at the earliest possible to take some beautiful still photographs and videos.
  8. Partner Businesses. Also, we’ll be starting a ‘Partner Businesses’ page. The partner businesses will be required to give a stipulated discount/ facility to SAVY members holding a valid SAVY Membership Card (Red, Blue or SAVY Year Card). SAVY will be extending the same facility to the clients of the partner businesses. Please write if you would like to participate in this program.
  9. Disease Reversal with Yoga. In addition to all this, to experience and exploit the full potential of Yoga, we have designed a very elaborate and unique Yoga Therapy program – Disease Reversal with Yoga or DR Yoga. I‘ll be uploading the details of the program very soon, hopefully by this weekend. We have started accepting registration for this program. This program will certainly help people with all kinds of diseases including but not limited to hypertension, CAD, Diabetes, Joint Pains, Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Ataxias, IBD’s so on and so forth…. People with health problems which have been labelled as intractable, chronic, terminal or untreatable are also welcome to join this program. You can start share information about the program with somebody who could use this it, with your friends, colleagues and others.
  10. Fathers’ Day Offer. Fathers mean a lot to a family! With Fathers’ Day around the corner, SAVY has to acknowledge and honour their role in a family. But let it be a surprise for a couple of days more! Check out on the website/ Facebook in a day or so.

Moreover,

 

  • Our Traditional Yoga classes now have more of Sukshma (Subtle) Yoga and are a lot more useful for overall health. This is the true Yoga for Everyone!

 

  • SAVY Deep Stretch routines have been totally revamped; we hold Deep Stretch Level I class on Tuesday evening and Deep Stretch Level I class on Friday morning. Check them out and know the difference and the invigorating joy!

 

  • We have started SAVY Vinyasa B-III classes, and they are a real test of nerves!

 

  • SAVY Year Card-2013. Now you can use this card for attending 52 classes in 2013, instead of a fixed 1 class per week for the whole year! That makes it a lot more value-for-money option, and in fact, an incomparable offer! Limit one card per person per year.

 

  • BOLLYWOOD DANCE Classes with Priyanka are really entertaining and full of energy. Register for this hip-hop dance now!

 

  • Priyanka will also be available (by appointment) for HENNA (Mehndi/ Temporary Tattoo) WORK.

 

  • YOGA FOR FACE Classes are on. Check the details here. Sign-up for package today! Those holding valid Membership Plans (Silver Plan/ Red Card/ Blue Card) or SAVY Year Card-2013 get a 20% discount.

 

  • You can register for ‘SANJEEVANI – Infusing Inspiring Life’. Learn it, do it for 40 days regularly and see the difference for yourself. This is an essential set of more than 10 different breathing exercises, some yoga postures, meditation, marma, mantra and a lot more, all packed in a 30-minute routine! THIS IS THE ONLY PROGRAM OF ITS KIND IN THE WHOLE WORLD!!! Not only does it help one achieve positive health, but is also very relevant from Disease Reversal point of view. Yoga is a recognised drug-free treatment modality and is recognised by the World Health Organisation for the purpose. This program does full justice to that aspect of yoga. Please check the details here.

 

 

Coming weeks will see a lot of activity at SAVY: so many updates, new classes, programs, workshops etc. Do keep checking website, blog and the Facebook page.

Continue your practice of Yoga at SAVY and stay happy, healthy and be abundant in life!

 

Namastey!

 

Thanks and Regards,

Dr Jitender K Sahdev

D.Sc. (AM), Ph.D. (AM), M.D. (AM)
E-RYT 500 (Yoga Alliance, USA)
Member, IAYT, USA
M.B.,B.S.,
Fc Surgery (SASMS)
Fc Surgical Oncology (SASMS)
FPC (IMA-AKNSI)

President and Director of Teaching

 

 

 

South London Yoga Studio:

119-D Exeter Road

LONDON ON N6L 1A4

CANADA

 

Phone Numbers:

Canada : 519 701 2609

Web-site : www.savy-international.com

Blog : www.savyint.com

Facebook page : www/facebook.com/savyinternationalinc

The greatest compliment we can receive is a referral from our valued members and friends like you!

Sukshma Yoga

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Jun 162013
 

Sukshma Yoga

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Sukshma Yoga-The Yoga for Everyone, or Subtle Yoga  is one of the most ancient and relatively little known form of Yoga. This is ‘The Yoga for Everyone’!

Sukshma Yoga can make you relax within a few minutes. Its effect penetrates subtle levels at the physical, mental and spiritual levels. This consists of gentle stretching and coordinated breathing, and breathing exercises, that result in deep relaxation. It includes easy exercises for the eyes, tongue and jaws, neck, hands, feet, knees, ankles and hips. In Sukshma Yoga the whole body, from head to toe, is treated, relaxed and rejuvenated. These exercises also stimulate, balance and energise the Marma points and Chakras. External and internal body parts undergo deep transformation in this type of Yoga. These are scientific exercises that not only make us strong and supple, but also help remove impurities from the body and improve the memory, concentration and will-power.

Sukshma Yoga routine includes more of those physical yogic movements which almost all of the people would be able to do. Hasta mudras or hand postures are also included. These classes are suitable even for those who have not done any form of yoga or exercise before and are afraid of trying yogic postures. The good thing about yoga is that there is something for everybody regardless of body weight, physical limitations/strength or flexibility. With the regular practice of those gentle movements you would be amazed to see how the yoga practice is helping you not only in making a difference in your lives but also helping in overcoming so many health issues. Regular practice of this type of Yoga ensures a long and healthy life.

People of every age, make, fitness level,belief, faith can do and receive the benefits of these exercises that can be very comfortably and safely practised. These exercises also make you ready for getting deeper into yoga and meditation in a very subtle way.

Our Beginners’ Level classes are based on Sukshma Yoga or Subtle Yoga.

You can learn Sukshma Yoga at SAVY under the most qualified and experienced faculty in London ON, and one of the most qualified and experienced faculty in North America!

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Jun 152013
 

SAVY Yoga Challenge

SAVY Yoga Challenge

SAVY Yoga Challenge

YOU CAN NOW REGISTER FOR SAVY YOGA CHALLENGE PROGRAM

STARTING IN JUNE!

SAVY Yoga Challenge Program, based on Yoga, Pranayama, Nada, Marmas, Meditation and more, offers immense healing potential, for the body, mind and spirit.

Yoga is not just physical stretching, but it is a whole science of life! The new SAVY Challenge program includes and has ‘Mindfulness and Breathing – Based Healing (MBH)’ and Sun Salutations, the art and science of living, at its core. You will be practicing a capsule of extremely useful exercises, physical as well as mental, in a group in a time-bound manner. This program sets you on a course to perfection in body, mind and spirit!

This could truly be a LIFE TRANSFORMING experience for you. Whether you are brand new to yoga or are a seasoned yoga practitioner, you will find this yoga challenge a truly rewarding experience physically, emotionally, medically, socially and spiritually.

Please check the details here.

This program sets you on a course to perfection in body, mind and spirit!

Here are some of the benefits of attending the yoga challenge program:

  • This program sets you on a course to perfection. You learn healthy habits which you can continue to follow.
  • At the completion of the program, develop an on-going daily practice of your own.
  • PRACTICE! PRACTICE! PRACTICE!
  • The benefits of a regular practice cannot be over-emphasised!
  • Natural weight management.
  • Develop a body that is more flexible, healthier and stronger.
  • Learn how to manage stress effectively.
  • Reduce chronic pain.
  • Develop the habit of waking up early, thus leaving much more of the day for yourself.
  • Morning yoga gives you abundant energy and vitality for the rest of the day.
  • Develop a strong will-power.
  • Detoxify and cleanse your body.
  • Develop healthier eating habits.
  • There are innumerable other benefits beyond this list.

I would like you to let us know what other benefits you foresee out of this program (your own reasons for participating in the program).

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Please check other details here.

Dr Jitender K Sahdev

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Jitender  Sahdev

President and Director of Teaching

Your Yoga Teacher Trainer – Dr Jitender K Sahdev E-RYT 500, RCYT, RPYT, D.Sc., Ph.D.,MD, MBBS, Fellow in Surgery and Surgical Oncology, is a Yoga Therapist /Yoga Teacher in London with over 37,000 hours of Traditional Yoga teaching experience. A Surgeon by profession from India, he utilizes Yoga as a complementary therapy for optimizing the health and wellness of his participants and for easing symptoms of pain and tightness associated with disease. He trained under doyens of Yoga in India for almost four decades. He is a Yoga Therapist in Canada.

 

Note : You should check with your health care professional before starting this or any new exercise program or breathing routine. This is especially important if you have any pre-existing health conditions, such as high blood pressure, migraines or heart or lung ailments. Women who are pregnant or think they might be pregnant should consult their physician before performing any of the breathing or physical exercises.

The information contained in the program is not intended to serve as a replacement for professional medical advice. Any use of the information in these programs/ workshops is at the reader’s discretion, risk and responsibility. The studio, author and the publisher specifically disclaim any and all liability arising directly or indirectly from the use or application of any information contained herein. A health care professional should be consulted regarding your specific situation.

Jun 142013
 

GIVE A GIFT OF LIFE TO YOUR FATHER ON THIS FATHERS’ DAY!

Fathers’ Day

I started yoga for mainly three reasons:

I.            Even as a young child, I saw my Dad doing head-stand and other tough poses and just got curious.

II.            I was introduced to yoga at a very early age and met many famous and inspiring yogis during Yoga camps, mostly organised by my father.

III.            I saw very expert yogis talk about and do things which sounded and looked crazy at the time. Everything started making more sense as I grew up in years and intellect. Even though my father was a famous educationist and administrator, and a name to reckon with in his field, his knowledge and command on so many different subjects impressed me very much, and like thousands of his other students who used to be totally awe-struck, always tried my best to ape him.

That was just the beginning, but later I discovered the importance of yoga when I could survive through many of life’s travails and challenges, one of the most hitting ones of which was his demise, only because of yoga! The path he had shown and the legacy of his values which he stood for and which I witnessed work for him, have helped me immensely in dealing with some of seemingly hopeless challenges in my life and still keep guiding and helping me.

In remembrance and honour of his indomitable spirit on FATHERS’ DAY, here are five reasons why you should take your Dad to SAVY Yoga Studio this Father’s Day and beyond.

  1.  Sukshma (Subtle) Yoga.  All of our B I level classes have lots of subtle yoga, which is the real Yoga for Everyone! He won’t have to stretch and bend looking like a pretzel. These classes include easy-looking poses which everyone can do, with very deep and subtle effect, which go a long way towards warding off lots of health problems. Tell him he’ll be doing one of the safest and most healthful yoga routines at SAVY Studio. Watch the testimonials of others who have been regular at SAVY Yoga and assess the benefits for yourself.
  2. Experienced Faculty.  Yoga, and especially breathing exercises, to be really effective, have to be done with proper technique only. Yoga is a great and very potent tool and that is all the more reason to treat it with tons of respect and care! At SAVY, you get to learn yoga under one of the most qualified and experienced yoga faculty in the whole wide world! So, you can be sure you are learning only the correct techniques.
  3. Different Elements of Yoga.  Asanas or yoga postures are just one element of yoga. Pranayama or the breathing exercises form the bridge between the physical body and other sheaths. At SAVY, your father will automatically follow one of the most complete yoga routines including Pranayama, Meditation, marma, AUM Chanting and a lot more.
  4. Energy.  Let him do the right kind of exercises with right technique, under expert guidance, and he’ll tell you how much energy he feels after each class. This is something very peculiar to our yoga classes: after a good workout, you feel more energised instead of feeling exhausted! Let him experience all that energy which he might have been missing out on.
  5. Balance and Confidence.  Yoga is a low-impact exercise routine. It acts mainly by achieving hormonal balance in the body through very subtle mechanism. That helps one maintain optimum muscle strength, bone density, cardiovascular health, peace of mind and bestows one with a lithe and fully functional body. No more trouble bending over to tie his shoe laces! That independence goes a long way in boosting his confidence and self-respect.

In addition to the routine yoga classes, he can also make use of other services at SAVY.

 Sanjeevani-Infusing Inspiring Life, The art and Science of Living.  This new 30 minute Yoga routine based on Jitendra Pranayama Series is a real gift of life for anyone! This is a true yogic panacea of life. With more than 10 different life-giving breathing techniques, meditation routine and a lot more, this is a unique program to stay fit and achieve fitness. Peace of mind is important for everyone no matter what your age. He might be resistant at first but remind him how you always tried everything he asked you to try growing up, and look, how fantastic you turned out!

In India, the land of origin of Yoga and other great sciences, Yoga has always been more of a male-dominated thing. Bring him to SAVY Studio to try one class, find inspired company which is truly encouraging and fall in love with yoga! You might think you’re providing inspiration for your dad and initially you may be right. But you’ll probably be even more inspired by him. Take your dad to class and witness his ability to listen to his body, increase flexibility, build strength and bliss out!

To help you provide a gift of life to him, we have a special promotional on for all the fathers.

Sign up for Red Card and we’ll reward you with a hefty 20% off for being an ideal ward!

The offer is on till June 16 midnight.

Click here and claim your FATHERS’ DAY gift!

 

Happy Father’s Day in advance to all the amazing dads out there!

 

 

Jun 122013
 

HI All!

Thank you very much for very encouraging response and comments for my blogs!

WE have finalised some more programs to keep you fit, and make you still fitter in summers:

You can register for SAVY Yoga Challenge Program, starting in July now!

SAVY Yoga Challenge Program, based on Yoga, Pranayama, Nada, Marmas, Meditation and more, offers immense healing potential, for the body, mind and spirit. Yoga is not just physical stretching, but it is a whole science of life! The new SAVY Challenge program includes and is based on ‘Sanjeevani -Infusing Inspiring Life’, the art and science of living. You will be practicing a capsule of extremely useful exercises, physical as well as mental, in a group in a time-bound manner. This program sets you on a course to perfection in body, mind and spirit!

This could truly be a LIFE TRANSFORMING experience for you. Whether you are brand new to yoga or are a seasoned yoga practitioner, you will find this yoga challenge a truly rewarding experience physically, emotionally, medically, socially and spiritually.

Please check the details here.

The other very challenging program is:

Yoga Boot Camp for Adults

Are you ready to get your sweat on? 

Whether you are looking to lose weight, improve your digestion, feel energized or to boost your immune system, the SAVY Yoga Boot Camp is the perfect way to bring balance back to your body. SAVY Yoga Boot Camp is based on the principles of Ayurveda, India’s ancient science of life, and it is also designed to reduce toxins in the body by supporting the liver and other major organs of digestion and elimination.

Check the details of the program here.

See you soon with more interesting programs!

Have a  good one!

Jun 102013
 

North London SAVY Yoga – Deep Stretch Yoga

SAVY Yoga has been serving the city of London and surrounding areas since 2011 under the most qualified and experienced faculty in LONDON and CANADA, and one of the most qualified and experienced faculty in the WORLD! To serve the people of London in a better way, instead of serving some run-of-the-mill pseudo-yoga routines, we offer some very useful and healing, authentic Yoga/ Pranayama routines, ranging from gentle to very challenging Yoga, for the  beginner to the advanced student alike.

Here, we bring to you an introduction to Yoga classes being taught at our North London SAVY Yoga Studio.

Through demonstration, discussion and experiential movement, you will gain key understanding of proper postures and how to keep your body safe. As common sense dictates, one can function properly only if one is disease-free and is in a healthy state of body, mind and spirit. So, for us, your health and disease-free state comes first of all. Asanas, Pranayama, Mudras, Marmas, Kriyas, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhyana – our Yoga is much more than mere gymnastics and sauna! 

North London Yoga Classes at SAVY bring to you the taste, values and expertise of the true traditional Ashtanga and Vinyasa Yoga from India. Inspired adherence to the eight pillars or steps of yoga bestow one with a calm mind and fit body and lead one towards attaining an emancipated life. In more physical or materialistic  terms, Yoga is more than capable of keeping one physically and mentally fit and disease-free. It has become the new hot and favoured way to sweat it out for better health. SAVY Yoga is a humble step in that direction.

Deep Stretch Yoga

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Deep Stretch Yoga, Ananjayesana

What is Deep Stretch Yoga

Deep Stretch Yoga includes Yoga postures for deep stretching of body combined with breathing patterns which facilitate deep stretch. It is based on classical Hatha Yoga postures and breathing patterns. 

Deep Stretch Yoga is based on the Yogic/ Ayurvedic concept of ida and pingala, or the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems in the modern science lingo – the opposite and complementary principles in the microcosm. Ida nadi represents the resting, relaxed state – the stable, unmoving, hidden aspect of things; pingala nadi represents the fight or flight scenario, the changing, moving, revealing aspect. 

Deep Stretch Yoga has been used for thousands of years to improve meditation practices. These yoga postures, when held for a longer duration, instill deep calm and help us get in touch with the inner consciousness and manifest their benefits at the physical, mental and spiritual levels. The practice of Deep Stretch Yoga trains us in the habit of slowing down, paying attention and listening – listening to our body, to our mind, to the soothing sound of the Ujjayi breath. Deep Stretch Yoga goes hand in hand with the practice of mindfulness and helps to fine-tune the various skills that bring us back to the here and now.This routine shows the way towards gentle and prolonged stretching and coordinated breathing, and breathing exercises, that results in deep relaxation. Advanced practice stimulates, balances and energises the Marma points and Chakras and leads on to awakening of kundalini.

Deep-Stretch Yoga is a lesser known form of ancient yoga which usually consists of a series of long-held, passive floor poses that mainly work the lower part of the body—the hips, pelvis, inner thighs, lower spine, and educates the connective tissues of the body to stretch and the mind to focus. The poses are typically held for up to five minutes, sometimes even longer, but the benefits start with holding poses for more than 70 seconds. Focus on these tissues has a better effect on stretching and exercising of the bone and joints areas of the body. 

In faster changing sequence of postures, mainly the muscles in the body are stimulated, encouraging strength and physical health. But, over time, if deep stretch is not practiced, the muscles and the joints of the body become more susceptible to injury. As one ages, a lack of flexible joints in the body increases the risk of pain and injury. Deep stretch yoga increases one’s ability to perform other forms of yoga by having better lubricated, flexible joints.

The most major difference between deep stretch and other forms of yoga is the effect on the mind. Deep Stretch Yoga creates a better sense of balance, connectedness and peace of mind.

Not all yoga postures are suitable for Deep Stretch Yoga. This is due to the fact that in Deep-Stretch Yoga, various positions are held for a longer duration.

Physiology

Muscles account for about forty percent of the resistance against the body’s flexibility, while connective tissue accounts for about fifty percent. The intensity and physical benefits of Deep Stretch Yoga practice depend on two variables:

  1. Duration of the asana, and
  2. Temperature of the muscle.

Asanas are usually held for five minutes, but can be held for longer periods too. 

Deep Stretch Yoga should be practiced when the muscles are not yet warmed up. Less elastic muscles, when cold, allow more stress to be transferred to the connective tissue. Muscles are kept relaxed to avoid muscle spasm, which could result from engaging muscles for long periods.

Who is Deep Stretch Yoga For

People of every age can do and receive the benefits of Deep Stretch Yoga. This type of practice is beneficial to a wide variety of people. In fact, everyone who wants to get deeper into the practice of Yoga should do this routine regularly. Some find holding poses for longer duration difficult, but the benefits outweigh the difficulties.

This is for you if you are tired, over-stimulated, if your energy is too erratic, your mind is overactive, you are craving for energy or you feel you have too much of it! With laptops, phones and other mobile devices bombarding our senses all the time, it’s easy to end up staying switched on all the time, with a mind that is constantly busy processing all that information that you throw at it. 

These exercises teach you how to regulate those sensory inputs. These also make you ready for getting deeper into yoga and meditation in a very subtle way. Deep Stretch Yoga is beneficial in eating disorders, osteoporosis, in-patient drug treatment centers, drug addiction rehabilitation centers, or even for those seeking pain treatment and trauma recovery.

With the regular practice of this kind of yoga, you would be amazed to see how the yoga practice helps you not only in making a difference in your lives but also helps in overcoming so many health issues. Regular practice of Yoga ensures a long and healthy life.

Principles to follow for Deep Stretch Yoga

  • Tristhana. Bandha, Drishti and Ujjayi should be adhered to.  
  • Alignment. As this is a more advanced practice, you have to be more careful about the correct alignment.
  • Be gentle. Move slowly and gently into the pose. Don’t gun for the maximum in the pose right in the beginning, and never stretch so far as to cause pain.
  • Be compassionate. Consciously try to ease into the pose, and maintain stillness. If you have to fidget or shift position too much, loosen it and take it a bit easy on you. Be compassionate to yourself.
  • Be still. start with holding a pose for at least 70 seconds and progress to 5 minutes or more.
  • Be patient. Even when the body is yearning to race out of the pose, take your time and come out of the pose slowly.

Benefits

Deep-Stretch Yoga benefits the mind, body and spirit in a variety of ways. These may include:

  • Stillness: feeling calm and balanced
  • Stress and anxiety reduction
  • Optimized circulation
  • Improved flexibility 
  • Deep fascial release
  • Greater joint mobility
  • Balance to the internal organs
  • Improved flow of Prana
  • Regulated energy levels
  • Prevention of osteoporosis
  • Better bone health
  • Greater strength
  • Improved overall health
  • Greater stamina for everything
  • Slowed signs of aging
  • Ease and deepening of meditation
  • Deeper relaxation
  • Improved practice of other forms of yoga

You can learn authentic Deep Stretch Yoga under the most qualified and experienced faculty at SAVY Studio.

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Dr Jitender K Sahdev

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E-RAP 2500, E-RYTh 2500, E-RWT 500, RYBT, RWSYT, RWPYT, RWCYT (Worldwide Yoga Alliance, Canada)

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Please contact us to learn more about Yoga and Ayurveda. We would love to hear any suggestions or comments that you might have. Space is limited in courses and participation will be on a first-come-first-served basis. So, respond early to participate in this exciting, life-transforming Yoga experience. 

Note : You should check with your health care professional before starting this or any new exercise program or breathing routine. This is especially important if you have any pre-existing health conditions, such as high blood pressure, migraines or heart or lung ailments. Women who are pregnant or think they might be pregnant should consult their physician before performing any of the breathing or physical exercises.

The information contained in the program is not intended to serve as a replacement for professional medical advice. Any use of the information in these programs/ workshops is at the reader’s discretion, risk and responsibility. The studio, author and the publisher specifically disclaim any and all liability arising directly or indirectly from the use or application of any information contained herein. A health care professional should be consulted regarding your specific situation.

 

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Unlimited Summer Special 2013

Unlimited Summer Special 2013

Unlimited Summer Special 2013

3 months Unlimited Summer Yoga for $149!

It’s summer time here and time for some interesting deals!

Well, SAVY Studio has always given its best to Londoners in everything – be it Unlimited Yoga, Summer Specials, Promotions, Yoga Massages, or even the sizzling hot deals. We bring to you the best in everything and offer one of the MOST COMPLETE YOGA CLASSES ON THIS PLANET! Our classes have more elements of yoga rolled in one class of 60 minutes, and all that under one of the most qualified faculty in North America!

For almost two years now, we have been fulfilling our promise of providing safe and authentic yoga to Londoners, and hope to continue serving you in coming years.

So, here’s another deal from us.

3 Months Unlimited Yoga for $149 only (+HST)

This Summer Offer will be valid for full three months – June, July and August, of unlimited yoga.

Register now and redeem before August 31, 2013. 

Location : SAVY International Inc 119-D Exeter Road London ON N6L 1A4.

And to get it you without any delay, we are also posting a QR Code for the deal, so that you can claim it immediately, without any delay.

Scan this QR Code with your cell phone (you’ll need a QR Code Reader – in my experience, Scanlife for Android and Esponce for Windows mobile work well.) and you can immediately claim your offer!

qrcode.13952136- UL Summer Spl $168.37

Or, click here.

Terms : Allowed one per person, up to five for gifts. Only for newcomers. Valid only for the said duration. Dates of classes in a package cannot be changed and classes cannot be carried forward. The package expires on the date of last class of package or expiry date. Non-refundable, non-transferable & cannot be shared. No cash-back or credit. Valid only if duly authorized. Valid for routine yoga classes only.

See you soon at the studio!

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