A strong physique, a razor sharp mind and a spirit as light as feather. If these are the qualities you have always wanted to have, it is time that you signed up for a Jivamukti yoga class. Jivamukti, which means “liberation while living”, in Sanskrit, is not as old as other yoga types, but it definitely is as challenging and enriching as any other form of yoga. Jivamukti yoga which originated in a well-known New York yoga studio has gained much popularity. So, don’t be surprised if you find a celebrity doing the asanas in your class. The reason why Jivamukti yoga has garnered so much popularity? It makes the practitioner better in every possible way. On practicing Jivamukti yoga, you will see an improvement in your health, your concentration and even in the quality of your thoughts. One can expect a Jivamukti yoga session to be physically and intellectually challenging, with each class being given a theme. The theme can be chanting, reading, asana sequences or pranayama. The objective of setting up a theme is to help you focus on your goal for its accomplishment. While every asana and pranayama takes you closer to well-being, the basic objective of Jivamukti yoga, however, is spiritual enlightenment and awareness. One of the nine recognized forms of Hatha yoga, Jivamukti yoga is much more than just asanas and pranayamas. Enchanting and philosophizing are essential parts of a Jivamukti yoga class and these are bound to lift your spirits and help you take a positive and meaningful approach to life.
Centers that provide Jivamukti yoga classes are nothing short of a church or a temple; you will find a large number of people turning up for the spiritual sessions of Jivamukti yoga. As practitioners perform various postures of Jivamukti yoga, they are faced with emotions such as jealousy and anger stemming from their physical incapability and fear. It is impossible for a person not to feel frustrated when he cannot get the asanas right due to tightness in the body, and other limitations of the mind and emotions. You will find after continuing to practice Jivamukti yoga for awhile that you will learn to be patient with yourself while having the burning desire to improve at the same time. The asanas and pranayama entwine beautifully with the inspiring music being played, reminding you of your goal constantly, which is union with the divine. Join a Jivamukti yoga class and observe as it totally transforms your life.