Developing one's vitality and consciousness of Being
Yoga is a holistic science that has survived through the ages. As it is practiced today, yoga has its roots in the founding texts of Hatha Yoga: the emphasis is therefore placed on postural practice which is the starting point for reaching higher and higher levels of consciousness, the final outcome of which is the union of body and mind.
The practice of yoga strengthens and relaxes the body by taking a posture in harmony with the breath.
This practice improves the functions of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive and hormonal systems while bringing emotional stability and clarity of mind.
Yoga leads to serenity and well-being but also to a feeling of unity with the environment.
What about Varma yoga?
Varma yoga is the subtle aspect of Hatha Yoga.
Stemming from the oldest tradition of yoga, the practice of Varma yoga consists of directing the energy of the 5 vital breaths through the body in order to increase its vital energy.
In the postural practice, the sustained attention given to these vital breaths strengthens the postures with a minimum of effort while inducing a greater interiorization.
Each posture is governed by an energy master plan. It travels through the body through what are called nadis, in order to execute the movement. This network has no physical support and is born in the subtle body (Pranamaya Kosha). It channels and transfers the energy that the body needs to set itself in motion.
Varma Yoga is based on the science of marmas (vital points) which itself is derived from Ayurvedic medicine.
The art of yoga is to consciously conduct each posture according to its energy master plan and not to make it a physical exercise.
The rehabilitation of this science was initiated by Shri Mahesh in 2007. His close disciple, Cyrus Fay, continues to transmit this traditional teaching within the framework of the French Institute of Varma Yoga and offers each year in New Caledonia Varma courses which I teach in the territory.
My teaching guides you to feel the benefits of the practice by developing the quality of your inner listening but especially to understand what it brings you. To understand how to realize it in the best, most accurate way, what are the benefits. To combine practice with understanding.
All my classes include a refocusing, a return to the self in order to be more willing to practice, followed by a practice of Sukshmas (joint work) which warms up the body, pranayama (breathing exercises) in symbiosis with the postures (retentions and bandhas) but also in its own right in immobility.
All this work is of course finalized by a relaxation allowing to engram in the depths of its cells the richness of this thousand-year-old practice.