Anusara yoga to restore the natural flow of energy in your body
Anusara yoga is comprised of three parts, namely: attitude, alignment and action—all meant to restore the natural flow of energy in the human body. John Friend, the founder of this yoga, says that this type of yoga is designed to reawaken a student to his or her divine nature (attitude); make the student aware of how our various parts are interconnected (alignment); and provide stability to the human system (action).
A modern version of traditional hatha yoga, anusara includes few aspects of Hindu spirituality and essentially means being in a stress free natural state all the time. Instructors teach students to align with the divine force of the Hindu God, Shiva, and live life in perfect sync with the almighty.
The yoga sessions are also accompanied with religious talks and focuses on the overall improvement of a person. To completely absorb the benefits of anusara yoga, one has to have an open mind to follow spiritual devotion to God and also try to focus on bringing the energy from the outer body towards a central focal point in the body.
With each anusara yoga pose, a person opens towards divine grace, taps the muscular energy present in the body, and aligns the energy that moves from the core to the energy that moves inward toward the core. All these aspects are also aligned with organic energy, which is an outward extension of energy from the core area of the body.
Regular practice of John Friend’s anusara yoga is promised to deliver several benefits to the yoga enthusiasts including an increase in self-esteem, and feeling generally positive all the time. A person with a positive mindset can accomplish much more than an average person who has to deal with factors such as stress and fatigue on a regular basis.
All anusara yoga students begin exercise sessions with and practice more than 250 poses over a period of time. Poses such as forward and backward bending and twists are combined with regulated breathing exercises to control the flow of energy into the body and make a person feel healthy and energized all the time.
Trained teachers are present to guide the yoga students, and the yoga sessions conclude with meditation to calmly acknowledge the progress made that day and pay respect to God. Anusara yoga can be practiced by both the young and the old, but it is recommended to consult your doctor before you begin the classes.