Sep 19 2015
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Nov 14 2015
Raja Yoga - Traditional Meditation

Raja Yoga - Traditional Meditation

Presented by KARMA of Birmingham at The Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Birmingham

RAJA YOGA – TRADITIONAL MEDITATION: FOUNDATION COURSE Calm & Clear · A comprehensive and logical training progression emphasizing traditional yoga samyama:  Dharana, Dhyana, and Samadhi (concentration, meditation, and ‘superconscious’ states) – and ‘modern’ biobehavioral science.  Each session delivers mind/body exercises which you practice each day between class sessions.  Emphasis:  Simple, direct, and practical.

Yoga is meditation.  Meditation begins with Pratyahara.

Pratyahara is relaxation and sense withdrawal. 

One pratyahara  = 10 to 20 seconds. 

One dharana      = 12 pratyahara =  2 to 4 minutes.

One dhyana        = 12 dharana = 24 to 48 minutes.

One samadhi      = 12 dhyana = ~5 or more hours.

Pranayama – Respiration/Breathing and Energy
– Anatomy:  Structures; Phases
– Regulation:  Stages; Rhythm; Rate; Patterns

Pratyahara – Relaxation & Sensory Control:  Progressive; Patterned; Direct; Rapid

Dharana – Concentration:  Association; Tracing; Sequencing; Visualization (Assembly, Manipulation)

Dhyana – Meditation 1:  Composure (‘Calm’)

Admission Info

General Admission $100
Students $50
Family (2) $150
Family (4) $200

Phone: 205-332-7163

Email: kalanatha@bellsouth.net

Dates & Times

2015/09/19 - 2015/11/14

Additional time info:

Start time may be adjusted to begin class at 11:15.

Location Info

The Hindu Temple and Cultural Center of Birmingham

200 N Chandalar Drive, Birmingham, AL 35124