WHERE was Purna Yoga Born?
Purna Yoga is steeped from a lineage of Masters and rooted in ancient wisdom. Sri Aurobindo and The Mother are the foundation of Purna Yoga Philosophy along with the teachings from the Vedas, Gita, Patanjali, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, BKS Iyengar, Savitri and Aadil. Savitri and Aadil have incorporated the sacredness and vastness of this wisdom along with their personal life experiences to offer Purna Yoga.
Sri Aurobindo was a poet, author, yogi, philosopher who annunciated “All Life is Yoga”. Each moment of each day is living yoga. He envisioned a divine life here on this planet. “Beauty of the Light, surround my life.” Sri Aurobindo
The Mother had visions of Sri Aurobindo at a young age. Upon meeting Sri Aurobindo she knew immediately he has been guiding her spiritual development for many years. The Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Pondicherry, India grew into a large spiritual community under the Mother’s leadership and dedication. “Essentially, there is but one single true reason for living: it is to know Oneself.” The Mother
BKS Iyengar had health challenges at a young age. He was introduced to yoga and practiced many hours daily with the result of mastering the asana (poses). He is often referred to as the “father of modern yoga”. “The hardness of a diamond is part of its usefulness, but its true value is in the light that shines through it.” B.K.S Iyengar, Light on Life
Savitri searched for truth through illness and devastation, loss of loved ones in her life. Through her devoted search for truth the HeartfullTM Meditation was unfolded. HeartfullTM Meditation is a dynamic transformative meditation eventually connecting you with spirit if practiced sincerely and frequently. She teaches with love, courage and strength. Learn more about Savitri at heartfullworld.com
Aadil was born through the sacredness of yoga. He began his studies and immersion at the young, sweet age of seven with B.K.S Iyengar, the master of asana (poses). Aadil studied with B.K.S Iyengar, fondly called Guruji, for hours a day, many days were blessed with one on one instructions. He shares his wealth of knowledge with clarity, joy, humor and sincerity. Learn more about Aadil at aadil.com.
Vedas contain four purposes of Life: Dharma (soul’s purpose), Artha (wealth), Kama (pleasure) and Moksha (spiritual pursuit).
Gita is to live your Dharma (purpose) without attachment to the outcome of your actions.
Yoga Sutra of Patanjali have four chapters: Samadhi (contemplation), Sadhana (work), Vibhuti (all the powers attained) and Kaivalya (experience of absoluteness)
Hatha Yoga Pradipika brought the popularity of the physical practice (asana).