About Asanga Yoga
Asanga Yoga is a traditional yoga philosophy school, which follows the four main paths of yoga. Its teachings are based on the original ancient texts of Vedanta, Upanishads, Sage Patanjali‘s Yoga Sutra, Bhagavad Gita and other scriptures.
Asanga Yoga embraces both inner and outer realities. It guides the seeker on a journey to rediscover harmony within and ascend a higher level of consciousness.
Asanga Yoga imparts theory and practices to improve strength and flexibility through Ashtanga Vinyasa flow, purify the body through detox methods, connect to the universe through Ayurveda, activate the infinite Pranic energy and balance Chakras through Kundalini yoga, control and utilize the mind through Pranayama and Meditation, unfold the Self-knowledge through Advaita Vedanta, and other authentic practices to bring out human potential.
We believe, if the ancient knowledge is not applicable to our daily challenges it will be of no use. Hence Original Ancient Sanskrit texts have been studied, understood, assimilated and applied to modern context.
What is Asanga
Asanga literally means “non-attachment“. Non-attachment to external as well as internal undesirable factors which make one bound and dependent.
Yoga means “union“. Union of oneself and one’s true nature, which is Joy, Love and Peace, according to Yoga Philosophy and Advaita Vedanta. Asanga yoga precisely aims at taking us there. It follows the Ancient and Traditional Yoga theory and practices.
Asanga Yoga is a mindful journey of removing all wrong identifications, habitual patterns, concepts and belief systems and joining one to one’s true nature.
This leads one to experience freedom from all limitations and brings about the most profound sense of care, sharing, compassion, and freedom. Asanga emphasizes on intensity and passion in all experiences and thus brings quality into life.
When I met Viktoria in India, as an aspirant of Yoga, I found her to be a multi faceted personality. Aeronautical engineer and master of economics, having many additional educational qualifications, with love for mountains, horse riding and extremely eager to learn. This intense urge of self-enquiry has taken her to Sivananda ashram, Ramana Maharshi ashram, Auroville, Mysore and other spiritual places and teachers in India. She has completed different courses in traditional and international schools:
EU and USA Yoga Alliance –Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher 200hrs and 500hrs Ashtanga Vinaysa Flow
EU and USA Yoga Alliance – Ayurvedic Consultant
Sivananda Yoga Vedanta – Kids Yoga Teacher
and writing her PhD on Yoga Philosophy and Vedanta.
I am happy to teach her original Philosophy scriptures in Sanskrit, Advaita Vedanta, Bhagavad Gita, Kundalini and Tantra Yoga, Chakra system and many other related matters and practices. Sincerity and intensity, which she exhibited during learning process, are worth emulating by any student. Backed up by her strong practice of Yoga Asanas, Pranayamas, Meditation, Yogic Cleansing Techniques, Chanting as well as certain spiritual experiences, she is well equipped now to share this to one and all. Her uniqueness is in drawing students out of a place of fear into a space of energy, joy, and peace. Her desire to learn while teaching is worth mentioning here. She is intensely passionate that everyone should experience unconditional love within.
Text by Rishi Sudhir
About Rishi Sudhir
Sudhir, is an explorer of life with the purpose of experiencing permanent peace, love, compassion and joy. Born in a Hindu brahmin family He did masters in engineering, worked as a quality manager in number one automobile company in India. At 29 inspired by Buddha and other spiritual masters left his home and joined as a Brahmachari (celebate) in Ramakrishna Mission.
Then he moved on to Rishikesh, lived on the banks of Ganga River practicing austerities. After He joined Swami Dayananda Ashram and studied Sanskrit, Vedic Chanting, Scriptures in original and Advaita Vedanta. He learnt yoga from Balananda Brahmachari Tradition, Bihar School of Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga from Mysore.
Number of years He spent in higher Himalayas serving the masters, learning and practicing ancient Rituals, advanced Kriyas and secret Tantras which are difficult to access. Complemented with well-known spiritual prevalent schools like Transcendental Meditation of Maharshi Mahesh Yogi, Vipassana, Osho’s techniques and J Krishnamurthy’s teachings.
Later he made his home near Sri Ramana Maharshi Ashram, spent time in deep meditations and practiced all that he learnt in Himalayas. For Sudhir, philosophy is not a theoretical pursuit, it reveals higher truth, which needs to be contemplated, verified, applied and assimilated. He had spiritual experiences in his full time dedication of 20 years and loves to share them with genuine students. His experience affirms that happiness is the true nature of oneself and his method of teaching helps one to discover it.