What Is Mystical Yoga? Mystical yoga is YOUR yoga in the Pathless Path.
Like Sadhana Yoga, Mystical Yoga is the yoga of spiritual practice. Sadhana literally means a tool to accomplish spiritual growth. Yoga becomes the tool for Yogis, Yoginis and Yoga students to accomplish spiritual growth.
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Introducing Mystical Yoga
Though Mystical Yoga is derived from different yoga traditions, such as Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Sivananda and Iyengar, it is designed beyond form and tradition and aims to encompass the essence of yoga as a practice of union.
Focused on the roots of our yoga tradition, Mystical Yoga uses yoga as an instrument to reveal the truth of our existence, the spiritual being.
Foundation: Modification: Integration
From the perspective of the practitioner, Mystical Yoga has three levels.
- Foundation: The first level of practice is the foundation, which is formed through a sequence of fundamental postures linked with transition breath and sequences.
- Modification: The second level is the modification. Based on the first level of postures and the sequence, the students start to modify the existing postures to the level of difficulty, providing options to share with all abilities and levels of understanding.
- Integration: The third level is the integration. Mystical Yoga is based upon personal experience and the journey to one’s true self, so integration allows students to meld the learned sequences with personal practice.
Through this approach, Mystical Yoga not only shares the traditions and disciplines of yoga. Mystical Yoga meets these practices on a personal level, so that the practices and teachings become meaningful and pertinent to a student’s own understanding of yoga as a path to one’s essence.
There is no longer a rigid form of yoga from SchoolYoga Institute, but rather guidance towards the true connection to yoga and self-understanding of the yoga.
In this way, the yoga we share becomes a spiritual practice for each student.
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Mystical Yoga Sequences
Mystical Yoga has many different sequences, such as Mystical Vinyasa Yoga, Mystical Hatha Flow Yoga, Mystical Gentle Yoga, Mystical Restorative Yoga, and Mystical Shamanic Yoga. Whatever the sequence we create, this yoga is for the purpose of spiritual practice as well as to accommodate the demands of the market place. When we share Mystical Yoga as a daily practice, we see that each sequence has similar components and steps. The typical form and sequence of Mystical Yoga could be summarized as follows:
- Chanting in the name of spirit and/or deities, or connecting energies, in order to connect the practitioner to the higher Self
- Set intentions or a theme for the class by bringing awareness to our inner being – this helps to bring depth to the practice and allow it to operate not just on the physical level, but on the more subtle levels as well.
- Breathing exercises (typically fire breath and alternate nostril breath) to deepen the meditative state.
- Warm up including, gentle stretches in seated, kneeling and standing position, and sun salutations (see training manual).
- Lesson Focus including standing sequence and seated sequence (see training Manual).
- Closing sequence including a series of postures designed to work on each energy center of the body (chakra) from the top to the bottom of the body (see training manual).
- Relaxation involves students in corpse pose, processing three stages of relaxation. The first stage is to use progressive muscular relaxation from the toes to the head, then use auto-suggestion to let go of the tension of body from toes to the head and let go the tension from internal organs. The second stage is to relax the mind and bring the mind into a state of no thought. The last stage is the spiritual relaxation where there is no thought, only the sensation of vastness emptiness of universe.
- Connection to the intention, or theme of class with summary statements or spiritual healing concepts.
- Chanting on the name of spirit to express the gratitude and thanks. Mystical Vinyasa Flow Yoga is the yoga of spiritual practice, expressed in a flow based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition. Each posture is linked and connected with inhalation or exhalation of breath and a vinyasa sequence. Each pose is typically held for around 5 breaths, then followed by a breath-connected vinyasa before the next pose. The focus is on moving with breath and grace.
Mystical Vinyasa Flow Yoga
Mystical Vinyasa Flow Yoga is the yoga of spiritual practice, expressed in a flow based on the Ashtanga Vinyasa tradition.
Each posture is linked and connected with inhalation or exhalation of breath and a vinyasa sequence.
Each pose is typically held for around 5 breaths, then followed by a breath-connected vinyasa before the next pose. The focus is on moving with breath and grace.
Mystical Hatha Flow Yoga
Mystical Hatha Flow Yoga is the yoga of spiritual practice, expressed in a flow based on the Sivananda Classic Yoga Tradition.
Each posture is held for a long period of time, up to 15 minutes, so that each pose become a pose of meditation.
This tradition starts working through the energetic system of the body, the seven major chakras, working from the top to the bottom. This is the only unique style of yoga that has such a design.
Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance
Yoga Alliance is the premier registering body for yoga schools and yoga teachers. Yoga Alliance sets the minimum standards programs are expected to meet through practice and theory within a teacher training course.
Once you complete a training with a Yoga Alliance approved school, you are then eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as a certified yoga teacher.
SchoolYoga Insitute has been offering Yoga Alliance approved teacher training courses since 2002.