About Yoga

Yoga is the perfect opportunity to be curious about who you are.

Yoga is an ancient Hindu science evolved six thousand years ago, dealing with the physical mental and spiritual wellbeing of mankind. It aims to lead human beings into their true potential by evoking the infinite power and grace inherent in every being.

Sage Patanjali , the author of an ancient book ‘Yoga Sastra”(cirea second B.C) explains yoga as method of controlling the mind. Some scholars regard yoga as an attempt of writing oneself with the supreme spirit ie ‘PARAMATMA’ or God. Yoga is also described as a way of life for the harmonium development of the body, mind and soul. Very often yoga is misunderstood in terms of certain exercises or asans (postures) for training the body. This is a very narrow concept of Yoga.

The most important feature of Yoga is that deals with the entire person, not a part of him like other type of exercises. Yoga helps the practitioner to gradually progress at the intellectual, Physical, moral and spiritual levels. Yoga is a system of Physical, mental and spiritual culture to develop every human faculty so that every individual can lead a healthy, happy and long life. It provides external bliss.

Yoga Sutra Sapta Yoga Therapy Centres at Bangaluru, Kannur, and Thalassery specialize in Yoga teaching and Sapta Yoga Therapy.

What is Sapta Yoga programme?

Yoga Sutra’s Sapta Yoga Therapy is an amalgamation of seven precious ancient Hindu life Sciences. They are Ayurveda , Yoga Sastra, Upadesha Yoga, Sidha Vaidya, Holistic Healing , Marma Chikitsa ,Atma Jnana and Naturopathy. As the first letters of these seven principles from the word ‘AYUSHMAN’ which means ‘long life’, this unique treatment system developed by Yoga Acharya Sri Ramesh babu aims to attain the same thing. A long, healthy, illness free life to those who value it. It is for those who wants to lead a life of happiness and contentment through dedication and self reliance. Persons who suffer from various illness or who are denied true health, which is theirs rightfully, are welcome to Yoga Sutra’s branches at Bangaluru, Kannur or Thalasseri for a consultation with The Master or Physician present there. Any persons suffering from Musculo- skeletal – neuro ailments can benefit from the unique system designed especially for the problems arising out of present way of life.

What are the causes of diseases?

According to Acharya Ramesh Babu who has been researching Indian systems of Medicines for the past three decades, even through it may appear there are many causes for ill health, the real cause, is one and it is the blockage of Prana or the vital force, caused by various impurities accumulated in the body systems. Today’s lifestyle, food habits etc all add up in to contaminating human body’s delicate system Continuous deposit of waste materials in every cell of the body cause circulation of blood and other essentials to slow down and body gets weakened , the mind slower and fatigue of the mind and body set in. Impurities in the systems diminish Prana the vital fore resulting in the break down of immunity systems and diseases attack the body. In fact diseases are signals our body send when it needs urgent attention to retain its original complete health. It is by heeding to those subtle signals, Yoga Sutra Sapta Yoga Therapy diagnose the cause of illness and perform the correction of it. Main causes of diseases and loss of immunity are wrong life style, wrong food and wrong state of mind. By these ,the body losses its rhythm and mind gets upset. Accumulation of impurities cause every cell in the body to weaken. Muscles loses its tone, bones get weak and brittle, nerves less sensitive. Because of these, flow of vital force is reduced, resulting in lesser vitality and lesser mental concentration. It leads to depravity of oxygen which is a serious condition and what we call diseases are the urgent signal body sends us when it faces such a condition.

What is Sapta Yoga Therapy?

At Yoga Sutra Sapta Yoga Therapy centre, every patient is examined by our Master therapist to diagnosis the aetiology of his/her disease. Then he or she is advised on the course of treatment and by the aid of asanas (physical postures), traditional marmachikitsa (chiropractise) and herbal remedies derived from ancient texts. Appropriate diet is exercised through out the treatment period. Synergetic action of these practices help the body to expurgate the impurities, repair the injured tissues, restore the balance of the basic principles, rejuvenate the body and mind and re kindle the spark of your life. Most of the modern day life style diseases such as diabetes hypertension, cardiac problems or asthma can be remedied by a course of Sapta Yoga therapy under the master from any of the branches of Yoga Sutra Sapta Yoga Therapy Centre.
Diseases originating from today’s wrong style of life can be cured by yoga. Yoga reaches to the root of the problem and uproots the cause, relieving pain and suffering . Sapta Yoga is ideal for chronic illnesses such as Asthma, Arthritis, Back Pain, Bone problems, Colitis, Coronory diseases, Diabeties, hernia, hormonal imbalances,ovarian prolapses etc.It relaxes the mind reduce stress and builds concentration. By practicing appropriate asanas under the tutelage of the master, cholesterol level is maintained and nervous system and endocrine systems are balanced metabolism improves, de-oxidisation speeds up, energy level rises. Obese people can reduce body weight , Asthma patients can lead normal life with out taking medicines or inhaler. Sapta Yoga therapy’s fundamentals work synergistically and the result is astounding. Many patients with chronic illnesses have been treated by the method Yoga Sutra Sapta Yoga therapy can be surmised as ‘From dis-ease to ease, from illnesses to wellness. It is the most natural and holistic way of healing.
Acharya Ramesh babu hails from a family with long tradition of medicinal practice Son of Bhaskaran Gurikkal a well known practitioner of marma chikitsa and aryavaidya, Ramesh babu , chosen to assist the busy father was practically brought up amidst medicinal plants, from a very early age was no stranger to the various practices of marma and sidha vaidya. From an early age he started learning yoga and meditation and became adept at practicing as well as teaching Yoga. In his youth, he became interested in body building which brought him accolades and awards in state and national levels. A student all his years he masterd various streams of related sciences, all the while doing his own research and its therapeutic effects. He was able to synthesize finer aspects of many knowledge divisions and slowly developed Sapta Yoga therapy, which is an unique method of using mind body and medicines to rejuvenate prana the vital force to perform the real healing the real transformation of agony into happiness. Since , he has travelled extensively in UK, US, USSR and the Gulf countries and started therapy centres and Yoga Centres. He is the only man to conduct a demonstration programme at the house of lords in London. He has been awarded the millennium award of excellence and Yoga Acharya by Cambridge University and Vishva Yoga Centre respectively. He now spends his days giving consultation, training and therapy in his various centres in Karnataka and Kerala.

What about kids and yoga?

Studies show that kids are getting less physical education today than ever before. Yoga for kids may be just the activity to help alleviate the problem. Kids can learn how to experience their physicality and learn how they move with yoga. It can also be fun! I encourage all parents to look for kids' yoga in your area and enroll your children.

What about seniors and yoga?

It's well known that balance, posture, and other elements of fitness and health diminish as we age. What if yoga could help? I'm not aware of yoga studies that specifically target seniors, but there may be hope. In a study of balance and tai chi (a Chinese martial art that uses slow, controlled poses to promote health) in 256 physically inactive adults aged 70 to 92 who practiced tai chi three times a week for six months, it was found that tai chi helped decrease the number of falls, the risk for falling, and the fear of falling, and it improved functional balance and physical performance. Although tai chi isn't yoga, there are similarities, and one could speculate that yoga might yield similar benefits.

What about prenatal yoga?

Although I am not aware of studies to prove how yoga can help expectant women, prenatal yoga is popping up all over the place; in classes, books, and exercise videos. Ads for prenatal yoga claim that expectant moms can alleviate symptoms associated with pregnancy, such as sciatica, fatigue, swelling, and problems with digestion, and that the asanas will prepare them for labor, delivery, and postpartum recovery. On the spiritual side, claims are that prenatal classes will inspire mothers to deeply connect with their babies and prepare them for their new journey together. Whether any of this is true or not is hard to say, but it certainly does make sense that conditioning the muscles and connecting with your body in anticipation of labor and delivery could have a positive effect. If you're pregnant and your doctor approves of yoga, then I think a prenatal class where the teacher is trained and knowledgeable could be a great thing to do.

Is yoga just another fitness fad?

I don't think so. It has been around for thousands of years, and its popularity worldwide and in the U.S. continues to grow. For what it's worth, I just Googled "yoga" and got 65,900,000 hits and 64,788 results when I searched for "yoga" at Amazon.com!

What are the health benefits of yoga?

Studies of the benefits of yoga are only beginning to accumulate and so the evidence is not overwhelming or conclusive at this point. One of the problems with the studies is that they are done with small numbers of subjects which can make firm conclusions sketchy, and many are conducted in India and published only in foreign medical journals, making it difficult to know what rigorous standards the journals place on the researchers. However, this is not to say that yoga isn't good for you, and the short list of studies may indicate a trend toward, or possibility of, benefits.

What should be worn during yoga?

Any clothing that is unrestrictive will work. Tank tops, T-shirts, leggings, tights, or shorts will do the trick. You will be bending, twisting, and possibly be upside down during your yoga session, so wear clothing that won't expose more of you than you are comfortable with. You won't wear socks during your session, although you might want them handy for savasana at the end if your feet get cold.