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Approaching Universal Yoga is a progressive four-part practice series designed to prepare students physically and energetically for a full experience of the challenging practice of Universal Yoga. Key concepts, postures and sequencing unique to Universal Yoga are gradually introduced over the course of these four practices.
Key concepts introduced in this series include:
- • Full range of motion exercises for each joint of the body
- • Balanced stretching and strengthening of each main muscle group of the body
- • Equal amount of postures for the arms and legs
- • Equal amount of forward bending, backward bending and twists
- • Long sequences of asymmetrical postures to generate strong internal energy flows
- Practice 1: Static stretching and mild strengthening. Level: beginner/intermediate
- Practice 2: Static stretching and basic dynamic strengthening. Level: beginner/intermediate
- Practice 3: Vinyasas and stronger asanas are introduced. Level: intermediate
- Practice 4: "Mandala" sequence for complete balancing of consciousness. Level: intermediate.
These practices are designed for able-bodied students with a keen interest in physical development as a foundation for spiritual practice. It is recommended that even fit experienced yoga practitioners begin the Approaching Universal Yoga series with Practice 1 in order to gain familiarity with the key concepts and postures. Mastery of these practices prepares one for the full-length intermediate Universal Yoga practice featured in the Introduction to Universal Yoga DVD.
Universal Yoga is a unified scientific approach to achieving liberation of consciousness through a balanced application of physical, energetic and psychic practices. This system reflects Andrey Lappa's experience with spiritual teachers of the Hindu and Tibetan Buddhist traditions of the Himalayas, his decades of personal practice and research, and his belief in complete freedom and creativity in practice.
The Universal Yoga asana practices in this series are designed to begin creating a powerful balancing and centering influence on consciousness. Because Universal Yoga is based on a comprehensive understanding of all possible yoga forms and techniques rather than on specific fixed patterns of asana or vinyasa, these sequences are just a few examples of thousands of possible sequences, or Universal Yoga sub-styles, that can range from very vigorous and active to very quiet and restorative. Andrey encourages students and teachers to use the tools of Universal Yoga to create unique practices well-suited to support their own personal development along the spiritual path.
About Andrey Lappa
Andrey Lappa is one of the post-Soviet world’s most famous yoga teachers. He lived in Mongolia with his family when he was younger during the 1970s, which deepened his understanding of the lifestyle in the East. Alongside his travels, Andrey was an avid swimmer. He was so dedicated to sports that he received a Masters of Sports in the USSR in the late eighties.
All of this experience has informed his rich yoga teachings, and his understanding of specialized techniques such as tantric meditation. This style of meditation stems from the Himalaya yogis and involves using Vairasattva as a means to transform negative karma into positive karma. Pranamaya Yoga Media brings all of this to you through our Andrey Lappa yoga DVDs and Videos.
Andrey Lappa has studied with preeminent yoga masters such as BKS Iyengar and Sri K. Pattabhi Jois. Drawing on his many years of study, Andrey created his own style of yoga, Universal Yoga, which focuses largely on spirituality. He is very active in the general yoga community, serving as president of the Kiev Yoga Federation in the Ukraine.
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