WHAT IS NAAM?
Naam Yoga is a complete and joyful approach to personal mind-body wellness and universal consciousness. It is an invaluable self-healing technology that balances the brain, the glandular, digestive, and nervous systems, allowing people to experience vibrant health. Naam Yoga merges the precise science of breath, sound, movement, and mudra therapy (hand postures) with the practical application of the laws of nature using the wisdom of Universal Kabbalah for total wellbeing. Anyone can do Naam Yoga!
WHAT IS SHAKTI NAAM YOGA?
Shakti Naam is a powerful anti-aging and disease-defying yogic practice, new to the West from the Himalayas. It incorporates standing postures with deep rejuvenating breathing techniques to open the meridians (energy channels) and remove all blocks in the body.
This unique fusion of movement, breath, acupressure, stretching and vocal vibration, activates and strengthens the body's self-healing capacities and helps to increase one's life span- providing people of all ages with radiant health, happiness, and vitality.Class will involve standing postures with powerful breath work for detoxification, vitality and strength.
WHERE DID NAAM YOGA COME FROM?
Naam Yoga was started as a practice, in 2006. Founded by Dr. Joseph Michael Levry (PhD), it combined breath, movement, mudra, sound therapy (mantra) and advanced, but seemingly simple practices with the Laws of the Universe and the applications of Universal Kabbalah which is also known as the science of discovering the lost "word". In 2011, Dr. Levry officially introduced the ancient practice of Sukshma Vyayama, a practice of the Himalayas, as part of Naam Yoga to form what is now known as Shakti Naam Yoga.Levry learned Sukshma Vyayama from Shri Bal Mukund Singh, a disciple of Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari Ji, who was a Royal Master Yogi and the teacher of two of India’s prime ministers Jawalharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi. Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari Ji, in turn, studied directly under his holiness Shri Maharishi Karthikeya Ji, who discovered Sukshma Vyayama and with the sacred yogic systems of the Himalayan Yogis. Shakti Naam Yoga, as it is taught today, combines the practice of Sukshma Vyayama with Naam Meditation, dynamic yogic movement sequences and breathing techniques.
WHY IS NAAM YOGA IMPORTANT AND RELEVANT AS A SPIRITUAL PRACTICE IN TODAY'S SOCIETY?
Naam Yoga® is a unique merging and refining of the world's most powerful esoteric traditions: Yoga and Western Mysticism. t is a spiritual science and art that merges the crowning yoga practices of the East with the unparalleled esoteric tradition of the West, which is Universal Kabbalah. The result is the most powerful distillation of the world's major teachings. Naam Yoga™ is the return to One. It is the universal key for maximum spiritual evolution.
There are many amazing yogis who have developed their spiritual gifts, but who are unaware of the Laws of the Universe. They may have the most dedicated spiritual practice, and still be unsuccessful in their career, limited in their health and challenged in their relationships, due to the fact that they simply do not know the cosmic laws that govern all things. They are just as vulnerable to the Divine, immutable Laws of timing and Cause and Effect as anyone else. Similarly, there are many Kabbalists who do not understand the importance of the nervous system, the glandular system, the digestive system and the chemistry of the blood in maintaining vibrant health. They do not know that, through yoga and chanting, they can strengthen their physical and spiritual bodies to achieve higher states of physical and spiritual well-being. All yogis need the knowledge of Universal Kabbalah and all Kabbalists need the practice of yoga. Just as the brain connects and relays information between the two hemispheres, so must the traditions of the East and West be united, for it is only in Unity that there is true and everlasting power. It is only in Unity that there can be lasting achievement, spiritual regeneration and fulfillment of the soul. The science of Naam Yoga™ is the path of Unity wherein the bad luck of past karma is transformed into the good luck of the future for the fulfillment of your soul in the present.
Naam Yoga teaches us to use the divine Word in prayer, which will awaken the spirit, revealing the true essence of self, purifying the body and mind. Universal Kabbalah teaches us how to work with the laws of Nature, through which the unknown becomes known, the unseen becomes seen, and the unheard becomes heard. This sacred technology provides the integrated tools for radiant health, well-being and ultimately divine consciousness, to help you move from the head to the heart center and face challenges with Grace.