Akhanda Yoga® - Holistic Hatha

Akhanda means whole, unbroken, indivisible.  

One of my teachers, Yogrishi Vishvketu (Vishva-ji), created Akhanda yoga® as a holistic approach to Hatha yoga.  Akhanda yoga® emphasizes a balanced sequence of asanas (postures), pranayamas (breath), relaxation, mantra (sound) and meditation.  It offers a balance between all the directional movements of the spine as well as a balance between effort and allowance - of yin and yang.  

Sthira Sukham Asanam - The posture (asana) should be steady and comfortable.
Patanjali 2.46

This practice is a balance between checkpoints for safety and allowing for inner inquiry.  Checkpoints form a foundation that allow for a safe approach to the physical practice while inner inquiry allows for an experiential practice.  At its root, yoga is experiential - How does this pose feel in the body in this moment?  What sensations or emotions begin to emerge as a pose is held?  



"Yoga doesn't change you.  It brings you back to your true self."
Vishva-ji