Resources of the Himalayan Yoga Tradition

Six Steps Of Meditative Asanas

These six principles of asanas (yoga postures) were composed in sutra form by Swami Veda Bharati. These have been given a commentary by a team of advanced teachers of Swami Rama Sadhaka Grama Ashram in Rishikesh.

"Yoga is a journey of the self, through the self, to the Self."

Every yoga asana (pose, posture) has six steps to it. These steps follow each other in a precise sequence and apply to all asanas. If we can master, if we can understand these steps in a single posture, then the procedure for doing all other asanas is understood. For example, if we know the steps of doing neck rolls in Swami Rama's Joints and Glands Exercises, the same principles can be applied to all other asanas.

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