'drishti' word meaning is 'seeing' or 'vision' or 'insight'. 'Vinyasa' word meaning is "breath synchronized movements". 'Drishti Vinyasa' means ' journey of flow towards the inner vision' or 'awareness towards the inner vision'.
Drishti Yoga founded by Rajeev in 2009. Drishti Yoga is a style of yoga which approaching in to the vinyasa practices through Tantra, the dance of Shiva-Shakti creation and Advaita Vedanta, the seer which is existing in every moment as a silence and watching the dance of Shakti as a Prakruti (Universe). Drishti Vinyasa consider, our body/universe as the Shakti and our self as Siva.
In Yoga, Drishti means the gazing point/s where we fixes our eyes or senses through out practice or part of practice or in an asana or in meditation. Drishti Yoga believes that every sense is with an eye of feeling. Every feeling is a vision. Every vision is a knowledge or revealing. Drishti Yoga practices guiding you into experience the inner eyes (Drishti) and using the same Drishti to view the existence of our own presence. These inner Drishti openings are guided pratices by concentrating the senses to the inner vibrations which is consider as the dance of Shiva -Shakti.
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Inner Eye: Also known as the third eye is a mystical and esoteric concept referring in part to the ajna chakra. It is also spoken of as the gate that leads within to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness. In Hinduism and Buddhism, the third eye is a symbol of enlightenment (see Moksha and Nirvana). In the Indian tradition, it is referred to as the gyananakashu (the eye of knowledge", which is the seat of the "inner teacher" or "intuitional teacher" or antar guru".
Shiva & Third Eye: Shiva's third eye is called as 'Eye of Wisdom'. It is believed that the opening of Shiva's third eye causes the eventual destruction of the physical universe and opening the gates towards wisdom.
Tilaka & Third Eye: Many Hindus wear a tilaka between the eyebrows to represent the third eye. They uses three different powders to different aspects and it have a great influenze on the physical, mental and spiritual aspects. The three powders are Ash (which represents Shiva, which destroys all the impurities and past Karma which initiating a creation or clearing the blockages in our spiritual growth), second powder is Sandalwood Paste (which is consider as Vishnu,
more cooling agent to calm the body & mind) & the third powder is Kumkum (the red powder which represents Shakti, a new energy which strengthen your body & spiritual growth with a pure love of mother).
Third Eye & Pineal Gland: The pineal gland (also called the pineal body, epiphysis cerebri, epiphysis or the "third eye") is a small endocrine gland in the vertebrate brain. It produces melatonin, a hormone that affects the modulation of wake/sleep patterns and photoperiodic (seasonal) functions. The pineal gland's location deep in the brain seems to intimate hidden importance. In the days before its function as physical eye that could see beyond space-time was discoverd, it was considered a mystery linked to superstition and mysticism.
Third Eye Dictionary
- Inner Eye
- Eye of Wisdom & Knowledge
- The gate way to higher consciousness
- The eye which existing in everything
- The eye of inner visions
- The eye which opens while destroying the impurities and regenerate the new physical universe
- The eye of Chaitanya
Practice Foundation - Drishti Vinyasa Yoga
Drishti Vinyasa Yoga practice's foundations are based on the practices whatever we do as our Sadhana (spiritual practice) - a training- and life as a journey of meditation. These practices mainly we can classify into two different way for the practitioners to know more simply. First one is 'on the mat' and second 'off the mat'.
On the Mat: Practices are mainly focus on Asana, Breath & Meditation. On the Matpractices are particulary on Five aspects. Correct body alignment, Comfortable breathing, Drishti (External and Internal), Suitable Vinyasa Krama (correct sequencing), Deep Meditation (Moving & Still) and Satsang.
Correct body alignment allow the body to develop the strength and flexibility, this creating the space in movements. It allow the students to practice with no pain and avoid injury. Drishti Vinyasa Yoga giving you the correct body alignment same as in Iyengar Yoga to make the safer way practices. Read here to know more about Drishti Vinyasa Alignment Theory.
Comfortable breathing allow you to know about the pranic flow and it helps to open up the blocked regions. Drishti Vinyasa Yoga is teaching you to pass through the deep abdominal breathing to the deep Ujjayi breathing with Bandhas step by step. This gives a strong understanding and foundation for the practitioner to know about their correct breath. Read here to know more about Drishti Vinyasa Breath approach.
Drishti (External & Internal) is the gazing or where you have to fix your eyes or awareness. Drishti Vinyasa Yoga taking you through the external Drishti and Internal Drishti in your different stages and level of practices. Read here
Suitable Vinyasa Krama (Correct sequencing) One posture to another posture will not create a Vinyasa or Vinyasa Krama. It suppose to have a connection and balance of flow, that make the Vinyasa sequences are more comfortable and enjoyable.
Deep Meditation (Moving & Still): Drishti Vinyasa Yoga creates a space of moving and stilling meditation through out the practices. Moving meditations are the Vinyasa Kramas which you achieves through your movings during one posture to another or keeping your particular body part still and moving the other particular body parts to know the strength and depth of a posture.
Satsang: Not only the physical and mental practice make a practitioner to be in a level of consciousness. A true group of practitioners nearness will make every practice without struggle. For knowing the inner connections what we have with the other person or objects or to this world can be only known through the inner vibrations what it happening within us in every moment.
These all Sadhana we do on the mat, but we can do the same in the daily life too.
Off Mat: Practices are focus on your life style and creating a space in your daily life with a meditative approach.
Cleanliness' word expanding as cleanliness of external body, internal body, energic body and thoughts through Yogic Exercises, Oil Baths, Massages, Natural Ayurvedic Medicines and Deep Awaring Meditations.
Food Behavior: 'What you eat, what you are', this line make us understand about the importance of eating behaviors. Drishti Yoga looking towards the food as nectar which suppose to energize the body as a temple. Drishti Yoga believes in the Ayurvedic thoughts about the Six Tastes and Five Element theory which have deeper effect on your emotional and physical balances and imbalances. Drishti Yoga guides you through get the right food behavior for your temple.
Body Awareness: Through out our life time we get the severe diseases becaue we have lack of awareness in doings and body responses. Drishti Yoga teaching you to channelling your energy to different parts of your body to create awareness and balance.
Habitual: Our habituals and routines have a great role in our health too. Drishti Yoga guides you through a various habitual cycles where you can match with to be fit and balanced
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