Discover below the yoga pratices proposed at Chival:
« The realization lies in practice » — Bouddha
An experimental science for deconditioning consciousness, Hatha Yoga awakens the higher centers to allow the evolution of human consciousness. Ha and Tha, Sun and Moon, are brought to a state of balance in order to open the middle path. The physical body is purified through the practice of shatkarmas (purification), asana (posture), pranayama (breathing), mudra (gesture), bandha (lock) as a prelude to Raja Yoga and samadhi (realization).
Yoga of Sound
« He who knows the secret of sound, knows the mystery of the whole universe » — Hazrat Inayat Kahn
A true pacification tool for the mind, sounds, mantras and instruments allow us to connect to subtler frequencies, inviting us to remodel interior spaces in symbiosis with the cosmic space leading to a state of peace, healing and joy. Through sound, we enter into resonance with the universal laws.
“What you keep is forever lost. What you give is forever yours. ” — Sufi quote
The “Yoga of dreams”, yoga nidra is a deep and guided relaxation, performed in a lying position. The nidra covers the entire spectrum of brainwaves (delta, theta, alpha and beta) by acting on your subtle bodies. It helps to control the various stages of sleep and gradually access the subconscious, whose influence is usually exercised without your knowledge. The practice makes it possible to explore the unconscious and thus to know oneself better so as to be able to redirect the forces of one’s deep personality.
« Sow a thought and you will reap an action. Sow an action and you will reap a habit. Sow a habit and you will reap a character. Sow a character and you will reap a destiny.» — Swami Sivananda
Yin Yoga is based on a series of postures that are maintained for 3 to 5 minutes, which promotes the release of deep connective tissue (ligaments, tendons, fascias …) through the relaxation of muscle and nerve tissue. This gentle practice acts on your physical, emotional, mental and energetic bodies. Between active tension and relaxation, each posture then becomes a posture of meditation in itself.