Vimukti hatha yoga reconnects us to the physical plane. It brings us back to the breath as we move in the present. Despite having a body, the ordinary person is not consciously present in it; in daily life, it is almost totally ignored. To situate ourselves in our anatomy implies being in the present because it is impossible to move a leg tomorrow or lift an arm yesterday.
As minds, we are used to moving in a theoretical world of ideas and conclusions. From the ego’s point of view, life is hypothetical, supposed and imaginary. Most people live unsatisfied, as the theoretical plane cannot satisfy the practical one. When we situate ourselves in our body, we reconnect to the world of facts and come back to life.
Vimukti Yoga™ is a bridge between the objective and the subjective, from the form to the formless, from the periphery to the center, and this ultimately reveals to us the unity behind duality. Getting into and out of each posture slowly and consciously, attentively and with deep awareness, is an invitation to explore the presence of what we really are, and discover the infinite here and the eternity now; to settle in the reality.
With every physical posture, we take a psychic, energetic and emotional posture in life. As we develop greater physical flexibility we can also overcome our intransigence, and as our body grows more elastic, we become less stubborn. If we practice the asanas with total awareness while being present, we reveal the here and now, the eternal union and harmony with Reality.
Vimukti Hatha Yoga is a unique system of hatha yoga that imparts surprising physical benefits; its main objective, however, is to increase our attention, watchfulness and awareness. Vimukti hatha yoga, designed by Avadhuta Sri Ramakrishnananda Babaji Maharaja, aims at realizing enlightenment. Our Vimukti hatha yoga instructors have been trained directly by Prabhuji.