Specialized classes are designed to target one specific area of concern such as stress, diabetes or back care. They still provide a balanced Akhanda approach, while emphasizing posture, breath, sound and meditation techniques that are especially beneficial for a specific area of wellness.
If you're a runner, you probably have tightness in the psoas, IT band and hamstrings and hips. Join Vishva-ji for this stretchy Akhanda Yoga class to loosen your muscles after running and help to keep you feeling long, strong and loose even with a regular running practice.
Stretching after a run is important to prevent the build up of lactic acid that makes you stiff. You're already warmed up facilitating flexibility; yoga is the perfect post-run stretch to keep the muscles long and strong. The Mantra for this practice is So Ham, I am That, I am connected to All That Is.
This class includes pranayama and asana that work on the area of the pancreas. Spinal twisting postures are known to be particularly beneficial for those with diabetes. Please practice at your own pace, but practice regularly to receive all of the benefits.
Filmed among the former meditation huts at the Beatles Ashram in Rishikesh, India, this practice is designed to help anyone (with or without diabetes) maintain a healthy body weight and balance their blood sugar. This is achieved through the combination of specific pranayama and asana techniques used to massage abdominal organs and stimulate the pancreas. May this class serve as a tool to begin the process of healing your body.
Join Vishva-ji as he guides you in a 60 minute class to help effectively control and improve overall health, digestion and diabetes issues. Doing this practice along with a balanced nutrition and lifestyle will improve overall quality of life when dealing with diabetes. The Mantra for this practice is Aham Aarogyam Bhavāmi - I am healing myself.
Join Eila Devi for this nurturing restorative class, in which the earth is brought up to support you through the use of cushions, blocks and blankets. Calm the nervous system and reset yourself with supported positions in all directions and to the theme Aham Prema (I am Love or Love is all there is).
This soothing class will help you release anxiety to receptive Mother Earth. To the theme of Samarpan (surrender), join in gentle abdominal breathing, spinal twisting, bridge, bumblebee and alternate nostril breathing to balance and restore the nervous system. Be a part of your own healing with yoga!
Anxiety is an issue that seems overwhelming but can be overcome. Allow Vishva-ji to ease your body and nervous system into a state of calm and surrender. This practice would be ideal during a stressful portion of your day or near bedtime. Allow the movement, Vishva-ji’s words, and the sound of the Ganges River to soothe your body and mind.
This warming, invigorating class works on your Pran Prana to help manage Low Blood Pressure. Join Vishva-ji by the banks of the Ganges for this uplifting practice. Remember to perform all techniques according to your ability and gently sit down or come out of the postures if ever you feel dizzy.
Help to calm high blood pressure through this relaxing, cooling practice, including moon pose, forward bends, shoulderstand and fish, closing with chandra bedi, lunar breathing, which is specifically for calming the sympathetic nervous system to bring you into balance. Remember to practice at your own pace, and if you feel strain, release the posture and rest.
Are you feeling the effects of a few too many cocktails from last night? Follow this 30 minute guide to purify and cleanse your body. With pranayama, mantra, and asana, follow Vishva-ji’s guidance to help you find relief and rebound from your hangover. Further assist yourself by starting and completing your practice with a big glass of water!
Through simple movements, this class works on lubricating and releasing toxins from the joints, and also stabilizing them through the surrounding muscles. Set to the theme Aham Arogyam Bhavami, I am getting healthier and healthier, this class will leave you moving with greater confidence and ease.
Neck and shoulder pain can be a result of stress or bad posture. Release tension with this gentle yoga class guiding you into a series of poses that will deeply stretch the muscles. Your neck and shoulders will feel wonderful after you're done.
Are you preparing for the start of a sport season, or want to get stronger after a sedentary winter, strengthen your legs and core with this special Akhanda class. Set by the banks of the Ganges, soak up the cooling imagery as you power up with this uplifting practice.
Your legs are your grounding foundation, which you need for a stronger yoga practice. Join Vishva-ji as he guides you through a series of movements improving your posture and strengthening your thigh bones producing more white blood cells important to a healthy immune system. The Mantra in this class is Shivo Shivo-Ham, I am well being.
Set to the theme Aham Aarogyam Bhavami, I am getting healthier and healthier, this class will free your body and breath through pranayama and backbending. Starting with Kapalabhati, and moving into a moderate sequence of postures and breathwork focussing on the exhalation, you will expand and contract the area of the chest. You are a healer; through yoga you can heal yourself.
Agnisar Kriya is a cleansing technique that is highly beneficial for all, especially those with digestion issues. Agnisar Kriya acts as an internal massage, benefitting your digestive and abdominal organs. As with any yoga technique, it takes practice to accomplish effectively. Practice regularly to improve your ability and to obtain the full benefits!
Purify your body and breath with this 30 minute Detoxification practice. Through asana and pranayama, Vishva-ji will guide you through a sequence specifically designed to remove toxins and build-up from the lungs, kidneys, and intestines. To receive the ultimate benefits, complete your practice with a glass of warm water with lime.
Detoxify and rejuvenate with this pranayama and inversion-rich practice for glowing skin. Inversions temporarily invert the navel fire and preserve the generative power of Ojas, creating a luminous radiance and boundless energy.
Join Vishva-ji and his mother, Mata-ji, for Fire Puja (Agni Hotra). This ceremony takes place at Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh, India. It is an ancient Indian ritual that is performed every morning at the ashram, in keeping with Vedic tradition. Its purpose is to invoke the elements of earth, water, fire, air and ether and the essence or Consciousness within which they exist. Fire is a great transformer and what remains when the herbs are burned is their sweet aroma or essence. This and the vibration of the mantras is said to purify the atmosphere and radiate peace.
Our bodies are capable of many amazing and powerful things. However, they have a tendency to hold onto emotions, often storing them in our joints. Over time, this can cause tension, tightness, and strain. Regardless of what your body unconsciously holds onto, you have the power to release it. “Om Lam”, the seed mantra of the Muladhara (Root) chakra, is chanted to encourage the opening of this area. In this class, Vishva-ji creates a safe, sacred space for you to let go of whatever is not serving you.
As every organ and system of the body is connected to the spine, it is very important to maintain its health. Nourish your spine with this 40 minute practice specifically sequenced to benefit the entire spinal column. Breathe deeply throughout your practice and imagine you are sending nourishing prana all the way up and down your spine.
A healthy body starts with a healthy spine. During this 60 minute spine health practice you will balance the solar and lunar energies through your spine with a sequence of specific movements and breathing techniques. This practice is essential for spine health.
This all-round balancing class works on all of the body's glands to keep you grounded and content, your whole body running harmoniously. Including kapalabhati, 2 sun salutations, natarajasana, spinal twisting, shoulderstand and brahmaree, this class will leave you ready to move into your day.
Core strengthening is very important to support your spine and good posture. Often lower back pain can be caused by weak core muscles. Starting with kapalabhati and flowing through the sun salutation, this class guides you through a dynamic sequence to strengthen all the postural muscles with a calm and contemplative vibe.
Support your spine by building all around core strength in this strong and powerful Akhanda yoga practice. This 60-minute invigorating practice builds all layers of the core - front, side, and back. With sun salutations and energizing pranayama, this practice is ideal for the morning.
Join Eila Devi for this restorative Akhanda Back Care Yoga class, live from Anand Prakash Yoga Ashram in Rishikesh. The theme of this class is Sthira Sukham Asanam –– posture is stable and easeful. In this practice, each technique will be done with a subtle awareness and very conscious movement to strengthen and stabilize the back and core muscles.
Join Vishva-ji as he guides you in a yoga class to relieve anxiety. The class will consist of gentle yoga poses with deeper breathing releasing toxins from the body allowing proper pranayama flow restoring energy and balance in the whole body and the nervous system. This will have a calming effect and can improve sleeping cycles. The Mantra used is Aham Arogyam Bhavami meaning I am healthy and happy.
Join Vishva-ji as he teaches a Five Prana yoga class at the International Yoga Festival in Rishikesh, India. This talk and practice will guide you to create expansion and uplift your energy through conscious awareness. By tapping into the five pranas you can skillfully balance your whole energetic system. The Mantra for this class is Om So Ham meaning I am pure vibration.
Join Vishva-ji as he guides you in this class to help relieve depression. Pranayama with a focus on the inhalation creates expansion. On the exhalation, to release the contraction within the cellular memory of the body. The mantra is Akhanda Akash Rupo Asmi. Akhanda Akash means unbroken sky and Rupo Asmi means I am infinite.
Join Vishva-ji as he guides you in this Akhanda class focussing on detoxification, not only of the physical body, but the five pranas, your mind and subconscious, allowing you to go deeper in your practice and connecting to your pure self. The mantra is Yatha-suddhau which means I am pure.