What  is Purna  Yoga?

Purna Yoga is a method created by Swami Sivananda Aurobindo and Swami, Masters of the International School of Yoga I will give a brief review of the lineage that accompanies us on this path, which is the Purna Yoga. Purna Yoga Integral term is used in honor of Swami Aurobindo.


Swami Aurobindo understood that Yoga should be social, because when he comes to India, women could not do yoga, was patrimony of men and was only for a social stratum. They say that finding Swami Aurobindo in prison, is presented spiritually Mr. Krishna and his meditations has his first Samadhi.


Taking this as a sign appearance, it is dedicated to uniting techniques Buddha and India and this dedication and study begins to be critical of all existing schools of yoga at the time. He then decides to unite all methods of yoga to create a much richer and beneficial and would integrator, which called Integral, based on ancient Hatha yoga

Swami Asuri Kapila, who was born in Paris , France in 1901 , in his youth traveling to India there he addresses Arunachala where he met Swami. Ramana Maharshi , who did not teach yoga because it was in a state of Samadhi constantly, the radiated its state of fullness .


Arunachala , where he learns Maha Yoha , is the place where he founded the International School of Yoga Swami Asuri Kapila , decides to take the theory of Swami. Aurobindo , but considers that this practice yoga makes you lack , also takes the idea of Urban Ashram , although Swami. Aurobindo always spoke of them , had not come to realize this idea.

So Swami. Asuri Kapila, creates the Integral Yoga Swami Sivananda and begins to spread. Swami Asuri Kapila is the pioneer of yoga in South America. In the early 1900s, our school decided to incorporate more methods, in 1934, founded the Ramana Ashram in Montevideo, by 1980 this yoga pervades all cultures in South America.


Later he travels to Uruguay and make the professional stage of yoga, how does this?


Begins to form yoga teachers, so that they can transmit the teachings and thus make this discipline is accessed by as many people as possible. As the first teacher who does this in South America. Swami Maytreyananda is the successor of Swami Asuri Kapila. Later Swami. Maytreyananda, decided to incorporate methods that had been included, the full range of existing techniques. also creates the dynamic yoga. Each of the different methods included Masters in Integral Yoga: Swami. Aurobindo included:

Tantra Yoga Yoga -Raja -Karma Yoga Bhakti Yoga Jnana Yoga - Swami. Sivananda included: Raja Yoga Bhakti Yoga -Inan -Karma Yoga Yoga Yoga -Hatha -Vedanta The big difference between the two is the Tantra Yoga

Definition of Tantra :

Interwoven or teaching framework are passed by a teacher. It is the continuity of teaching and discipleship that is guaranteed by a lineage . And symbolizes the continuity of the Spirit , which is densified in the world making continued into the body and mind , ie external and internal reality .


Definition of Tantra Yoga: That by which is achieved, it remains and wisdom is perfected and their power is Tantra.

Tantra has 7 aspects:

  1. one material body ,

  2. another purely mental and other spiritual ,

  3. to which is added the socio- cultural aspect ,

  4. the ethological and ecological and cosmic .

  5. Is the teaching on life and spirituality.

  6. Tantra is the wisdom of life and all living things


Also Kapila Asuri Swami adds :

Yogatherapy -Ayurveda of Buddhism : Meditation Pranachikitsa , it is Said to like to make amulets , jewelry with stones so That People Have better energy . Sattvajava , Energy Healing In the Purna Swami. Maytreyananda , all techniques are used to Purna Methods adding Maytreyananda Integral Yoga: Hatha Yoga Agni Yoga- Yoga Bhakti Dhyana Yoga -Ashtanga Jnana Yoga - Yoga Karma Yoga -Yogaterapia -Power -Maha Purna Yoga Chakra -Kundalini Some technical details That make the difference : postures system: Base posture stance position Middle position Complementary Alternative Against Substitute stance position Compensatory posture Swami Maytreyananda , postures or asanas divided in : SARVASHANAS : They are total body postures that involve all parts of the body and ARDHASANAS : These are partial positions that involve only one of the 7 parts of the body.:

  • Trunk ,

  • legs,

  • arms ,

  • hands,

  • feet ,

  • face and

  • neck .


Posture and Position :

Posture: is the figure most seal .

(Figure : geometric relationship between the body parts .

Label: geometric relationship between the body parts over the fulcrum with respect to ground)

Position : The joint angle variation in a posture .

They are 5 positions 36 subsites , 108 subsites space , System Against postures Something to note is that other methods taught today have some against positions in Purna Yoga are all integral . System against postures and its definition : There are 7



Based on the muscles that have the ability to contract and lengthen.


Their reference position or location of the bodies with respect to the force of gravity.


Based on the joints. In against skeletal posture, joint action is taken contrary.


Based on the direction of flow of blood, how it circulates and where flows the bloodstream. Energy: Based on the circulation of energy, circular end to end making body. It works with muscle contraction, making the energy flow to release the affected area.


Based on the physical part (organs, glands) and energy in the chakra itself, with relaxation and stress positions for parts and color display


Based on the opening and closing of the upper part of the trunk, spiritual area, the sides are also working, spine and breathing It is very important work, laterality and




muscular contracture in the back, scoliosis (skeletal), is released and compensated laterality. To correct lordosis, kyphosis and neck, improves our physical and spiritual part Asymmetry: When I work a part of my body in different shapes or positions, relative to the other part, seeks to harmonize the right side to the left. We have: Asymmetry Simple: legs or arms are working and Double Asymmetry: legs and arms are worked simultaneously.


For a practical class: Something to consider: Our school takes all yoga techniques, based on the pedagogy of what is feasible, what people do is able to do.


Example: Class only ARDHASANAS: Swara yoga,

Mantras Swara: Pectoral Breathing>

Fish Lumbar breathing>

Child, Lombriz Dorsal breathing>

High Child, Lomo cat Structuring Greeting: Take a Sun Salutation (Namaskar)

Example: Cat They are 5 basic postures trunk with simple asymmetries and double Column Legs arms Expensive Feet Neck I greet the Cat and the sun Structure and move the column, watching exercises from different places and countries, laterality is, variants of legs, arms and presents not only yoga, also in yogatherapy Salute to the Sun, always evaluate the status of the student, being careful not to demand the position.

Salute to Jack, very beneficial, recommended for yogatherapy, Ayurveda.

Swami Asuri Kapila, yoga wants to morph into something therapeutic, also Swami.

Sivananda assumes this. It should work, postures, positions, sub-positions and sub-sub spatial positions, sides and Asymmetries are also recommended. It is essential to apply the sub-items. Mantras: In the beginning yoga practices were made without music, then the music was regarded as an essential part of yoga, mantras help lower the vibrations of the mind and to connect with our inner self.