Universal Yoga is a systematic approach to spiritual evolution based on the key principles of classical yoga, creativity in practice and personal freedom. Andrey Lappa developed the Universal Yoga system after two decades of intensive study and practice with spiritual teachers throughout Asia. His theory lectures offer insightful and comprehensive knowledge and skills for harmonizing spiritual awakening through yoga with everyday life. We've captured and packaged the entire lecture portion of Andrey's Level 1 Teacher Training and made it available on a multi-DVD set. Over 24 hours of edited material guides you through a truly unique workshop experience that presents Andrey's brilliant synthesis of hatha yoga as well as his provocative insights into the more esoteric yogic practices. This fascinating series of lectures on yoga philosophy is as much a training on being a yogi as it is a workshop on how to teach yoga.
Lecture topics from this DVD box-set include: 1. Distinctive features of Universal Yoga 2. The universal scheme of Asanas: static positions of the body 3. The universal scheme of Vinyasas: dynamic movements of the body 4. Safety techniques in asanas 5. The universal scheme of Pranayamas: control of breath 6. Connecting Pranayamas and asanas 7. The universal methods of energy control: Bandhas, Mudras, and Drishtis 8. The function of Chakras and Rasas 9. Primary and secondary Pranas 10. Activation and control of Kundalini 11. The universal meaning of Mantras and sound energy 12. Control of attention: Pratyahara, Dharana and Samadhi 13. Control and relaxation of the Maya Koshas: shells of human existence 14. Kriyas and the cleansing of the Maya Koshas 15. Development and appropriate use of Siddhis: spiritual abilities 16. Yamas (moral precepts) and Karma 17. Niyamas (self-purifying disciplines) and Karma 18. Power of the Spirit