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Vijnana Yoga Vijnana yoga is based on the idea of ‘practicing from the inside’. A lot of attention is paid to influence the breath (pranayama). There is a strong focus on the centre (core) of the body. Vijnana yoga will help develop a strong body, a conscious yoga practice and a stable, focused mind.
Vijnana is developed by Orit Sen Gupta and is based on 7 vital principles.
At Samana many classes are in the Vijnana Yoga tradition. Sanne Kerkhof and Eveline Torres, owners of Samana yoga center Amsterdam, are trained in this tradition.
Vijnana Yoga had been developed by Orit sen Gupta. She formulated seven vital principles that are important for a good yoga practice. These principles are used in many classes at Samana:
All the principles coexist and need to be applied at all times, yet it is difficult to oversee their functions simultaneously. In order to deepen our understanding of the principles, we need to choose one that attracts us and work with it constantly until it is mastered. Many times we can work with one or two principles for a few years until these penetrate and become second nature to us. This while remembering that it is only when all the principles coexist simultaneously in practice, that the practice is whole. Therefore when we practice yet feel “stuck” we need to look carefully and find which principle is neglected, and then revive it.