What is Yoga?

" I Have More Energy."

" I Feel Better."

"It Cured my...."

"I Sleep Much Better."

"I am So Much More Relaxed."

"Yoga helped me lose Weight and Keep it Off!"

"For the first time in years, I can Bend Down and Touch my Toes." 
Zen Garden ImageThese are just some of the Exciting Positive things we hear almost everyday about Yoga. But, just what is Yoga? And what exactly do you have to do to achieve these Wonderful Benefits?

Let me Start at the Beginning--with the not-often-seen Truth about Yoga:

Yoga is a huge subject. So huge, in fact, that most people lose sight of the Why, What, When and How of Yoga. The funny thing is that none of those answers are necessary to reap many of Yoga's countless benefits to help you cope with Everyday Living.

Actually, all that is necessary is that when you do practice Yoga, you follow some simple rules to help keep you Safe and on the right path. My Guru, Yogiraj Swami Bua, Maharaja of Hatha Yoga taught me these rules and much more about Yoga.

What are the Benefits of Practicing Yoga Regularly?

Imagine expanding the limits of what you can achieve. Imagine a Healthier, Happier, More Vibrant You. Yoga Practice optimizes and maintains our physical, mental and emotional health. There have been many well documented scientific studies performed recently here in the West which have shown over and over again that practicing Hatha Yoga contributes to:

  • Increased Strength, Flexibility and Mobility
  • Improved Balance
  • Increased Bone Density
  • The Optimalization of our Circulatory, Immune, Endocrine and Lymphatic Systems
  • Reduced Stress and its many symptoms
  • Starting and Maintaining an overall Healthy Life Style, including lessening weight problems and eating disorders
  • Increased Positive Out Look on Life
  • Improved Self Discipline

These are just some of the many Wonderful Benefits that can come automatically with just the regular practice of the asanas (postures) of Hatha Yoga.

You do not need to learn or practice the breathing techniques of Pranayama, the internal cleansing techniques of the Dhautis or Kriyas and the spiritual aspects in order for you to become Healthier and Stronger. However, they are recommended (especially Agni Sara or Breath of Fire) for those who wish a deeper and more traditional practice Yoga practice.


But, What is Yoga?

Yoga is Thee Union of Polarities. It is the ceasing of Duaita (duality).


What is Hatha Yoga?

It is a scientific way of moving the different parts of the body. Its goals are to ensure a long, healthy life and eventually self-realization through the purification and optimization of our Prana, or Internal Energy/Life Force. We all know how hard it is to do, think or feel anything positive when we are not feeling well. So, first and foremost, we need to keep our bodies functioning at their optimum level. This leads to and, indeed, requires the purification and liberation of one's Prana, which by definition includes the elimination of all Karmic debt.

What are all these different types of Yoga, Like Bikram Yoga, Asthanga Yoga, Kriya Yoga, etc.??

They are all Hatha Yoga. They have a particular name because they are a particular group of Asanas (postures) chosen by someone to achieve their own purposes.

What makes Yoga as taught by Yogiraj Swami Bua Ji unique?

Yogiraj Swami Bua Ji has gained untold experience and as a direct result, he has distilled down the vast universe of Hatha Yoga to all you will need to achieve a state of optimum physical and energetic health. Most of what Swamiji teaches is actually so traditional, it seems radical. The sacred sutras of Yoga were developed by the Rishis (seers) over thousands of years of intense practice, sacrifice and introspection. One should view ideas and concepts which change or contradict these ancient teachings with a serious grain of salt.

Swami Ji believes in trying to obtain the optimum balance between flexibility, strength, cleanliness and purity. My teachings are based on all that Swami Ji and many other masters have taught me. These teachings will challenge your body and mind in all ways.

In order to meet this challenge successfully, I will help you develop your Body, Mind, Prana, Will Power and Spirit using both the Proven Time Tested Methods and the Cutting Edge Developments I feel are truly in keeping with the goal of True Yoga: Sat-Chit-Ananda! Which can mean:

When That Which Is-is united with Consciousness, the result is Bliss. Yoga and Meditation become the same thing.

Let me Motivate, Activate, Accelerate and Assist You.