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Think Calm
Raja Yoga & Breathwork

Samanjasya Yoga

Cultivate inner balance

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About the course

What will I learn

Through this practice, clients acquire a unique perspective on their inner workings, empowering them to reshape their thoughts and beliefs. Her practice is a combination of yoga asanas (physical postures) and pranayama (breath control) that are personalised based on the deep understanding of her students' mental physical and emotional states. By immersing themselves in the union of breath and movement, clients can refine their focus and establish harmony with their inner selves.

Benefits of this course

This transformative journey guides clients toward inner balance, equipping them with invaluable stress management techniques and the ability to maintain emotional equilibrium. By connecting with their inner selves and detoxifying their minds from negative influences, clients cultivate a more positive and serene mental space. Kamala's offering extends beyond physical exercises, delivering a holistic transformation that enables clients to navigate life with a profound sense of calm, heightened self-awareness, and unwavering emotional resilience.

Incorporating in my life

Clients are encouraged to engage in regular practice, ideally incorporating the teachings into their daily routines. This may include a morning or evening practice session, depending on individual schedules.

About the specialist

Kamala Chirravuri is a dedicated yoga teacher who has spent over two decades immersed in the Krishnamacharya tradition of yoga. Kamala's unique specialization lies in her ability to use yoga as a tool for healing not only the body but also the mind. What sets her apart is her deep understanding of the individual needs of her clients. Her philosophy is rooted in the belief that every individual is unique, and their requirements for healing are equally distinct. A core aspect of Kamala's specialization is her emphasis on listening. Kamala's approach involves engaging with her students, asking questions, and encouraging them to express their emotions and thoughts. She delves into the emotional and psychological aspects of wellbeing, helping her students navigate their inner landscapes.

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Ancient & scientific relevance

Ancient texts that refer to this

Hatha Yoga Pradipika: While mainly focused on Hatha Yoga, the Hatha Yoga Pradipika also touches upon Raja Yoga, especially in the context of how Hatha Yoga practices can prepare the body and mind for the higher practices of Raja Yoga. It is a bridge between physical practices and the meditative and philosophical goals of Raja Yoga.

Upanishads: Various Upanishads, which are part of the Vedanta philosophy, discuss concepts that are integral to Raja Yoga, such as the nature of the self (Atman), the ultimate reality (Brahman), and the importance of meditation in realizing the unity of Atman and Brahman.

Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: This is the most authoritative and foundational text on Raja Yoga. Composed by the sage Patanjali, the Yoga Sutras detail the Eight Limbs of Yoga (Ashtanga Yoga), which are considered steps on the path of Raja Yoga. These steps include ethical standards, self-discipline, posture, breath control, withdrawal of the senses, concentration, meditation, and absorption.

Modern research and publications

Research Paper: Yoga and wellbeing in the modern eraMain

Author: Andrea Lukács

Research Paper: Yoga bodies, yoga minds: contextualising the health discourses and practices of modern postural yogaMain

Authors: A. Shaw, E. KaytazDate of Publishing: July 1, 2021

Introductory session

30-45 mins LIVE 1:1 online introductory session with Kamala Chirravuri.

The session will be facilitated by the Leela Life Concierge Desk.

Plan for intro session

Introduction to the holistic definition of Yoga

Guided mindful breathing exercise to bring awareness to the present moment

Leading through a series of gentle movements and stretches

Engage in an interactive Q&A session ask questions, gain deeper insights, and clarify doubts about the course

Plan for overall course

The specialist will be tailoring the course for you and the exact number of sessions will depend on multiple factors such as need, inclination, interest, absorption and more.

The plan below should give you a rough indication of how many sessions will it take for you to inculcate the learnings from this course in to your regular life by yourself.

Live 1:1 online course
5 sessions
Duration of each session
60 mins
Course price

Session 1

Foundation and Connection
  • A comprehensive discussion with you to understand your specific needs and current state
  • Introduction to the foundational breathing technique to initiate a mind-body connection

Session 2

Flexibility Focus
  • Enhance flexibility through diverse movements targeting various joints
  • Continue preparing the body for the goal posture, addressing specific concerns

Session 3

Embarking on the Journey
  • Initiate a tailor-made practice plan designed to help you achieve desired outcomes and foster inner balance

Session 4

Progress Evaluation and Refinement
  • Discussion on the progress across previous sessions and identify if any changes to be made
  • Intensify the practice, aiming to deepen breath control and refine movements towards the goal posture

Session 5

Goal Posture Mastery and Advanced Integration
  • Guided practice for you to experience and sustaining the goal posture with comfort and awareness
  • Introduce 'stays' in specific postures for building strength and endurance
  • Integrate deeper breathing techniques, transitioning towards more meditative and calming practices
  • Sum up the session by addressing any questions or clarifications you may have

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Conducted by

Kamala Chirravuri

Dedicated yoga teacher with over two decades of experience

Course price
5 sessions • Weekly
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