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 self-realization by perfecting the body.
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 makes Yoga as taught by Yogiraj Swami Bua Ji
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 need to
achieve a state of optimum physical and energetic health.Swami Bua Ji believes in trying to obtain
the optimum balance between
flexibility and strength. My routines, based on all Swami Ji has taught me, will challenge your body
and mind in all ways. In order to meet this challenge successfully, I will help you develop your body,
mind, will power and spirit using both ancient, time tested methods and cutting edge developments.
What are the benefits of practicing Yoga regularly?
The benefits bestowed on us by a
regular practice are many and varied. Yoga maintains 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
• A greater understanding of how
your Internal Energy (Prana, Qi, Ki)
moves in your body
• The Optimalization of our
Circulatory, Immune, Endocrine and
• Reduced Stress and its many
• Increased Positive Out
Look on Life
• Improved Self Discipline
• An overall
Healthier Life Style, including lessening weight problems and
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 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.
What is Pranayama?
The term Pranyama means
different things to different people. To some, it means learning various forms of breathing.
Others believe it is the art of controlling our internal energy. (Please see my
page and my other website
The Institute of Asian Arts
for more information.) However, Swami Bua Ji taught me that to truly understand Pranayama,
one must truly understand the essential nature of all things.
Pranayama in its ultimate form is Union or Yoga.
Our classes are designed to help you
travel whichever path you have chosen to achieve your goals.
How many kinds of Yoga
do you offer?
I offer many kinds of classes. While
all of them are based on the same principles, each one has its own
distinct flavor and will emphasize different aspects of your body for
Hatha Yoga Classes offer all the benefits with its comprehensive
Rope Yoga Classes
enable the student to push his/her limits using their own self knowledge
and feedback as their guide.
Hindu Wrestling Exercises, Indian Clubs* and Smart Calisthenics Classes offer the
student a great way to improve their flexible, functional strength using
their own body weight and light props.
Thai Yoga Sessions enable me to open up your Nadiis (energy channels)
and increase your health and flexibility.
"Better Together" Hatha Classes utilize the assistance of a partner approved of by me to
assist you in deepening your Hatha Asanas (postures).
Hot Yoga in the Bikram Style as taught to me by Bill Arce.
Note*: Indian Clubs are exercise
tools that resemble bowling or juggling pins. Exercises utilizing Indian Clubs
maybe the best available for increasing the strength and range of motion for
your shoulders, rotator cuffs, forearms and wrist. They provide dynamic,
functional strength and flexibility.