Yoga is the art and science of systematically observing, accepting, understanding, and training each of the levels of our being, such that we may coordinate and integrate those aspects of ourselves, and dwell in the direct experience of the center of consciousness.
The Yoga of Equanimity
"Samatvam" means complete equanimity within oneself and with everybody else, with nature and with the whole cosmos. It is the state where one's entire being becomes calm and quiet and one is able to think, to decide and to solve problems of life with absolute tranquility, it means being able to keep the mind steady and balanced in every condition of life. It is the ability to have presence of mind and to remain serene, calm and peaceful even in adverse conditions.This equanimity is achieved through Hatha Yoga, the world’s oldest and most complete system of psychophysical exercises developed by the Sages of ancient India. Hatha Yoga exercises or asanas, in conjunction with proper breathing harmonize the body with the mind. Hatha Yoga maintains the overall health of the nervous system, and promotes optimal functionality of the endocrine and lymphatic systems. Harmonizing the mind and achieving "Samatvam" is made possible through this ancient science of Yoga and Meditation.
Medical yoga uses modified forms of yoga such as chair yoga, gentle modified floor yoga and wall supported yoga. Chair yoga is the term generally used to describe a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting in a chair, or standing using a chair for support. It is not recognized formally as a type of yoga distinct from other types, such as Iyengar Yoga yoga. However the poses, or Asana, are often adaptations of Hatha Yoga poses.
Stress Reduction Management improves overall health and helps develop focus and concentration. Yoga builds confidence and motivation, enhances creativity and decision-making.
Samatvam Yoga offers a comprehensive twelve week curriculum for teenagers designed not only to keep the body strong but also to incorporate mental discipline, develop self-esteem and counteract the anxiety that the physical, emotional and mental challenges bring with adolescence.