Simplified Kundalini Yoga, also known as SKY Yoga, is a Yoga system founded by Shri Vethathiri Maharishi (1911–2006). It’s a holistic system combining Maharishi’s knowledge in Ancient Indian Yogic Practices, Ayurveda, Siddha Medicine and Homeopathy. The system also applies a scientific approach.
The main practices of SKY Yoga
Simplified Physical Exercises for Health
Meditation Practices for Inner Peace
Focuses on using Kundalini Energy as the object of meditation. There are a range of techniques and steps aimed at reaching higher levels of awareness and deep relaxation. Finally, the goal is to come to Self-Realization and God-Realization i.e. Spirtual Enlightenment.
Kaya Kalpa Yoga for Anti-Aging
Kaya Kalpa is an ancient system practiced in Ayurveda, said to reverse the natural aging process. It includes a range of therapies like herbal or mineral preparations, breathing practices, massage, and lifestyle guidelines, to name a few.
Introspection for Happiness
It’s a set of practices of self-analysis which have as their goal to make students aware of their positive and negative characteristics and so be able to eliminate the negative ones and strengthen the positive ones. The five main techniques are: Analysis of Thoughts; Streamlining of Desires; Neutralization of Anger; Eradication of Worries; and Realization of Self.
Health Benefits of Simplified Kundalini Yoga (SKY Yoga)
A regular practice of this extensive Yoga system is said to bring about many physical, mental and spiritual benefits; below are some examples:
- Enhancing awareness;
- Improving intellectual sharpness and understanding;
- Increasing will-power and concentration;
- Regulating the endocrine system;
- Purifying the blood and increasing vital energy;
- Improving body strength and flexibility;
- Increasing intuition and lucidity of mind;
- Relief from chronic ailments such as headaches, migraines, asthma, and allergies.