WELCOME TO YOGA OF THE PYU
The Pyu were a tribe from northeast India where yoga originated. These Brahmins or priests migrated into Burma and established a highly spiritual culture where yoga was a way of life. They were joined by a tribe from Tibet whose Koghan system of zones influenced these yoga systems. In refining these other systems with Hatha Yoga they developed the Hanthawaddy Yoga system, where proper alignment with correct posturing and breath control are essential to provide us with energizing of the chakras.
The yoga systems listed below complement each other and will help us to isolate and tone the muscles and nerves which help strengthen and straighten the spine. This enables us to breathe deeper, relax, and feel more enlivened. Simplicity of motion is the goal. Even though these yoga systems take training and discipline, great benefits can be achieved by any exposure to these systems. We will be using the following yoga systems for a more complete development of posturing and breath control.
Dhanda yoga – A system using Dhanda (staff) to develop alignment,
stability, flexibility and stamina. Dhanda is the yoga symbol for the human
spine through which prana (vital energy or chi) flows.
Longi Yoga – A system using a rope to develop strength, flexibility, and
Min Zin – Internal system to generate, store, and transmit “Prana” internal
healing energy. Focused breath and meditation.
Letha Yoga –Partner assisted yoga. A gentle manipulation, using a series of
yoga postures with proper breathing to help restore range of motion and
Khoghan – Nine energy zones in the body responsible for the pathways and
flow of energy.(southern Tibet and Pyu system of yoga)
Hanthawaddy Yoga – A system of yoga which combines movement and
breath, using specific alignment and energy flow from the Khoghan system. This system is very difficult and powerful. It would be hard to learn Hanthawaddy without these other systems.