METHODOLOGY

To Daniel and his Guru, and to the ancient lineage that they belong to, yoga and meditation is not a just a class. It is an art, a science and a way of life that extend beyond the world, the body and the mind; all the way to the Divine. Sharing this ancient methodology, in a way that is applicable and useful to people absorbed in the ateistic, materialistic and artificial way of modern digital culture, without loosing the spiritual essence, is a challenge.  

Thus, in order to reach the deeper layers of Yoga and Meditation during the limited time of a 90 minute session, a weekend workshop or a one week retreat, Daniel has boiled down the essence of the traditional Yoga and Meditation into three different formats. These are progressive and cultivate the spiritual essence of the methodology while still being accessible to anyone juggling the challenges of modern life. 

Daniel call these methodologies Surya, Chandra and Hatha Yoga. They are ”90-minute Yoga sessions” that can be learned by anyone who devote practice regularly for a couple of months. After that you can practiced alone at home if you have the discipline. Our intention is for you to gain freedom of body , mind and soul – not to make you dependent on any teacher or yogastudio.

Before you read more about the methodologies below, please note that the pictures are intended as memory notes for initiated students only. They do not describe the whole practice fully. If you want learn the method it is essential that you practice with Daniel, or one of the instructors he has trained. Understand that there is much more to yoga than meets the eye. 

INITIATION To join Daniel’s weekly sessions, workshops or retreats you first need to take a  two hour private class. During the private class (initiation) common ground is established and then only can you follow the sessions with regardless if you are new to yoga and meditation or a teacher.

WEEKLY SESSIONS Each session is unique and is based upon many factors such as group dynamics, time of year, previous weeks practice etc. Therefore, do not be concerned or attached to a particular practice. Just trust the process and follow. You will be surprised at the results.

Faith is needed to progress beyond your limitations, so if you are interested, don’t think too much. Just take the initiation and practice as frequently as you can. Before you know it you will notice that you EMBODY signs of reduced stress, improved physical, mental and emotional health as well as spiritual rewards such as knowledge, peace and bliss.

Remember, Yoga is not like a pill for instant relief. The benefits of yoga are grown and are to be EMBODIED, not learned, understood, bought or sold. Your yoga depends more on on you than on any teacher, tradition or methodology.

WELCOME!

 

Surya Yoga

A Surya Yoga session will take you through a flow of standing postures and sun salutations before we move inwards through longer holdings of seated forward bends and hip-openers. We then balance the body and the nervous system through backbends and twists with focus on alignment and Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF) Throughout the session great emphasis is placed upon containing the Prana within and channeling it upwards through Pranayama, Mudra and Bandha.  

Daniels Surya Yoga Sessions can be physically challenging. They are powerful, therapeutic and transformative and involve strong bodywork. However, the intention of the sessions is not to make the body lean, flexible or strong, although this will occur if you practice regularly. 

The purpose of Surya Yoga is to establish a foundation for higher practice by strengthening the nervsystem and by burning away impurities from it that prevent the kundalini from moving freely in the nadis. Surya Yoga differs from Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Power Yoga as it skilfully awakens and channels the life force (Prana/Qi) throughout the body instead of just exercising it. Surya Yoga generates an abundance of energy, vitality and physical ability.

CHANDRA Yoga

A Chandra Yoga session typically begin in a seated meditation pose like padmasana, siddhasana or muktasana. Then we move through a series of bandas and mudras that channel the life force (Prana/Qi) into different parts of the brain.  We then release tension from the central nervous system through forward bends and hip-openers so that we can continue to sit longer in the meditationpose and dive deeper into the triple divine qualities of sound, light and vibration. Throughout the session great emphasis is placed upon stillness and attention and in different parts of the body before transcending it into higher states of consciousness.

The practice of Chandra Yoga is focused on the profound way of traditional Hatah & Raja Yoga that Daniel learned from his Guru during his time as a monk with him in the Indian Himalayas. It consists of traditional asanas, pranayamas, mudras, bandhas, kriyas, mantras and meditations. and the inner, esoteric and meditative aspects of yoga without which modern postural yoga is little more than physical excersise.

HATHA Yoga

During a Hatha Yoga session the practices of Surya & Chandra Yoga come together and here you can enounter and techniques or theory from Hatha & Raja Yoga. Below you can see an example of commonly practiced Hatha Yoga trechniques.