Vipassana, which means to see things as they really are, is one of India's most ancient techniques of meditation. It was rediscovered by Gotama Buddha more than 2500 years ago and was taught by him as a universal remedy for universal ills, i.e., an Art Of Living.

This non-sectarian technique aims for the total eradication of mental impurities and the resultant highest happiness of full liberation. Healing, not merely the curing of diseases, but the essential healing of human suffering, is its purpose.

Vipassana is a way of self-transformation through self-observation. It focuses on the deep interconnection between mind and body, which can be experienced directly by disciplined attention to the physical sensations that form the life of the body, and that continuously interconnect and condition the life of the mind. It is this observation-based, self-exploratory journey to the common root of mind and body that dissolves mental impurity, resulting in a balanced mind full of love and compassion.

The scientific laws that operate one's thoughts, feelings, judgements and sensations become clear. Through direct experience, the nature of how one grows or regresses, how one produces suffering or frees oneself from suffering is understood. Life becomes characterized by increased awareness, non-delusion, self-control and peace.

      

        There are many styles of yoga, yet all of the styles share a common lineage. No style is better than another; it's simply a matter of personal preference. More important than any style is the student-teacher relationship. The differences between the style are usually about emphasis, such as focusing on strict alignment of the body, coordination of breath and movement, holding the postures, or the flow from one posture to another.

 

01.   Ananda

02.   Anusara

03.   Ashtanga

04.   Bikram

05.   Integral

06.   Lyengar

07.   Kali Ray TriYoga

08.   Kripalu

09.   Kundalini

10.   Sivananda

11.   Svaroopa Yoga

12.   ViniYoga

Animated postures of some of the more famous yoga exercisers