About the Joyful Jiva
..We all come spinning out of nothing, scattering stars like dust. ~Rumi~The Joyful Jiva, amongst other things is a salutation to Jivamukti Yoga. The definition of Jiva is soul and Mukti means liberation and this brand of yoga was created by Sharon Gannon and David Life in New York City and is a part of the Joyful Jiva’s yoga lineage.
The Joyful Jiva is the The Joyful Soul.The Jivamukti Yoga tradition believes in drawing on the mystical traditions and ancient practices of yoga and meditation to assist us here in our modern world. Each of my yoga classes have music (nada), asana (postures), scripture or words from ancient texts ( Shastra) meditation ( Dhyana) , pranayama (breathing practices) and devotional aspects. ( Bhakti) Yoga is really about union and what I love about it is that it really does help you to become the best version of yourself by taking the ‘self’ out of the equation and reminding you that we are all connected. With spiritual activism, awareness of environmental issues and the importance of community connection at the heart, it gives the tools to every individual who would like to see change and (R)evolution in the world and in themselves. Life is definitely not always a piece of cake but with yoga practices you WILL begin to taste the sweetness and joy of life. All of my classes are inspired by the Jivamukti Yoga traditions, Hope to see you on the mat sometime! X Jessie.
The five tenets of Jivamukti yoga
A nonviolent, compassionate lifestyle extending to other animals, the environment and all living beings, emphasising ethical vegetarianism (veganism) and animal rights.
Study of the ancient yogic teachings, including Sanskrit chanting.
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