Omkarananda Ganga Sadan Patanjala Yoga Kendra

Patanjala Yoga Kendra

The Patanjala Yoga Kendra was established in 1993 on the banks of the Holy River Ganges in Rishikesh, the world capital of Yoga. The method of Yoga that is taught is Iyengar Yoga, as developed and taught by Shri Guruji, B.K.S. Iyengar, the world-famous Yoga Teacher. Guruji's method is firmly based in the ancient Indian tradition of Yoga as defined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Usha Devi is the resident Yoga Instructor.

Iyengar Yoga teaches strength and stamina, flexibility and balance, concentration and meditation. Iyengar Yoga begins with physical awareness, but goes beyond to embrace emotional and spiritual growth. As students learn to extend consciousness to each part of their bodies, they experience a concentrated focus on the moment. In time, this concentrated focus (Pratyahara) becomes an integral part not just of a yoga practice, but of daily life.

Above: Sage Patanjali
in the Yoga Studio

Above & right:
The Yoga Studio is equipped
with all the necessary props
and equipments, that play
a central role in the method
of Iyengar Yoga.

Yoga Lessons in progress

In February 1994 Guruji with his daughter Gitaji visited Patanjali Yoga Kendra where he talked on Yoga Sadhana.

Guruji being received with a special Pooja

Distribution of Prasadam

In March 1998, different Pujas were performed for the purification of the new, enlarged Yoga Hall and for the installation of Sage Patanjali.

The Yoga Studio is beautiful, fully-appointed with all of the necessary props and other equipment. These props play a central role in the method of Iyengar Yoga; they help each student to execute the poses correctly and to understand the mechanics of the poses.

Gift Store

The guest house's gift store offers a selection of books on Yoga and Philosophy, Yoga props like mats, bags, bolsters, Pranayama pillows, sand bags, belts, wall ropes, wooden blocks, slanting planks, wedges, Yoga t-shirts with different designs, bloomers, as well as handmade non-toxic incense with different fragrancs and many other items of interest.

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