Yogiraj Vinyas & Ghatastha Yog
If yoga was all about aasanas, then every gymnast would have been a yogi. Yog is much more than these body-bending acrobatics and that’s why the real seekers keep coming to Bharata (India), the land of the Himalayas and mystics.
This is what I felt when I met my friend, philosopher and guru, Yogiraj Vinyas. He has been blessed with immense knowledge of yogic aasanas, Mudras, Kriyas and Tantra Yog from his various siddha gurus in the Himalayas and in jungles along banks of river Narmada. Born in 1978 in a small village of Jabalpur and travelled whole of Bharata (India), Yogiraj Vinyas is himself a yoga institution and this vedic journey started at a tender age of 13 when he joined Maharshi Mahesh Yogi Ashram in Jabalpur.
An eminent Sanskrit scholar with a grip on Vedas and Ayurveda, Yogiraj has infused vedic sound techniques in his teachings of kriyas and aasanas. As shankh (conch) is his constant companion, he has developed several mesmerising shankh kriyas. His yog teachings are based on ghatashthayog, a saptang (seven limbs) form of yoga which was taught by Sage Gheranda.
- Sanjay T