What is Purna Yoga?

Purna yoga is known by various names including complete yoga, supramental yoga or integral yoga in English. Because in Sanskrit, the word ‘Purna’ means complete. In ‘PurnaYoga’, the entire range of traditional yogic philosophy is united for the complete transformation of the mind, body, the vital, and the spirit.

It is mainly based on the teachings of Sri Aurobindo, the Vedas, Patanjali, Ayurveda, B.K.S. Iyenger, etc. The founders of Purna Yoga are Aadil Palkhivala and Mirra.

What is the Goal of Purna Yoga?

Purna YogaIntegral Yoga is more than practicing of yoga asanas. It teaches new way of life through yogic living, nutrition and philosophy apart from practicing alignment-based asana, meditation and pranayama. All these can help in creating new awareness, harmony and union, thereby helping in complete transformation of a being both from inside and outside. So, the goal of integral yoga is not merely attaining ‘nirvana’ but also uniting with the Divine in today’s physical world.

How Can Purna Yoga Help Us?
It is suggested that this kind of Yoga can teach the true art of knowing oneself by the complete unification of mind, body and spirit. It can also help in the following ways:

  • It is safe for all ages and people.
  • It can increase both physical and mental flexibility and strength.
  • It can promote cardiovascular health.
  • It can strike the right emotional balance through the spirit of love, wisdom and inner harmony.
  • It can promote mental concentration and alacrity.
  • It can promote faster healing of wounds and injuries.

1 response to What is Purna Yoga?

  1. Please do a through research before you write anything.

    “It teaches new way of life through yogic living, nutrition and philosophy apart from practising alignment-based asana, meditation and pranayama.” Integral yoga has no place for any of these things except meditation.

    “Purna Yoga can promote cardiovascular health.” LOL

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