BULLDOG PARRAMATTA YoGaJuJiTsU
Today is Thursday and that means its YoGaJuJiTsU Day at Bulldog Parramatta BJJ. Class structure will be the same as usual : 1) Short and Slow warm ups including core work and solo movement drills 2) 6 six minute spars 3)Ahirbhundya Yoga Flow sequences for lower limb rehab then complete with 4) Yoga Nidra. Yoga and Meditation segment of the class starts at the 8:10 mark. Any member can attend the yoga and meditation portions of the class if they wish to do so.
About the Video:
The type of Yoga that is currently taught at Bulldog Parramatta BJJ is a little known Yoga called Ahirbhudnya Yoga. In Vedic Dharma, the oldest living culture in the world, there are 6 schools of thought with yoga being one of those 6 schools. Yoga means to YOKE or LINK with the Supreme Being and thus when you see the word Yoga there is always another word preceding it (Jnana Yoga, Raja yoga, Ati yoga etc). The philosophical school of yoga is fairly large as it has 84,000 different types of Yoga's (a yoga to remedy each of the 84,000 possible thought states a human beings can experience) in its repertoire each supported by at least 72 Tantras (Skillfull means or ways/skills) which adds up to 6,600,000 different types of supporting tantras. What we call Yoga in the West today is really only two types of Yoga that people put their names or terms of choice unto (for example, Vikram yoga, Power yoga etc), these Yoga's are Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga. Ahirbhudnya Yoga practitioners are hetero-orthodox in their approach and thus it’s not advertised and sold as other types of Yoga. Its depth makes this impossible, to bring this point home: Ashtanga and Hatha Yoga has 48 to 108 postures they generally practice, some orthodox practitioners have 1008 postures they can use for development. In Ahirbhudnya Yoga and according to the Ahirbhudnya Samhita the practitioner has 8,400,000 different postures to choose from, all used on specific days and times during those days.
Etymology of AHIRBHUDNYA YOGA = Ahir ( Swirling,serpintine, a hero by association,ancient nomadic branch of the Yadavas skilled in combat) Budhnya (to become aware, to know) Yoga (to link or yoke). In this case (as a name for a type of yoga) the translation is : He who is expert at linking with the Supreme Being by controlling the spiraling ,swirling faculties (nerves,breath,wind,blood flow etc etc) that are both within and outside of the body"". The simple word for word translation is : "one who knows serpents".
Ahirbhudnya Yoga uses circular spiral movements to assist the practitioner in systematically discovering the potential of his or her body. It is similar to Ashtanga yoga with its Ashta (Eight) Angas (limbs) but the depth and approach to these segments is vastly deeper. The supporting text for this Yoga, Ahirbhudnya Samhita, is so large and difficult to translate that currently only the first chapter (out of 72 Chapters) have been partially translated to English , each of the two translators had to give up as they suffered mental breakdowns during the translation process (Sanskrit to English).
It is important to say anyone can learn Ahirbhudnya yoga and the depth one wants to delve into is dependent on the practitioner themselves.
Here in this video Professor Alexander Aguet is demonstrating a rarely seen flow combining Hala-asana, Supta Asana, Ashtang-asana, Prasarita Padotttanasana, Savasana, Chakra-asana, Baka-asana, Supta Kona-asana, Adho Muka Kapotasana, eka pada, salamba Sarvanga-asana and Setu-Bandha Asana to name a few. This is an intermediary flow routine in Ahirbudhnya Yoga. Professor Alexander spent 10 years studying and teaching in Asia, India in particular, and he's an initiated and authorized Pandit in the line of both the Brahma Madhava Gaudiya and Kumara Sampradaya, the ancient (7000 plus years old) lineages under which Ahirbhudnya Yoga is maintained and practiced. Professor Alexander Aguet holds the equivalent of a Masters Degree in Vedic Philosophy and Sanskrit and is an adept at explaining complex vedic principles in a simple and easily understood manner.
If you are serious about your mental, physical and spiritual health and have the discipline and means to make an investment in your health, then feel free to speak to Alex about private or small group lessons. Also for a more holistic approach to Martial Arts training Bulldog Parramatta Gym is the place to be, we may not have 5 star facilities as we are a grass root fight gym but we compensate with the quality and depth of lessons we provide.