Combining and Integrating
+ Hatha Yoga (body and breathing technique)
+ Raja Yoga (will and concentration)
+ Samkhya Yoga (original yoga philosophy)
+ Bhakti Yoga (love as will to develop potentials of being)
+ Karma Yoga (cause/effect understanding)
+ Jnana Yoga (mind and clear terminology)
+ Dhyana Yoga (dialectic meditation)
+ Vijnana - the teachings of Eugene Halliday for insight and Samadhic contemplation through resec
= Field Yoga (non-dual individual yoga discipline)
From over 25 years of practice, meditation, study and teaching, Malcolm has developed a yoga style very well suited to modern living demands without losing the true teachings and disciplines. Regrettably many critically important original and deeper teachings are lost in the exercise format of modern American Yoga. Traditional Hatha Yoga, Raja Yoga and the even more important Dhyana(meditation), Vijnana(wisdom) and Samkhya(categorisation) Yogas have been lost.
In Field Yoga, we have reintroduced these teachings, which lead especially into our Meditation and Study classes and Workshops. If you are ready to step up to a true and increasingly developing discipline Field Yoga is for you. A proper understanding of Karma Yoga(cause/effect) and Bhakti Yoga(devotional commitment) are also explained and embodied.
Most so-called modern yogas have stripped 'true Yoga' bare, just to get a sweat up and have a body-workout. It is true that working the physical body changes the way we feel temporarily, but it is a crude substitute for the deeper Yoga traditions.
Malcolm's Field Yoga and Meditation method includes a valuable, thorough and unique physical discipline, plus effective Meditation, and aims successfully at Samadhic Contemplation.
Field Yoga includes and develops the fundamental Yoga disciplines - purifications, fitness flexibility and strength postures, breathing techniques, concentration, meditation and contemplation.
Field Yoga involves an updated and purposeful discipline of Hatha Yoga (purifications, postures and breathing). Importantly it involves specialised components of Raja Yoga(original Ashtanga[not the Mysore version] ), Jnana Yoga(clear thinking in ideas and communication), Bhakti Yoga(love & commitment), Karma(joyful service in the rules of cause and effect) and Sankhya Yoga(the original philosophy of Yoga, 6th Century;BC),
Each Yoga practice session includes the stepping stones to Meditation(Dhyana Yoga) and Reflexive Self-consciousness(Samadhic contemplation), and the Wisdom teachings(Vijnana) upon which Yoga is founded. It's a complete Yoga discipline, a fully integrated practice, and presented that you can understand and apply it to full individual benefit. The inclusive aim of Reflexive Self-consciousness makes Field Yoga a genuine spiritual yoga discipline.
Are you are looking for a unified Yoga and Meditation style which is well thought through, and is based upon the deeper Yogic teachings...?
Field Yoga aims at Reflexive Self-consciousness, the highest attainment possible for an individual, the highest stage of Samadhic contemplation for individuals, outlined clearly in the teachings of Eugene Halliday.
Field Yoga is an intense yet 'low-sweat' style of Yoga, practised in natural room temperature. It's physical benefit, arrived at with regular practice, induces a high detoxifying influence upon the physical body.
The Sankalpa, voiced intention, brings true purpose to the practice, and may be used for specific transformational needs. Choosing to dedicate your practice is essential, unless you wish to reinforce your old pattern.
The deep relaxation which precedes the session withdraws you from the distractions of your daily round so that you can go deep into the yoga practice.
Pranayama(breath regulation), a number of particular and specialised techniques(more than one), are offered and also encouraged, depending upon your aim. Certain specialised control of the diaphragm and intercostal muscles may be learnt over a sustained period of regular practice. This is a fundamental of true traditional Hatha Yoga, and of Field Yoga.
The Yoga Sequences are graded from the least intense to the greatest. All initial sequences lead into the mental and psychological sequences(6-9) which are alignments of energy centres and chakras within the body and in turn approach the ultimate goal of Yoga... Samadhic Contemplation
All Yoga sessions conclude with a Meditation of 5 minutes or more. These meditations are specialised and designed to bring stability and clarity to the mind... a contemplative stillness that pervades your whole being for hours, even days.
Many yoga studios nowadays heat up the practice room. This is an aberration to proper yoga discipline and is known to cause deep internal stress to the brain, with a corresponding deleterious effect on mental function and the psyche over time. Brain cells die at a certain temperature. If we are to over-ride rational activity for Yoga purposes and gain a certain type of consciousness transcendence, external heat is a crude and 'no-return' method. When cells are dead they are dead. The body(from neck down) tends to like moderate heat and this heat in traditional yoga practice is generated from a proper training of internal energy dynamics, not from the air-conditioner.
"We don't need external heat from an air-conditioner to de-tox, we need it 'inside' the body, internally generated. True de-tox is an inside process". The ancient techniques do this, and form part of Field Yoga."
Field Yoga brings a genuinely sustainable good feeling, a good feeling that lasts for days when carried to fruition. The individual support you will need to get started, sustain and maintain are here at Melbourne Yoga and Meditation Centre... teacher experience, equipment, quality teachings, intellectual rationale, and ongoing development strategies which will suit you, from basic beginner level to advanced discipline.
To make a start... go to the Contact Page here >> and start your trial today. It's never to early or too late to begin.
STILL NOT SURE WHERE TO START or would like a chat and some advice..? call Malcolm 0430 569 088, and ask for a his viewpoint.