J Wellness Circle at Taj Wayanad Resort & Spa, Kerala
Āsana, Prānāyāmā, Mudrā, Bandhā
Harmonise mind, body, soul, and spirit. A yoga session where equal emphasis is laid on posture (asana), breath (pranayama), energy flow (mudra), and awareness of the mind (bandha), Balanced yoga ensures rejuvenation, release, and relaxation of the self. Focus within as expert practitioners guide you through the age-old process of connecting with yourself and with all that surrounds you.
Enhance awareness of the body and self through guided breath control, psychic locks, and gestures of energy flow. Static, classic postures encourage you to disengage from the stresses of everyday life, while focused attention on pranayama, bandha, and mudra heighten realization and relaxation. Ideal for intermediate and advanced practitioners, the Advanced session ensures a profound impact on holistic well-being.
Whether you’re suffering from jet lag or restless sleep, Abhilaya helps you harmonise your body rhythm, restore peaceful slumber, and counter body aches, fatigue and general disorientation. From cleansing the nasal passage to activating & soothing the facial muscles, the session engages your body before it commences the stimulation of the mind through pranayama. Simple asanas relieve muscular pain and stiffness, while enhancing blood flow, and the session comes to a close with meditative sleep (yoga nidra) to restore restful slumber.
Perhaps the most popular of the yoga practices, Surya Namaskar - the ancient sequential practice that pays tribute to the sun - revitalizes mind, body, and soul. Re-energise your chakras and connect with your inner radiance with 12 dynamic asanas, coupled with pranayama and mantras. An effective way to loosen the muscles, the practice helps you stretch, massage & tone joints, and engage the internal organs. Since it is an advanced form of the Surya Namaskar, the session focuses on advanced awareness of movements, breath, and sound vibrations, which collaborate to activate the energy centres that ultimately align mind, body, soul, and spirit.
Slip into relaxation with our Gentle yoga asanas. Ideal for loosening the major joints in the body, this session is recommended when vigorous physical movements are not desirable. An exclusive of the Bihar School of Yoga, the practice helps you experience the benefits of anti-rheumatic postures and meditation, while relaxing the body and elevating the mind.
Unlock the zest within with our Dynamic yoga session, which involves energetic movements of the body to enhance flexibility and circulation. As energy blocks are released during the asanas, embrace a renewed infusion of vitality that connects mind and body. As the session comes to a close, revel in the seamless transition from dynamism to calm with controlled breathing or pranayama.
Unleash the potential of your mind by bringing your nervous system and pranic self to a state of equilibrium. Pranayama, the Yogic technique of controlling inhalation and exhalation of air, balances and aligns vital energy through breath, gestures, and psychic locks. Blended with mudras and bandhas, the practice of pranayama creates an intense flow of conscious energy in a specific region, positively impacting your breathing, elevating your pranic self, and rejuvenating the mind.
Rejuvenate yourself, inside and out. Part of Hatha Yoga’s purification practices, the Shatkarma Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana cleanses the intestine with saline water and with select asanas that activate the region. Generally performed early in the morning, its elimination of impurities ensures that you start your day grounded and refreshed.
Truly experience the lightness of being by releasing suppressed emotional and mental stress, and by alleviating chronic respiratory and digestive issues. An essential part of Hatha Yoga’s Shatkarma practice of purification, the Kunjal Kriya session activates the mental and physical realms of the self to cleanse the digestive tract, chest, and stomach with saline water and meditation. The purification of the insides ensures that the spirit is aligned with the mind and body, while the outside emanates a sense of calm and confidence.
Activate the senses and encourage the dawn of clarity. Jala Neti, an ancient Indian Yoga technique concentrates on cleansing the nasal passage, ultimately resulting in activation of all five senses. An essential part of Hatha Yoga’s Shatkarma practice, Jala Neti purifies the nasal system and prepares the self for more advanced yoga practices. The practice, when done right and at regular intervals, proves to be a panacea for colds and sinusitis. Post cleansing, the nasal system is activated further with pranayama, leaving you with a feeling of lightness and clarity.
Restore harmony and heal the mind with Yoga Nidra. A practice that involves you flitting between states of slumber and wakefulness, Yoga Nidra promotes a state of inner awareness. Guided meditation enables your subconscious to communicate with your higher consciousness, all the while relaxing the mind and the body, and intensifying the senses of hearing and touch.
Uncover your hidden potential and discover a sense of resolve with Yoga Nidra Advanced (Psychic Sleep). Rid yourself of subtle mental barriers embrace balance through relaxation of internal organs and synchronization of breath & energy. Creative visualisations help in the exploration of dormant potential and enable your subconscious mind to welcome resolve or sankalpa, thus promoting positive, productive change within.
Knowing thyself has never been more peaceful. Hirdayakasha Dharana takes you on a journey of your heart and helps you communicate with your emotions. You are made aware of your own heart as a third-party observer, acknowledging the prevailing emotions and watching them change from a detached mindspace. This session is coupled with Trataka or candle-flame gazing, which is an effective technique to alleviate stress, anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Embrace your every emotion, learn what each is trying to convey, and allow it to pass.
Melt into self-awareness as you activate your energy centres and engage in the psychic passage of their flow. Ajapa Japa lays special emphasis on the breath, with visualisations of the breath’s movement guiding your focus. The additional repetition of the soham mantra or chant, enhances the benefits of this calming and therapeutic practice by awakening your energy centres to heighten your level of awareness.
Like a passenger on a train that’s traversing the countryside, one is a silent spectator of the many subconscious thoughts that flit through the mind during this meditative session. The aim of Antar Mouna (Inner Silence) is to control the mind by understanding it. Thus, the focus is on the thoughts, the mind’s reactions to them, and the images that sprout from the subconscious. An exquisitely calming and informative practice to truly connect with your mind and spirit.