Aatmadarshan Yoga & Philosophy Foundation, co-founded by Dr. Mala Singh, aims to promote research, study and dissemination of authentic knowledge and practice of Yoga, Vedic sciences, Ayurveda, Naturopathy, and Astrology. The foundation’s objectives are to establish, acquire, run, aid, assist, finance and maintain Yoga Centres, Naturopathy & Ayurvedic research study centers/ health care centres, schools, orphanages, and old age Homes.
The Foundations welcomes like minded people to aid and contribute in any capacity to the aims and objectives of the Foundation.
Dr. Mala Singh, a Ph.D in Philosophy from the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, is a qualified Yoga Teacher – YOGA Shiromani from the world renowned Sivananda International Yoga Vedanta Centre, Neyyar Dam, Trivandrum, Kerala. She has studied, practiced and taught yoga in Trivandrum, Australia, Delhi and other cities. Dr. Mala holds regular workshops in Schools, Madarsas, Jails & villages to disseminate the knowledge of yoga.
The Aatmadarshan Yoga Tradition
Aatmadarshan Yoga tradition developed by Dr. Mala Singh, is based on Patanjali’s “Yoga Sutra” in which the journey of self relaization starts with yama, niyama, asanas, pranayama, pratyahara, dhyana, dharana and samadhi. First four should be practiced in daily life. The combination of further three is called Meditation, after that one falls into samadhi.
With its motto “KNOW THYSELF”, Aatmadarshan Yoga lays stress on practicing asana, pranayama and meditation all together to realize one’s inner self by recognizing body first then the mind and finally the spirit. One has to travel within the deeper self layer by layer through asanas, pranayamas and meditation. When one recognizes the self through asanas and pranayama, one is able to understand others and the surroundings leading to better performance. Aatmadarshan Yoga strives to unite when the body, mind and spirit without any stress, to experienced / bliss.
Aatmadarshan Yoga classes are designed in the pure holistic form, incorporating yogic breathing techniques, yoga stretches, yoga asanas, progressive relaxation through yoga nidra and meditation in a comfortable rhythmic flow to stimulate the pranic shakti and balance the entire body, mind and spirit. Any individual can safely practice yoga with correct guidance, irrespective of age, physical strength, and flexibility or belief system. Regular classes are available at 3 levels – Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced. The Foundation provides special lessons for children & teenagers for increasing concentration, rejuvenation, mental health & emotional stability. Therapeutic yoga lessons are provided for treatment of ailments like high blood pressure, anxiety, heart disease, diabetes, insomnia, back pain, arthritis, asthma, sinus and migraine.