“Thank you to all my teachers, masters and Guru for their patience and kindness, thank’s to Marshall Govindan Satchidananda for the name of Hamsa ” Hubert de Tourris
“Life is a breath revealing its mysteries to those who know how to hear it” H.
Hamsa or Hubert de Tourris, yoga teacher and trainer based in the high mountains of Chamonix Mont Blanc since 1989, founder of the Sattva Yoga Shala Chamonix school. The depth and intensity characterize his teaching as well as the relevance of the observation of his students in his accompaniment on the path of self-realization.
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There is only one Yoga but there are different ways of achieving it. Whatever techniques are used ( Jnana, Bhakti, Karma, Raja ), the method of yoga aims at the union of the three planes, physical, energetic and mental aiming at the realization of Atma ( individual ) into Brahma ( universal ).
There are different reasons for practicing yoga, Krishnamacharya lists three main ones: physical, therapeutic or spiritual. Whatever your reason for doing yoga ( and it may not be what you think it is, probably coming from your subconscious ), its effects will match your intensity.
According to the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, yoga consists of the practice, the study of the Self and the devotional attitude towards the great Spirit. When this method is applied scrupulously on and off the mat, the transformation of yoga is dazzling.
Whatever the reason which animates you and the form of yoga which you practice ( Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, Kriya ), the method is the same, it is described with precision in the eight limbs of Yoga of Patanjali. It is about understanding and applying on and off the mat what is described:
Ahimsa No aggressiveness in practice
Satya Sincerity while respecting one limits but also one intensity
Asteya Do not appropriate or identify with the practice
Brahmacharya Cultivating and preserving energy
Aparigraha Enjoy and be satisfied during and after practice
Saucha Keep a pure, balanced, harmonious, sattvic attitude
Santosha Be content with the lived experience
Tapas Cultivate your intensity and develop it
Svadhyaya Studying your Self in detail and in depth
Isvarapranidhana Relying on Brahma ( universel ) with devotion
Literally stable and comfortable “sitting posture” designed to allow breathing and Prana (life force) to move freely.
Develop yogic breathing techniques aimed at controlling and channeling pranic energy.
The “bridge” between external and internal practice. It’s about turning the senses inward.
With the withdrawal of the senses, the fluidity of prana and the stability of posture, concentration is possible.
When concentration is prolonged then a “vehicle” takes us to another state of consciousness.
This other state of consciousness, beyond the known, access to unlimited knowledge, a plunge into the unconscious enlightened by the light of silent consciousness.
The last three members flourish naturally when one is firmly established in the top five.
The technique used is directly borrowed from the original teachings of Krishnamacharya and his disciple Pattabhi Jois because it is very effective whatever the form the practice takes ( Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, Kriya ). The Tristana is a great way to apply the eight limbs of yoga in postural practice.
TRISTANA is the result of the simultaneous activation of posture ( Bandhas ), breathing and Dristhi :
Posture and Bandhas The posture or asana must first of all be stable, it is therefore a question of anchoring firmly in the ground which will activate Mula Bandha the root lock, then connect to the sky with good alignment, which will activate Jalandhara Bandha the throat lock and allow the breath to slow down and lengthen.
Breathing The breath, called Ujjayi, is deep and slow, it rubs lightly in the back of the throat and travels along the spine which activates Uddiyana Bandha.
Dristhi The Gazing point is the anchor of concentration, the eyes rest on a fixed point and the attention turns inward.
Every inhale and every exhale is conscious in and between the postures, every movement is directed by the breath in perfect synchronization, which is called Vinyasa.
The synchronization of breath, movement and gaze generates inner calm. When the respiratory rate reaches about 5 seconds for inspiration and 5 seconds for expiration, cardiac coherence is achieved and this allows the sympathetic and parasympathetic systems to function harmoniously, resulting in the ability to exert strenuous efforts while simultaneously regenerating, all in a peaceful and silent state of mind and therefore receptive.
It is therefore a question of applying the Tristana method with simplicity and intensity, in all postural practices, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, Kriya.
The development of consciousness and Self-realization does not belong to Yoga alone, although the method of yoga is extremely effective and safe if one follows the teachings of a wise and experienced teacher. It can be dangerous if not taught properly, especially in the long run. It is not uncommon today to come across people who have been thrown off balance by a bad practice ( reason why the student should strive to understand the teacher’s teaching ) or who have missed the opportunity to develop their potential by the lack of depth of the teaching provided.
So there are different ways to develop consciousness and connect with the Self, art or the connection with Nature are part of it.
Every life experience at every moment can be a source of teaching, the principle of the Guru ( principle of awakening of consciousness which is in each one of us ) can be revealed in different ways. It is good to keep an open mind and be interested in anything that grows and awakens the Spirit. Different experiences are offered culturally or in a natural environment, so that everyone finds their way to awakening and flourish fully.