Abhayaranya – Rishikesh Yog Peeth is the founder institution of “Applied Yoga”. What is the concept behind this term “Applied Yoga”? Is this a new concept? No, its not a new concept only the term is new or may be the term is also not new. So instead of debating about it, lets move into it.
Till now what we all have heard that Yoga is a life-style and in the name of this life-style we practice Yoga for some time of the day and on top there are lots of on and off about the regularity. Why do we have on and off Yoga practice? Because it seems we have reduced our Yoga practice to only few things for example Asana, Pranayama etc. Is there a possibility for us to practice Yoga moment by moment in our day-to-day activities without having the off anymore? Applied Yoga is that possibility, which will include almost every aspect of our life into Yoga practice.
Applied Yoga is based upon traditional Patanjali’s Yog Sutra and its theorem of eight-limbs, the only difference is the difference of direction, Patanjali with eight-limbs is all about inward journey of an individual but Applied Yoga with eight-limbs not only leads to an inward journey but also to an outward manifestation of an individual with infinite possibilities. So Applied Yoga is nothing but an effort to reinterpret the same old traditional Yoga into contemporary needs of the humans.