Austin Urban Sadhu Yoga

What is urban Sadhu Yoga?


Urban Sadhu Yoga is a modern integrated Yoga method that incorporates the ancient teachings of Yoga into a sadhana for the urban spiritual seeker. The method draws from the ancient yogic teachings of India, but does not exclude other spiritual teachings from other cultures. It focuses on Raja Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Karma Yoga, Gnana Yoga, Nada Yoga, Jappa Yoga, Yoga Nidra and Bhakti Yoga.


While Raja Yoga does not acknowledge Kundalini (shakti) both Tantra and Hatha do. While the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita Shri, Krishna expresses that satva is superior as a state in nature. Tantra expresses that the 3 gunas are just states of nature. One is not better than the other and they must be balanced in the same way that the doshas must be balanced in Ayurveda. The Urban Sadhu method has divided the practice up using the gunas to express the nature of different kriyas. Meditation, Nada and Pranayama are considered sattvic practices. Hatha, Karma and Jappa are considered rajasic because of their active nature. Yoga Nidra and Restorative forms of Yoga where the practitioner is passive are tamasic.


Because the urban yogi is confronting a dynamic constantly changing world, the yogi has to be able to tap into these subtle energies of the gunas to maintain balance in their lives. Urban Sadhu Yoga Shala offers classes based on these 3 states of nature to help the yogi tap into their (spiritual) needs.





The Six Pillars of Urban Sadhu Yoga