Austin Urban Sadhu Yoga

What is urban Sadhu Yoga?


Urban Sadhu Yoga is a method of applying ancient yogic wisdom in a contemporary context. The Urban Sadhu Yoga Method is a modern integrated Yoga method that incorporates many unique aspects of a traditional Yoga sadhana (practice) for the modern urban spiritual seeker. The method draws from the ancient yogic wisdom of India, Raja Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Karma Yoga, Jnana Yoga, Nada Yoga, Jappa Yoga, and Bhakti Yoga but does not exclude other spiritual teachings from other cultures. Spiritual activism is a key component with in the Urban Sadhu Method. 


While Raja Yoga, also known as Ashtanga Yoga (Eight Limbs of Yoga), does not acknowledge Kundalini shakti both Tantra Yoga (ritualization through a daily yoga practice) and Hatha Yoga (yoga asana) do. Urban Sandhu Yoga utilizes the latter two in order to reach the ultimate goal of Raja Yoga, samadhi or union. To help guide the practitioner, to the goal of union with the Higher Self, the Urban Sadhu Yoga Method is supported by six pillars, SADHANA, AHIMSA, SVADYAYA, DHYANA, AIKYAM, and DHARMA. 


Yoga should bring about harmony within and that harmony should be expanded externally into the world around us. Yoga makes us better humans, more loving, insightful, grateful, and compassionate toward others.  These attributes are useless unless expressed in the outside world around us. Urban Sadhu Yoga expresses Yoga in the world through as spiritual activism focused on key issues such as veganism, environmentalism and social justice for all beings.


The Six Pillars of Urban Sadhu Yoga