Kalari Yoga


     Kalariyoga can be considered as an invaluable emerald from India as it has a tradition of thousands of years and is the best exercise oriented medicine to stay healthy. According to the principles of it, the person who are regularly practicing Kalariyoga in 'Brahma muhurtha' (which means early morning approximately between 3:30 am to 5:30 am) along with a strict healthy lifestyle included with a perfect diet which consists of completely naturally produced edible fruits, leafs and seeds or its extracts can survive at least 4 times than a person who are following ordinary lifestyle. These people will not be effected with any diseases, obesity or over mental stress and they can experience the ever youthfulness. The principles and practices of Kalariyoga must be strictly followed in order to achieve that.  The person must drink water or juices from a completely natural resource, one hour before and at least after half an hour while practicing kalariyoga asanas which also helps to boost up lifespan. In today's world, practice of yoga is considered as the best way to be free from mental retardation, to overcome lifestyle diseases and to complete a healthy life span. The practice of yoga has been originated from India specifically from kalaris of Kerala. The 18th branch of Kalaripayattu practice named as 'anuthama' which is included with the slow movements and still postures of Kalaripayattu is later named as yoga. In olden days, the training of this principle was provided in the upasana kalari of 'ashtakon kalari' which consisted of eight numbers of kalaris in a single building structure in different angles. The students were supposed to sit in different round wooden platforms to learn the lessons of ‘anuthama’ in upasana kalari. According to the history, the people who completed the holistic training of ashtakon kalari was later becomes Rishis, Munisreshtas or Yogacharyas and taught the principle of Anuthama to the society which was named as Yoga. The practice of Kalariyoga in its traditional or original format can be found only in Kalaris where the holistic training of Kalaripayattu is provided which is included with Kalaripayattu, Kalarimarma treatment and Kalariyoga. The easy way to identify Kalariyoga is that the people who practice this will perform each asana posture along with a lot of sub postures with slight variations inorder to achieve complete result from that asana. But at present majority of Kalaris are provided only with the training of Kalaripayattu in 'yudha Mura' format where we cannot find the practice of kalariyoga and Kalarimarma Treatment. There is no difference in caste, creed, skintone, sex or religion while practicing kalariyoga. Moreover there will not be anything related to the religious practice or rituals in kalariyoga. Kalari masters systemized the syllabus of kalari yoga into 12 sub branches. It starts with the physical postures and ends with spiritual meditations.

The branches are mentioned below:-

1) The practice of physical posters       

2) The practice of Mudras                                          

3) The practice for the cleansing of mind & body  

4) The Practice of laws of Sadhakas                        

5) The practice of laws of nature                               

6) Diet                                                                             

7) Routines while having Disease                               

8) Practice of serving Medicines                             

9) Practice to enhance body chakras                      

10) Laws of practice for a balanced physical body  

11) Practice to develop internal strength                   

12) Practice of Spiritual meditation          

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