Anahata Yoga is an ‘inside-out’ yoga style with emphasis on inner experience and self-realization. Meditation is woven into physical movement to transform the unconscious patterns of the mind and align with heart intelligence.
Open Anahata was founded by Prana Estu and is dedicated to sharing this unique oral tradition of yoga, its variation of tantra, hatha, ashtanga, pancha kosha and 5 Element philosophy and to maintain trauma-informed methods of practice and self-inquiry on the path to radical self acceptance and kundalini awakening.
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In the ancient Himalayan foothills of northern India, a lineage of yogis lovingly developed a holistic self-care practice inspired by life immersed in nature and mountain-scapes.
Rocky crevices where one misstep meant death, formed ergonomic asanas (physical postures) that improve stamina, agility and stability. High altitudes shaped breath work for optimizing oxygen retention and reinvigorating energy. Night skies illuminated by stars and campfires invoked dream exploration and methods for exploring states of consciousness in trance. Living self-sufficiently nurtured healing techniques that harness the body’s innate healing processes.
But above all, the yogis observed that by tuning into their heart intelligence ALL of their life sustaining qualities improved. They became more connected to their environment as well as to themselves. They called their system of practice, Anahata Yoga. Anahata, named after the energetic heart.