What is Angamardana?
Angamardana is ancient and authentic yogic process that helps to create a level of fitness largely absent in today’s approach to exercise. ‘Angamardana’ means to gain complete mastery over the limbs, organs and other parts of the body. It is a certain conditioning of the body and mind using a knowledge of the human system that leaves you in peak physical and mental state and capability.
More than just a workout – Angamardana is a complete process of ‘ultimate fitness’ beyond the regular idea of muscle building and cardiovascular. Creating a body that leaves you feeling free and energised to do whatever you want to do is what fitness is. Whether you want to run up a mountain, sit absorbed in meditation or work continuously and stay focused – Angamardana can deliver true fitness. Angamardana is about strengthening the mind and cultivating the energy system (pranamayakosha) therefore allowing you to take your body far beyond the capacity offered by common forms of exercise.
If you really want to be successful in life then the body and mind need to be strong and focused. Instead of being a barrier, they must become your strength.
Angamardana is a series of 31 dynamic processes to invigorate the body and revitalise all the bodily systems, including muscular, skeletal, nervous, circulatory and respiratory systems. In the yogic system, Angmardana is used to culture the body and prepare it for the deeper practices of Yoga.
Who is it suitable for?
This course is for anyone 16 years and over and can be under taken by someone with no previous experience of yoga. However, due to the physical intensity of the practice, it may not suit everyone. If you have any concerns, best to talk to us first before booking.
This Angamardana Weekend Intensive is an opportunity to learn the full sequence in one weekend. With 10+ hours of training you will get trained properly and safely. The sessions are split into either 3 or 4 sessions and all sessions are mandatory. If you miss the first session you cannot attend the remaining sessions.
After support is available through an additional ‘Guided Session’ to help you maintain your practice. This may be subject to demand and scheduled according to the availability of those who want to. Plus, there are many avenues to keep ask questions and clear doubts.
Origins of Angamardana
Angamardana is deeply rooted in the ancient yogic sciences (along with Kalaripayattu – known as the mother of all modern martial arts) and has been used by yogis through the millennia to prepare for intense sadhana (spiritual practice) to help them reach their ultimate goal. It is said to have been developed by the infamous yogi Agastya Muni who was one of the Sapta Rishis (seven disciples of Adhi Yogi more commonly known as Shiva). Here it has been offered as a part of Isha Hatha Yoga through the knowledge and experience of Sadhguru in order to offer everyone the opportunity to revitalise their bodily system on all levels including muscular, cardiovascular, skeletal, and the nervous system.