STUDIO LOCATION
Makati Shangri-La, Manila
AQUANIMOUS, OPC
Ayala Alabang, Muntinlupa City 1780, Philippines
OUR PHILOSOPHY - Aquanimous Yoga
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OUR PHILOSOPHY

AN INTEGRATED YOGA AND VIPASSANA PRACTICE

Aquanimous Yoga is a disciplined yet compassionate practice of awareness & equanimity done on a mat, a balance board, and a stand-up paddleboard.

We use these three (3) different learning platforms to challenge the mind and body in different ways while we systematically develop awareness and equanimity, within and without, as well as loving kindness and compassion in order to make our yoga practice a living vehicle for embodied wholeness.

FIRST HALF OF THE PRACTICE:

Yoga Experience + Awareness + Equanimity = Insight & Purification.

In this formula, each term is defined very precisely:

  1. Yoga Experience: what we hear, see, smell, taste, feel and think of while we are doing the yoga postures.

  2. Awareness: the ability to directly and specifically know and perceive, to feel, or to be cognizant of our yoga experience.

  3. Equanimity: non-interfering with the awareness of our yoga experience

  4. Purification: release of blockages to happiness

  5. Insight: deep, many-faceted understanding into the nature of our experiences

Whenever we bring awareness and equanimity to our yoga experience, an evolutionary process takes place, consisting of two aspects. One aspect is Insight and the other is Purification.

As a result of this what happens?

We become empowered, we become free. We have a sense of freedom that is not dependent on circumstances. We have a sense of happiness that is not dependent on conditions.

SECOND HALF OF THE PRACTICE: 

Loving Kindness + Compassion = Seva or “Selfless Service”

This process of developing a sense of happiness independent of circumstances is quite challenging but actually is only half of our practice.

The other half involves what we “put out” into the world. In addition to awareness and equanimity, we also cultivate habitual states of Loving Kindness and Compassion so that we could translate these subjective states into objective actions that are of benefit to others.

Through loving kindness and compassion, we intentionally impact to our feeling core a habitual coloration, flavor and tone of deep human warmth and beneficence. This constantly flows out and subtly but significantly influences the people around us. At the level of action, it translates into various expressions of effortless service to others and to the world around us.

AN INTEGRATED YOGA AND VIPASSANA PRACTICE