Perumal Koshy, born in New Delhi of South Indian parents from the state of Kerala, began teaching under a Kung-Fu master while living in Los Angeles. A ten year martial arts life through his teens and early twenties was followed by yoga. This began a yoga journey returning to his ancestral roots of Kerala, India and then England, Italy and Morocco. These experiences lead Perumal to capture the heart and values of the world’s yoga styles. His method is nothing short of being a practical and easily comprehensible form of Yoga.
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There are no yoga Styles. There are various expressions of yoga. Popular methods such as Hatha, Ashtanga Vinyasa and Iyengar are not different entities. They convey yoga in a manner that is expressive of the mental and physical attributes of the founders.
Internalizing multiple expressions of yoga sheds light on the connection points between them. Identifying such connection points collapses the boundaries housing the myriad of yoga expressions along with systems outside of yoga. Through internalization the assorted yoga methods and systems become one.
Yoga with Perumal is made up of 6 parts. The 6 parts act as an underlying fixed foundation. The 6 parts of Yoga with Perumal are pranayama, preparatory, salutation, strength, stretching and meditation. Each part following in the order listed acts as a synergist to the other.
Yoga with Perumal videos endeavor to lead the way to connection points within yoga methods and systems in order collapse boundaries. Yoga with Perumal (Dynamic Progressive Fusion Yoga) is an ever evolving yoga. It does not believe in a fixed form. If there is a form then that form will inevitably evolve to take a new shape. Ultimately the goal is to connect into the hidden aspects of yoga and discover ones own yoga practice.
I. Pranayama (Opening the Breath)
This is a moment to pause and let go of the outside world. During this stage we emphasize the opening of our breath by clearing our nasal passages through pranayama. We do roughly a 1-4-2- ratio for inhalation, breath retention and exhalation. Example: Inhale for 4, hold for 16 and exhale for 8 seconds. As we slowly inhale, hold and exhale the breath is heated by the internal temperature of the body. This opens our sinuses. A byproduct of Pranayama is a runny nose so have tissues available. Sample video
II. Preparatory (Joints)
If you have not been active over the last one to two months then the preparatory series is very beneficial. The elderly and pure beginners will find this as a good step before salutation. Here we enable the synovial fluid to lubricate the joints while warming the muscles surrounding the joints. It will move the blood and increase the heart rate for a good warm-up. The preparatory series will also help hone your balance for more advanced postures. It is excellent for those traveling with limited amounts of floor space. It provides an overall body routine in as little as 10 minutes. Sample video
III. Sun Salutation (The Warm-Up)
Following the preparatory stage we move into Sun Salutation. This is movement synchronized with breath. Do not move quickly or explosively. Keep the mouth closed and breathe through your nose only. At first the breath is primary and the movement is secondary. Maximum movement should only be considered after 2-3 salutations. As the body warms up one may break into a sweat. This type of sweat generated from within is detoxifying. The salutation stage starts of as basic and then as we develop it then progresses into dynamic forms. Sample Video
IV. Strengthening (Muscle Building)
Strengthening stage makes use of postures that are involved in muscle strengthening. Here we promote greater blood flow through the muscles. With our muscle fibers pumped with blood we are then prepped for in-depth stretching. At times we may alternate between strength and stretch during the practice. Sample Video
V. Stretching (Seated Postures)
With the blood pumping through the muscle fibers our body is made ready for stretching. We may require time to relax from the onslaught of Salutation and Strength Yoga. So we progress diligently into stretching. From here we will be better prepared to remove any tensions in our bodies. This acts as the final preparation to meditation. At times we may alternate between strength and stretch during the practice. Sample Video
VI. Meditation (Emptying the Mind)
The previous stages prepare us for meditation. Our overall aim is to release tension and pains within our bodies. After achieving this we are prepped for meditation. Meditation requires practice. You may not meditate easily. So our first videos start with relaxation techniques. From here we lead into a thoughtless sense of awareness. It is ideal to practice the entire lesson with the least amount of thought. Once familiar with the Video Lessons you may achieve a "Meditation in Movement" with my voice merely guiding you. When "Meditating in Movement" an entire hour lesson may pass similar to 10-20 minutes. Sample Video
In an attempt to describe Yoga with Perumal's expression of yoga the words dynamic, progressive, and fusion are used. Yoga with Perumal is Dynamic Progressive Fusion Yoga. It is not the name but the abstract which it is conveying that should be focused on.
Dynamic implies an active changing style that is vigorous and purposeful. It means to be full of energy and enthusiasm while undergoing change / development.
Progressive implies an informal, unrigged method of development. It is a gradual method of development which builds off itself in layers. There is an underlying fixed foundation (6 parts mentioned above) from which the practices are built on. The practice above the fixed foundation experiences gradual change. Progressive also implies a gradual increase in intensity. Yoga with Perumal starts off light and increases gradually in intensity until an intensity threshold is achieved. Once the intensity threshold is achieved it is then immediately released or maintained.
Fusion is the merging or blending of two or more things in the physical and non-physical realms. Yoga with Perumal is the blend of various yoga styles, systems and ideas. It is the conjunction point of these that are searched out, noted and expressed in a synergistic way.
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