AGNIYOGANA takes you on a journey through time and space to rediscover the inner dimensions of Hatha Yoga and the true meaning of “yuj,”(yoga).
Beginning with a visual and aural initiation, AGNIYOGANA offers a journey inward to explore the key requirements of Hatha Yoga: Firmness of mind, importance of faith, the necessity of a qualified teacher, skillful moderation, methods to restrain the senses, and the practice of universal equanimity.
Examine the microcosm of the internal self in relation to the macrocosm of external forces of nature. Gain wisdom and insight from those who continue to uphold and live by the ancient ways of yoga.
AGNIYOGANA allows viewers rarely seen glimpses into the traditional Hatha Yoga practices as expressed by modern day yogins.
AGNIYOGANA is a meditation.
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AGNIYOGANA is a meditative inquiry into the lost art of classical Hatha Yoga. Offering an experiential collage of action and stillness, light and darkness, sound and silence, AGNIYOGANA explores the richness of traditional Hatha Yoga teachings. Embark on a journey through time and space to rediscover the inner dimensions of Hatha Yoga and the true meaning of “yuj,”(yoga) by exploring its key requirements: firmness of mind; the importance of faith; the necessity of a qualified teacher; skillful moderation; the methods to restrain the senses; and the practice of universal equanimity.
AGNIYOGANA, the film’s title, refers to the yoking of one’s own inner fire. This inner fire is what transmutes and transforms every living being so they may become more fully awake, vibrant, and alive. The commentary on the Vedas known as the Satapatha Brahmana states: Then…when about to speak the morning prayer, he yokes the fire altar…and when yoked, he obtains all wishes.” (9:4:4:1). So how does one yoke the fire to obtain our wishes for ourselves and humanity?
To answer this question, AGNIYOGANA examines the microcosm of the internal self in relation to the macrocosm of the elements, seasons, time of day, and other external forces of nature. The narrative is woven together through commentary, wisdom, and insight from those who continue to uphold and live by the ancient ways of yoga with rarely seen glimpses of traditional practices as expressed by modern day yoginis.