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Jnana Yoga: The Yoga of Contemplation

The traditional Yoga practice of using the mind to go to the Self beyond the mind
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 48m
Language: English
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Description

*******Over 5,000  students are enrolled in this course*******
Pondering, reflecting, contemplating on the nature of our personality, soul, and spirit is one of the most important aspects of traditional Yoga. Please don’t overlook this essential part of your Yoga practices. This course will lead you through the levels of contemplation, from the basics to the most advanced contemplations as practiced by the ancient sages.
Yoga is a whole life process. The Contemplation of Jnana Yoga is one of the most advanced practices of Yoga. The reflective process of contemplation utilizes the word-forming habit of the mind in a directed way, so as to transcend not only body and breath, but most importantly, to go beyond the mind to the realization in direct experience the True Self, the Atman, or Center of Consciousness. 
A Suggestion: Our descriptions of traditional Yoga tend to be thorough, broad, and deep. This can lead you to think this is complicated, and that it’s going to take a great deal of study like in a college class. But the suggestion is to take it easy; watch the presentations leisurely, like you might watch a movie while sitting on a comfortable chair or couch. Just absorb it, take it in. Don’t worry about memorizing. It will gently sink in, and you can practice the principles in daily life. Go back later and look again at the presentations, whether all of them or a few. Terminology, principles, and practices will gently become familiar.
This course first outlines the preparatory practices, leading one to start the process of contemplation. The course then guides you in the preliminary practices of contemplation through the processes of positive inquiry of Internal Dialogue. Finally, you will be taught the traditional contemplations, the “great” contemplations known as Mahavakyas, which have traditionally be practiced primarily by those monks living lives of renunciation in remote places like the cave monasteries of the high Himalayas.

You will learn

✓ Practice the depths of Jnana Yoga, the Yoga of Contemplation
✓ How to more fully understand and practice Yoga as a whole life process
✓ More easily be able to explore the inner levels of consciousness

Requirements

• The ideal student has some understanding of Yoga beyond the physical
• There are no quantifiable prerequisites
• Curiosity with an attitude of willingness to play

This course is for

• Long time practitioners of any aspect of Yoga
• Yoga coaches, teachers, and therapists
• Anyone curious about the subtleties of traditional Yoga

How much does the Jnana Yoga: The Yoga of Contemplation course cost? Is it worth it?

The course costs $14.99. And currently there is a 70% discount on the original price of the course, which was $49.99. So you save $35 if you enroll the course now.
The average price is $19.6 of 567 Yoga courses. So this course is 24% cheaper than the average Yoga course on Udemy.

Does the Jnana Yoga: The Yoga of Contemplation course have a money back guarantee or refund policy?

YES, Jnana Yoga: The Yoga of Contemplation has a 30-day money back guarantee. The 30-day refund policy is designed to allow students to study without risk.

Are there any SCHOLARSHIPS for this course?

Currently we could not find a scholarship for the Jnana Yoga: The Yoga of Contemplation course, but there is a $35 discount from the original price ($49.99). So the current price is just $14.99.

Who is the instructor? Is Abhyasa Ashram a SCAM or a TRUSTED instructor?

Abhyasa Ashram has created 11 courses that got 2,998 reviews which are generally positive. Abhyasa Ashram has taught 44,391 students and received a 4.8 average review out of 2,998 reviews. Depending on the information available, Abhyasa Ashram is a TRUSTED instructor.
Traditional Yoga (11 courses, 74,000+ enrollments)
YOGA  is a WHOLE LIFE process. Although each of our courses has an individual emphasis, they go hand-in-hand with the others as one process of Yoga. We presently have 11 online courses published through Udemy. Swami Jnaneshvara is the presenter, and the language is English.
Abhyasa Ashram is a place of the heart rather than a physical place. It has the feel of an internal monastery and yoga meditation center, which practices universal meditation and contemplation as taught by the ancient tradition of yogis of the cave monasteries of the Himalayas, especially as transmitted through the lineage of Swami Rama. The tradition has no name, and is not affiliated with any of the institutions or religions of the plains of India or other countries surrounding the Himalayas, although individual meditators may personally align themselves with a wide variety of religions or institutions. We may refer to the tradition as “the tradition of the Himalayan masters” or “the Himalayan tradition”, but that is for the sake of convenience, and is not a style or brand name as is popular these days.
Our methods of meditation and contemplation involve systematic awareness of all levels of our being, including actions/senses, body, breath, mind, finally resting in the awareness of the Self (atman) which is one with the universal Self (brahman). Our approach is that of aspirant training, not teacher training. Our approach to training is mostly individual or group coaching, as Yoga meditation and contemplation has been traditionally taught for thousands of years. Aspirants with various degrees of experience naturally teach others within the context of their own lives and modes of service.
From the perspective of our meditation tradition, each person is perfect, pure consciousness (atman, purusha, shakti) at the core of her or his being. The entire process of yoga sadhana (meditation and contemplation practices) is to reduce the colorings of attractions, aversions, and fears that usually veil that realization (often called Self-realization). This is done by systematically receding inward through senses, body, breath, conscious and unconscious mind. The final barrier is removed through a transmission of grace, which is known as shaktipata, the bestowing of the pure consciousness of shakti. It is also known as guru kripa, grace of guru. In our tradition guru is a force field of consciousness, and is not any person, although that grace of guru can flow through a person.
At Abhyasa Ashram the word “Yoga” is used in its traditional meaning, rather than the revisionist meaning of Yoga as merely a gymnastic or physical fitness program. Yoga means “union” of the individual consciousness and universal consciousness, Atman and Brahman, Jivatman and Paramatman, as well as Shiva and Shakti. It is pure consciousness (Purusha) standing alone from primal manifestation (Prakriti).
Yoga is traditionally taught, practiced and learned through close relationships in a community of noble friends, known as kalyana-mitra. Guru is a stream of knowledge of direct experience which, though it may operate through a person, is itself not a person. While some participants in ashram activities have a theistic (god) orientation and others a non-theistic orientation, we virtually all intuit that there is only one, nondual (advaita), absolute reality even though it may appear to be dualistic.
Our purpose is to share with people who have an interest in the principles and practices of the Himalayan masters, including traditional Yoga Meditation, Vedanta, and internal, meditative Tantra. Our community of meditation and contemplation is devoted to serving those who deeply long for the direct experience of union with the eternal, pure center of consciousness, the bliss of being that is one with the absolute reality, as the wave who seeks to remember it is one with the ocean. One word for that union is “Yoga.”
The word “Abhyasa” means “practices.” Abhyasa is purposefully choosing to do that which leads to “sthitau,” which is a stable, steady, undisturbed inner calmness or tranquility. Abhyasa is one of the twin foundations of Yoga, along with Vairagya, the mental stance of non-attachment (Yoga Sutras 1.12-1.16). The root of the word Ashram is “shrama,” which means “effort” or “striving.” The hermitage, home, or training center of a swami or other person serving people in their efforts towards inner peace and awakening of consciousness is often called an Ashram. Thus, our community of meditation, contemplation and learning is known as Abhyasa Ashram. More than any physical location, it is really a place of the heart, an inner sanctuary of silence. Thus, the ideal ashram is your own home.
In loving Service,
Swami Jnaneshvara  (Swamiji, Swami J, Baba)
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 4h 48m
Language: English
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