The Ashaya Yoga website states that the
mission of this form of yoga is to “serve the evolution of
consciousness on the planet and increase self-awareness, wholeness,
healing, and freedom.”
Ashaya Yoga practice includes yoga asanas, pranayama breathing exercises and meditation.
Emphasis is placed on yoga ethics, including the yamas and
niyamas, the first two of the eight-limbed path of yoga as laid
out in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. The yamas are the restraints, or what
not to do, and the niyamas are the observances, or what to do. Ashaya
Yoga practice also seeks to balance the five elements (water, earth,
air, fire and sky) within the body.
The practice of Ahsaya Yoga is nurturing, as yogis
share their challenges and successes, while respecting the boundaries
of their fellow yogis. The result is mental and spiritual healing, in
addition to the therapeutic physical benefits of the yoga asanas.