Naam yoga

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Naam Yoga is a style of yoga developed by yogi, mystic and Universal Kabbalah master, Dr. Joseph Michael Levry (Gurunam)[1] that incorporates the practice of the Divine Word (Naam) with yogic movement, stretching postures, breathing, mudras, and meditation.[2][3] It is a spiritual science and art that merges Eastern Yogic practices with the practical esoteric teachings of Universal Kabbalah. The philosophy within Naam Yoga is aimed at revealing the hidden truths of various spiritual traditions and mystery systems so that humankind may draw from both Eastern and Western practices to ultimately conceive the true nature of the Divine.[citation needed]

Naam Yoga was first taught at Universal Force Healing Center in New York City but is now being taught all over the world at various yoga centers and retreats to include Joshua Tree California, Mexico City, and Germany. And in the Blue Mountains, Australia.[citation needed]

Origin and Philosophy of Naam[edit]

Naam (Sanskrit ਨਾਮੁ) means "word" or "name", specifically "the name of God". In addition, the word in formal Arabic (الفصحى) means "yes" (نعم). The holy scripture of Sikhism, the Guru Granth Sahib, stresses the importance of meditation upon various names of God (also known as mantras) so as to vibrate in unison with Universal Harmony.[4] Naam Yoga asserts that through the simple practice of working with the word, personal and universal healing can take place.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dr. Joseph Michael Levry (Gurunam) Profile". Rootlight.  (Rootlight is a company founded by Levry)
  2. ^ Universal Force Inc. (2009) Naam Yoga: The Science of Sound and Light, Volume 1: Naam Yoga, Meditations and Lectures. New York, ISBN 978-1-61539-239-1
  3. ^ Levry, J.M. (2007) Lifting the Veil, The Divine Code: Practical Kabbalah with Kundalini Yoga. New York, Rootlight, Inc. ISBN 1-885562-02-0
  4. ^ Translation of the Guru Granth Sahib
  5. ^ Levry, J.M. (2006) The Code of the Masters: Universal Kabbalah with Kundalini--Naam Yoga. New York: Rootlight, Inc.