Moksha festival is a celebration of wellness, spiritual expansion and conscious living through: Yoga, Health, Ayurveda, Sacred Music and healthy food. It is organized in multiple cities in California. The 1st annual Moksha festival - Berkeley will take place on October 17th, 2015. It will be organized at University Of California, Berkeley - International House, located at 2299 Piedmont Avenue Berkeley, California, 94720-2320 USA.

Highlights of Moksha 2015:

  • 1,000 visitors to the festival.
  • 13 classes & workshops on:  Yoga (Asanas), Pranayama, Meditation, Ayurveda, Nutrition, Mantra, Sanskrit, Sacred Geometry, Yoga Dance, Jyotish and Vaastu
  • 4 music bands leading kirtans and sacred music.
  • 20 Vendors representing Individuals & Businesses offering services and products for  Yoga, Health & Ayurveda lifestyles, Yoga & Ayurveda Schools, Industry Associations and Health Food.
  • Spiritual Movie Screening

 

Yoga is one of the six systems of Indian philosophy. It is a sciene of self-realization and self-manifestation. It is much more than Asana (physical postures). Yoga is a combination of physical, mental and spiritual practices, built on a strong foundation of morals and disciplines. At Moksha, we would like to bring more awareness to all these aspects of yoga, which is commonly known as Raja Yoga. We also embrace other yoga paths to enlightenment: Bhakti Yoga, Jnana Yoga & Karma Yoga.

Raja Yoga: Asana (postures), Pranayama (breathwork) , Meditation, Yama (Morals) & Niyama (Disciplines)

Bhakti Yoga: Kirtans & Sacred Music & Dance.

Jnana Yoga: Lectures & Workshops on topics such as Yoga Philosophy, Ayurveda, Vaastu, Jyotish.

Karma Yoga: Volunteering for Moksha and our causes.

 

Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old system of natural healing rooted in the ancient Vedic culture of India. Literally meaning “the science of life” (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge), Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga. Together yoga and Ayurveda work toward the goal of helping a person achieve health, happiness, and ultimately liberation. According to Ayurveda and yoga, health can only be achieved by the balanced and dynamic integration of body, mind and spirit with the changing cycles of nature. Ayurveda is a way of living. The guidelines provided by Ayurveda help us achieve physical, mental, and spiritual balance.   The secret to health and longevity is living in harmony with Nature cycles.  We are all a part of nature.  All life is made up of the same elements as in the Nature. Earth is our body, water is the blood in our veins, fire is the heat in our body, air is our breath, and ether is the space in our atoms. There are three biological forces that govern both our inner and outer environments. These forces, known a doshas, are Vata (air/ether), Pitta (fire/water), and Kapha (water/earth).  Every human being is a unique manifestation of these three forces of Nature. Moksha festival offers a number of lectures and workshops on the Ayurvedic perspective of health and wellness.

 

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