The founder of Sukshma-Vyayama yoga is the holy yogin, Sri Maharishi Kartikeya (the Great Prophet and saint who was born in the highly revered and noble family of Brahman from Uttar Pradesh, a state in Northern India in the 17th century, believed to have lived 335 years).
However, this style of yoga became famous thanks to his disciple Dhirendra Brahmachari (1925 to 1994) who is also the mentor of Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi, the creator of the Central Institute of Yoga in Delhi.
Today, the tradition of Brahmachari is kept by his successor, Bal Mukund Singh (Delhi, India), and another famous Brahmachari disciple, Swiss yogin, Reinhard Gammenthaller, who calls his style Kundalini yoga.
The basic meaning of the word "vyayama" (Sanskrit: vyayama) is exercise and vyayama is divided into two groups: "sukshma" (Sanskrit: sukshma) which means thin and "sthula" (Sanskrit: sthula) which means dense or coarse.
The whole complex Sukshma Vyayama or joint exercises by the method of Dhirendra Brahmachari, is aimed at restoring the natural mobility of the joints, as it activates the whole body, warms the body, improves blood circulation and respiratory systems, accelerates metabolism, strengthens all joints, muscles and bones, as well as eliminating many blocks and clamps.
These exercises are designed to influence the human energy system of the body (by cleaning up all 72,000 thin nadi energy channels) through work with the physical body, in order to determine the intrinsic link between rough (sthula) and thin (sukshma) bodies and uniform distribution of the heavy and subtle energies.
Sukshma Vyayama is suitable for people of all ages and genders, it does not harm even the weak and the infirm, suitable for the elderly, a practice which is soft and subtlety, also for physically strong, and trained students who prefer intensive practices.
In the Sukshma-Vyayama yoga classes:
You are working with the state of your mind, concentration, which means that the individual exercises corresponds to a particular orientation of concentration. Drishti draws energy in the place where consciousness is directed.
You breathe, since every movement of your complex corresponds to inhalation or exhalation.
You hold your breath, enhancing the training effect, aligning blood gases, outputting excess carbon dioxide from the body, contributing to the rapid accumulation and energy distribution, use pranayama bhastrika (bellows) and purifying breathing kapalabhati (skull purification).
You activate the internal organs and open the chest.
You learn the techniques of back-bends.
You massage internal organs through the breathing exercise: "Breath of the Panther" (Ajgar).
You strengthen the muscles of the abdomen (nauli) and other organs.
You strengthen the venous circulation of blood.
You visualize, perceive, and relax.