Bharata Yoga

Bharata Yoga stands for precision in alignment. The founder and director of the institute, Gert van Leeuwen, developed a technique called Critical Alignment in which the mobility of the spine is the most significant feature.

Critical alignment makes a distinct difference between the use of our postural muscles (located at the surface of our body) and movement muscles, which are situated close to the spine and joints. When we stabilize our posture through our postural muscles, we do not build up tension but when, on the contrary, we build up our stability through our movement muscles, the body becomes stiff in muscles and joints.