Eligibility – Any aspirant or yoga teacher with a strong determination to pursue the course.
The course syllabus
Introduction – Definition of Yoga – Concepts and Misconcepts – Yoga in relation to other systems of Indian thought – Shat Darsanas – Sankhya,Nyaya, Vaisesika, Meemamsa, Yoga and Vedanta – The Sankhya Philosophy – Different schools of Yoga in India and abroad –
External Yoga – Yogasanas and Suryanamaskars – Hatha Yoga – Kriyas (Purification Techniques) – Asanas (Group Concept) – Standing Asanas – Core Refinement – Arm Balances – Backbends – Seated and Supine Twists – Forward Bends and Hip Openers – Inversions – Savasana – Pranayamas (Aerobic / Anaerobic) – Mudra and Bandhana – Cyclic Breathing Technique – Visualization Techniques and Kundalini as the culmination of Hatha Yoga (all teachings and techniques are based on Nath Tradition and Ancient Texts like Hatha Yoga Pradeepika, Hatha Ratnavali, Siva Samhitha, Gheranda Samhitha, Kurantaka Yoga and Kapala Kurantaka Yoga) –
Internal Yoga – Meditation – Meaning & Concept – Need of Meditation – Techniques of Meditation – Tools of Meditation – Advantages of Meditation – Experience of Meditation – Obstacles –– Subjective meditation & Objective meditation techniques –Pathanjali Yoga Sutras (Ashtanga Yoga) – Different Streams of Yoga – Bhakti, Karma, Jnana and Introduction to Raja Yoga – A 2 day (full time) residential meditation course at the end
Yoga and Other Alternative Sciences – Yoga and Ayurveda – Yoga and Naturopathy – Accupressure and Accupuncture – Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga – Therapies for common problems like Obesity, Hypertension, Diabetes Mellitus, Arthritis, Spondylitis, Sinusitis, Migraine, PCOD, Backache and Knee pain –
Anatomy and Physiology – Different systems of the body in relation with Chakras (Plexus) and the problems associated there with – the Cell and Mytochondria – The Cell Metabolism (Krebs Cycle) – The Neuron –Importance of glands – Hormonal imbalance –
Diet, Nutrition & Healing – Diet Chart – Healthy Diet comprising of Macronutrients and Micronutrients – Dietary recommendations – World Health Organization and American Heart Association (DASH Diet) – Macrobiotic diet – Benefits of Dietary Fiber – Organic Food Facts – Healthy Food Recipes – Different Types of Vitamins – Carbohydrates (Simple and Complex Carbohydrates) – (Monosaccharide, Disaccharide, Polysaccharide and Cellulose Carbohydrates) – Importance of Minerals, Fiber, Proteins and Fats – Balanced Diet for different Age groups – the right and the wrong combination of Diet – Importance of water, salts, oils, nuts, fruits and raw vegetables in daily life.