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Synopsis of Manual

A. Theory Part

Paper 1. Ancient traditional Texts Hatha Pradeepika.

Introduction, history, ancient and modern techniques of yoga

  • Introduction of yoga

  • Ancient and Modern Yoga texts

  • Importance of Hatha Yoga (Hatha Pradeepika)

  • Timing of Text

  • 1. Preliminary to follow hatha yoga

  • Place of practice

  • Destructive and constrictive of yoga

  • Yogic Diet

  • i. Introduction of yogic diet

    ii. Basic components of diet

    iii. Why to be vegetarian?

    iv. Balance diet and vegetarianism; fasting and health

    2. Components of Hatha yoga with explanation of Hatha Pradeepika sequence

    3. Classification and effects of Asana

    4. Importance and description of Asana

    5. Asana from important texts on Hatha yoga

    6. Conclusion

  • Importance of 2nd step of Hatha yoga

  • Hatha Pradeepika and Pranayama

  • Important things before Pranayama practice

  • Suddhi kriyas or Sat Kriyas

  • Importance of Cleansing process

  • Detailed study of Cleansing process

  • * Nadis and kandas
    * Anuloma-Viloma Pranayama
    * Stages of Pranayama
    * Types of Pranayama
    * Eight varieties of pranayama

  • Concept of Mudras and its position in Hatha yoga

  • Purpose of Mudra

  • Study of all the mudras of Hatha Pradeepika

  • Introduction of Final step of Hatha yoga

  • Practice of Final step of Hatha yoga

  • Paper 2 Ancient Traditional Text Patañjali Yoga Sutra (P.Y.S.)

    Philosophical Foundations

  • Historical background of yoga

  • Introduction to Six Indian Philosophies

  • Brief Introduction of P.Y.S., its author and nature of yoga according to Patanjali.

  • Conceptual understanding of Samadhipada

  • Discipline of yoga

  • Yoga chitta vritti Nirodha

  • Vrittis and their classification

  • Abhayasa and Vairagya

  • Factors that accelerate yoga sadhana

  • Concept of Isvara and Isvarapranidhana

  • Concept of citta viksepa/antaraya

  • Concept of methods of citta prasadhana

  • Conceptual and practical foundations of sadhanapada

    Part I

  • What and why Kriya Yoga?

  • Practical understanding of Kriya yoga

  • Yogic view of Pain and sufferings,

  • Fourfold strategy for overcoming sufferings,

  • Part II

  • Concept of eightfold path of yoga

  • Concept and practice of Yamas and Niyamas

  • Scientific and Philosophical explanation of Patanjli’s understanding of Asana

  • Pranayama: its detailed study as per Patanjali’s understanding

  • Concept of Pratyahara

  • Brief introduction of Antarangas

  • Paper 3 Application of Yoga practices on Human Biology

    Paper 4. Ayurveda basis of yoga

    Introduction and Relationship with yoga

    Introduction and classification of tridosha (three energies)

    Constitutional examination by using different methods

    Yogic treatment.

    Paper 5. Teaching practices

    1. Teaching Principles

    2. Methods of teaching

    3. Ways of teaching

    4. Arrangement of different level classes

    Practical Part

    i. Paper 1 Asana, Pranayama, Kriyas, Chanting and Meditation

    a. Asana (Intermediate and advanced in total more than 100 positions)

    b. Pranayama (10 different varieties of Pranayama)

    c. Kriya (Kapalbhati, Neti, Trataka, Nauli, Agnisara)

    d. Meditation (Om, Abstract meditation, Yoga Nidra and Energy Centers)

    ii. Paper 2 Teaching practices

    Two phases of teaching practices

    Phase 1st includes teaching of few postures with correct sequence. Timing will not be more than 15 minutes.

    Final phase includes full class of 30 minutes to 1 hrs depends upon the capacity of students.