Sunday, 10 April 2011

Yoga For Healthy Living

Yoga For Healthy Living



Ashtang & Hata Yoga Therapeutic Yogasana, pranayama, meditation, deep & quick relaxation, mudras, bhandas and yogic purification (jala neti, jala dauti, basti, trataka, kapalabati & nauli) .


Activities @ Centre - Yoga :-

Teachers Training Yoga Course ( 200 hrs ) .
Drop In Yoga Classes .
Morning Yoga Sessions .
Yoga For Beginners .
Advance Yoga .
Corporate Yoga .
Pranayama .
Meditation .
Hataya Yoga .
Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga .

Yoga Sessions For:-
Obesity .
Diabetes mellitus .
Hypertension .
Cardiac problems.
Gastro-intestinal disorders .
Asthma .
Bronchitis .
Allergic rhinitis .
Gynecological disorders .
Head ache .
Back ache .
Arthriti .
Post operative .
Children .
Old age .
Women .
Pregnant women .
Health promotion .

Teachers Training Yoga Course (200 hrs - One Month)

Teachers Training Yoga Course (200 hrs - One Month)




Teacher Training Course in Yoga Pre-requisite :- The candidate's age should be below 45 years at the time of admission and he/she must submit with his/her application, a certificate of physical fitness signed by a registered medical practitioner. For Foreign Students there is no age Limit. The executive committee in deserving places may consider application of Yoga Aspirants above the age of 45. In case a candidate is found unfit to undergo the course, his/her training will be discontinued and no refund of fees will be made.

Course Syllabus:-
Yoga and Physical Education

Concepts of Yoga and Physical Education.
Aims and Objectives of Yoga and Physical Education.
Education as a common ground of Yoga and Physical Education.
Means of Yoga and Physical Education.
Concept of Exercise in Physical Education and its comparison with Yogic Practices.
Problem of Integration of personality tackled in Yoga.
Application of Yoga in Physical Education.
Utility of Yoga Techniques in Physical Education.
Co-ordination of Yoga and Physical Education for maximum benefit.

Anatomy and Physiology of Yogic Practices
Introduction to Human Body andsystems in brief with special reference to Respiratory, Digestive, Muscular and Nervous systems.
Postural Physiology with reference to Asana.
Asana - Definition and Classification, Similarities and dissimilarities between Asana and Exercise.
Pranayama - Definition and Classification. Difference between pranayama and deep breathing. Importance of Rechaka, Kumbhaka, Puraka.
Introduction to Kriyas, Mudras and Bandhas in brief.
Points 3, 4 and 5 above are to be explained in relation to Anatomy and Physiology with some suitable examples of researches on these Practices.
Traditional Yoga The main book is Astangayoga & Hatha Yoga, etc.
Introduction, Definition of Yoga according to Patanjali, Gita, Swatmarama, etc.
Vital points of the body according to Vasistha Samhita.
Astanga & Hatha Yoga.
Yama, Niyama, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana & Dhyana,Awakening of the Kundalini.
Mudra, Bandha, Effects of Mudra and Bandha, Chakra,Satkarma

Yoga and Mental Health
Health, Mental Health, Hygiene, Mental Hygiene : Yogic and Medical perspectives.
Yoga and Modern psychology : A synthetic approach for existential problems.
Concept of Normality : Psychological and Yogic approaches.
Emotional Disorders : Caurses, effects and remedies in Patanjala Yoga Sutra.
Conflict, Frustration : Yogic Remedies.
Personal and interpersonal Adjustments through Yoga.
Yamas, Niyamas, Asanas and Pranayamas - their contribution to Physical and Mental Health.
Prayer - its significance in Yogic Practices.

Standing postures:-
Namaskarasana, Tadasana, Vrksasana, Chakrasana, Garudasana, Trikonasana, Parivrtta-Trikonasana, Parsvakonasana, Urdhva astasana, Padahastasana, Parvatasana, Ardha Kati Chakrasana, Ardha Chakrasana, Surya Namaskara, etc

Sitting postures:-
Pascimottanasana, Ardha-Matsyendrasana, Mayurasana, Budarasana, Ardha Padma, Gomukhasana, Padmasana, Tolasana, Vajrasana, sputa vajarasana, Ustrasana, vakrasana, etc
Supine postures:-
Sarvangasana, Navasana, Matsyasana, uttita padasana, pavanamuktasana, merudandasana, sarvangasana, Halasana, viparikarini-asana, etc

Prone postures:-
Makarasana, Bhujangasana, Salabhasana, Dhanurasana, Naukasana, etc
Practice of the Foundation Course keeps one healthy and strong - physically, emotionally and mentally. It carries energy and circulation to every part of the body, and unites the body, mind and breath.

Inverted postures:-
Shirshasana.

Prone postures:-
Introduction : Need of Practice Teaching and its use in Yogic Practices.
Prayer - its significance in Yogic Practices.
Scientific principles involving Yogic practice teaching.
Presentation Technique : Its meaning.
Class Management : Its meaning and need.
Preparation of Lesson Plan in Yogic practices.
Time allotment in different Yogic lesson plans.
Lesson Presentation.

TTC time table
6.30 - 7.00 am. - Chanting.
7.00 - 8.00 am - Asanas /kriyas.
8.00 - 9.00 am - Pranayama/Mudras.
9.00 - 10.00 am - Meditation.
4.00 - 5.00 pm - Reading & Practice.
5.00 - 7.00 pm - Theory.
7.00 - 8.00 pm - Meditation /Chanting.

Examination and Certificates :-
There will be written, practical and Viva - examinations at the end of the course.
Successful candidates will be awarded a Certificate .

Ayur - veda


Ayurveda is the ancient healing tradition of India. It is a holistic approach that defines health with reference to the body, mind, spirit, and environment. Health is seen as a state of balance relative to one's constitutional type which is based on the Five Elements. Thus, Ayurvedic therapeutics consists of applying the enrgetic language of Nature to redress imbalance and restore health.

In an initial consultation, which can take 1-2 hours, the client's constitutional type is determined and imbalances are evaluated. In a second consultation a treatment program is outlines. Usually herbal therapy is the primary therapy used. Diet and lifestyle issues, always important, are discussed and worked on gradually over time. The treatment program addresses the client's chief health needs.

Ayurveda shows remarkable results. This path of healing is powerful and lasting in nature.

Swaranaprashana


Swarnaprashana



One of the sixteen "Sanskar" (rituals) which described in Ancient Indian Scriptural, to lick Gold to the child is originally called "Swarnaprashana" .



Swarnaprashana is a mixture of Gold, such nice herbs, cow ghee and honey administer in specific time i.e Pushya Nakshatra .
Swarnaprashana is given to newborn babies till sixteenth years of his age .
Any one can get benefits of it by starting any time up to sixteen years of age .
Six months of regular usage of Swarnaprashana make child very intelligent, and he can remember all that he has heard , i.e Improves memory and intelligence .

Benefits of Swarnaprashana :-
Improves Intelligence.
Improves Immunity .
Prevents Fungal , Bacterial & viral Infections .
Digestive Power .
Physical Strength .



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Saturday, 9 April 2011

Rejuvenation Therapies

Rejuvenation Therapies
Sarvanga Abhyanga (Ayurveda Massage)
This is a synchronized whole body massage with medicated oils. This procedure helps in relaxation of the body, improves blood circulation, tones up the muscles, mobilizes toxins, relieves pain, body ache, arthritis, diseases of vata (neurological disorders), gives strength to the body and induces sleep . This is very for the maintenance of health in the healthy person .



Udvartana (Weight Loss)
This is the procedure of reverse massaging using herbal powders. It is useful in both cholesterol & weight reduction and it also improves peripheral blood circulation .



Swedana (Steam Bath)
This is a medicated steam bath either full body/partially/particular part of the body based on condition of the patient. This procedure is useful in many vata disorders, body ache & pains, joint stiffness, removal of toxins,feels very light and enthusiastic .





Shirodhara
A special procedure, which involves the pouring continues & controlled stream of lukewarm medicated oil or decoction or butter milk over the forehead.It deeply relaxes to the mind and it stabilizes, soothing, improves the memory & calms the mind, eliminates rajas & tamas toxins of mind. Especially it is useful in all stress related conditions like alterations of the mood, sleeplessness, hypertension, etc .


Shirobasti
This is the procedure medicated oil is retained over the scalp for 30-45 minute with the help of sealed cap. Duration of the course is 7-15 days.This therapy promotes the proper functioning of all the sense organs. It is best indicated in sleeplessness, cerebral palsy, dryness of eyes & nose and other psycho-neurological disorders .




Shastika Shali Pinda Sweda
A popular therapy of Kerala where a special variety of medicated rice is cooked with herbs, is applied in a synchronized manner. It tones up the muscles and nerves and helps to keep the youthfulness.Indications, muscle wasting and peripheral neuritis .




Netra Tarpana
This is the procedure of keeping medicated ghee/oil over the eyes. It is useful in various eye disorders & it tones up the eyes. It is extremely beneficial for students & computer professionals .




Muka Lepa
Application of specially designed herbal facial paste over the face and retaining until it dries up.Effective in chronic acne, hyper pigmentation, sun burns also prevents wrinkles and makes the skin smooth and glowing .




Facial
Facial treatment to improve complexion of the skin using gentle ayurvedic herbal face packs, face wash and cream .




Padashubhakari
An ayurvedic herbal foot treatment performed using various herbal pastes, decoctions and cream .


Mehndi
It is a traditional artwork on hands and feet. Ayurvedic significance lies in its effect of balancing Pitta .

Keshini
Is a conditioning hair treatment using various herbal powders, pastes and shampoos .







Bastis
Kati basti, Janu basti, Greeva basti & Hrid basti are the retention of medicated oil over the low back, knee joint, back of the neck & near the heart region respectively .

Kati Basti
It is indicated in low back pain, lumbar spondylitis, muscle strains, slip disk, sciatica, etc .

Janu Basti
It is indicated in knee joint pain, osteoarthritis, degenerative changes of the knee, etc .

Greeva Basti
It is indicated in neck pain, cervical spondylitis, frozen shoulder, etc .



Hrid Basti
It acts as rejuvenating for the organ of heart. It strengthens the heart muscles and increases the strength and vitality at a very essential level .

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Panchakarma


Panchakarma

Panchakarma (Shodhana Chikitsa) or the "five actions" are the therapeutic means of eliminating impurities from the body. It is a series of five therapies or steps that help remove deep rooted stress and impurities from the physiology while balancing the doshas - those energies or forces that govern all biological functions.

There are five basic, cleansing procedures or "Shodhanas".

Vamana (Therpeutic Emesis)
This is a package programme of 5-7 days, wherein preparation with oliation & steam is done to the individual followed by inducing therapeutic emesis on the last day. This therapy is indicated in the diseases of kapha, in general and in chronic cough, asthma, acid-peptic, obesity, high cholesterol, skin diseases, migraine, etc.

Virechana (Therapeutic Purgation)
This is a package programme of 7-8 days, wherein preparation with oliation & steam is done the individual, as in emesis followed by inducing therapeutic purgation on the last day. This therapy is indicated in the diseases of pitta in general and in chronic arthritis, gastro-intestinal, liver, skin disorders, paralysis, asthma, etc.

Basti (Therapeutic Enema)
This is a package programme of 8/15/30 days (depending on the condition). After abhyanga & swedana, medicated decoctions & oils are introduced into the rectum. This therapy is indicated in the diseases of all neuromuscular, gastro-intestinal, degenerative disorders, etc.

Nasya (Nasal Therapy)
This is a package programme of 7 days. Here a gentle facial & head massage and steam is done, followed by instilling stipulated quantity of medicated oil/herbal juice/powder to both the nostrils. This therapy is indicated in all types of eye, head, neck, shoulder, throat, ear & neurological disorders.

Raktamokshana(Letting Blood)
This is a very effective blood purification therapy, in which carefully controlled removal of small quantities of blood is conducted to neutralize accumulated Pitta toxins of many blood borne diseases.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

OM AYUR - YOGA



Ayurveda and Yoga are sister Vedic sciences that have been united for thousands of years for the sake of healing body, mind, and consciousness. Both systems have many similarities in relation to attitude, nutrition, diet, hygiene, exercise, cleansing practices, as well as spiritual practices. Traditionally, a student of yoga would first live close to and serve the guru for many years, during which time he would learn healthy habits. The basic Ayurvedic principles for health and longevity were past on in the lineage in oral form to serve as a foundation for a life of sadhana (spiritual practice).

Let us take a look at the similarities between Yoga and Ayurveda:-

  • Both are ancient Vedic teachings. Yoga originates in the Yajur Veda, while Ayurveda originates in the Atharva Veda and Rig Veda.
  • Both recognize that keeping the body healthy is vital for fulfilling the four aims of life: Dharma (duty), Artha (wealth), Kama (desire), and Moksha (liberation).
  • Both recognize that the balance of doshas (humors), dhatus (tissues), and malas (waste products) is essential for maintaining good health.
  • Both share virtually the same metaphysical anatomy and physiology, which consists of 72,000 nadis (subtle channels), 7 main chakras (energy centers), 5 bodily sheaths, and the Kundalini Shakti (energy).
  • Both advocate the use of diet, herbs, asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra, astrology, prayer, puja, and rituals for healing the entire being.
  • Both encourage physical health as a good foundation for mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being.
  • Both share the same view on psychology. Ayurveda embraces all six of the main schools of philosophy including the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and Vedanta (a non-dual philosophical and spiritual path). They both understand that the attachment to the body-mind complex is the root cause of all suffering and that the ultimate state of health is experienced when we abide in our true nature, which is total peace, regardless of the state of the physical body.
  • Both use cleansing methods for the body, all of which encourage the removal of waste products and toxins through their natural routes of elimination. Ayurveda has panchakarma (five cleansing actions) and yoga uses Shat Karma (six purification measures).
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Ayurveda

Ayurveda - the ancient Vedic (Indian) medical science, whose origins can be traced to centuries, over 5000 years.
'Ayurveda' - a word derived from two roots: 1. 'Ayu' - a life that is reasonable and complete combination of four aspects: the soul, mind, senses and body. Each of the four aspects performs its own functions and contributes to the integrity, which we call life. 2. 'Veda' - knowledge.
Ayurveda - the science of life, dealing not only with the treatment of certain diseases, but also a complete way of life, how to live long, healthy, harmonious, and the best possible life.
Health in Ayurveda - not just physical well-being, it is - mental, physical and social well-being of the individual.
Ayurveda helps to know and understand their own nature (individual constitution), the method of feeding, hygiene and prevention of many different ailments.
Ayurveda states that health is, first and foremost, is composed as a basic characteristic of human mentality, but it is understandable, perhaps, only at the level of quantum mechanics, since it is closer to what we call the primordial energy and the key to managing body lies in our minds. With the right to use it, we can completely control the functions of our body and gets rid of the disease and maintain good health.
Five elements
According to Ayurvedic theory of five elements, man - it is a small likeness of the universe. All that is in the human body, is present in one form or another in the great body of the universe. Ayurveda is that everything is composed of five elements: earth, water, fire, air and ether. The properties of these "building blocks" essential for understanding the causes of balance and imbalance in the body.
Plot - the personification of the solid state of matter. Its distinctive features - stability, stiffness and hardness. In the outside world the stones and the soil firmly resist the action of the destructive forces of wind and water. The same "earth", stable structures are present in our body. This bone cells and tissues - a system which circulates blood and oxygen. Land - is a stable substance.
Water symbolizes change. In the outside world is involved in water cycle: evaporation - cloud formation - precipitation. Streams of water flowing down from the hills into the sea, gradually erode the hard rock. River water moves soil particles and it contains nutrients, and thanks to the rivers at the dawn of civilization began to develop trade and cultural exchanges, all life on our planet exists due to the presence of water. In our body, blood, lymph and other fluids, washing the cells in the body and moving vessels that supply the energy of all parts of the body, removing waste, regulate body temperature and delivered to the relevant organs of substance required to deal with foreign substances, as well as transfer from one organ to other hormonal information.Water - a volatile substance.
Fire - a force that transforms solids into liquids and gases, and vice versa. Under the action of sunlight the ice melts and turns into water, and water - evaporates. Due to the fire water gains the ability to transform, and so there are climatic cycles. The sun - the reason the cycle of heat and other forms of energy in nature. Solar energy arise food chain. In our body, the fire element is present in the form of interatomic and intermolecular attraction. The fire digests food, partly converting it into fat (long-term energy stores) and muscle, and partly by distilling it into accessible energy. The fire - the cause of nervous activity, including its highest forms, such as feelings and thoughts. Fire - that form without substance.
AIR - a gaseous form of matter. He is mobile and volatile. We can not see the wind, the swaying branches of trees, but we feel. We see how the material can be air, watching the hurricane, typhoon or tornado: developing, they incorporate the power to destroy - give it. We feel the air with each inhalation and exhalation. We feel, as he passes through the respiratory tract, getting into the lungs. If breathing is interrupted even for a moment, we feel with all my being that the air is strongly needed for life. In our body through the air (oxygen) oxidation reactions occur, ie the transfer of energy from one form to another. Without air there can be no fire. Air - this being without form.
AIR - is a space in which resides all things. The inner space of our body like outer space, in which the heavenly bodies are separated by a million miles away: in the composition of each atom at 0.001% of the charged particles have 99,999% voids.That space, that is, the distance between objects, allows us to distinguish things from each other. Broadcast - it's just the distance separating the material objects from each other

Ayurveda and human potential
Ayurveda teaches that man - a microcosm of the universe. The man - a child of the cosmic forces of the external environment, the macrocosm. His individual existence is inseparable from the total cosmic manifestation. In a holistic sense of Ayurveda views health and sickness "take into account the inherent human connection between the individual and the cosmic spirit, individual and cosmic consciousness, energy and matter.
According to the teachings of Ayurveda are inherent to man four biological and spiritual aspirations: the religious, the financial prosperity, and freedom of reproduction. Good health is necessary for the implementation of these requests.Ayurveda helps the healthy to maintain health and restore it to the patient. This is - health metaphysical healing science of life, the mother art of healing. Practicing Ayurveda - means to promote the welfare, health and creative growth.
Working knowledge of self-improvement can be grasped through the study of each of truths of Ayurveda. Can significantly prolong life and to get rid of suffering by means of the proper balance of all energy in the body. Individual's ability to self-improvement - the basic concept of Ayurvedic science.