Module II - On Yoga

You often find Yoga classes on green areas around corners of your colony. Sometime you find lectures on TV, talking about Yoga and its application, but you were not serious enough to find out, how it is applicable to your life. You know Yoga often practiced to beautify physical body, you also sometime use to cure diseases which has no allopathic cure, you are also advised at your management school to practice Yoga for relaxation and to come out of stress and depression.

But the Yoga is much more than that. By practicing Yoga, you first organize and shape up your physical body; further with help of proper breathing and exercises your body becomes healthy and free from diseases. Generally we stop Yoga at this stage, but one should continue practicing Yoga further to achieve control over anger, emotions, pleasure and negative thoughts, so one can achieve Peace of Mind. One should not stop even at this stage but continue practicing, so your Physical Body gets united with Soul (Aatma) and further Soul gets united with supreme power (Param Aatma). That is ultimate aim of Yoga.

Generally you come across several names like Bhakti Yoga, Gyan Yoga, Karma Yoga, Sahaj Yoga, Raj Yoga, Purn Yoga, etc., purpose of everyone is same. One should remember that whatever you want to know about Yoga is explained in 'Maharshi Patanjali's Astang Yoga'.

In our 8 lectures, we first make you understand what Yoga is, its application and how it can be practiced. Teacher will keep lectures interactive so one can understand different exercises and then only practice on their own as per their requirement. The stress will be given on achieving long term Peace of Mind with help of Yoga.

Day-wise Course Breakup

Day 1 What is Yoga? Introduction as per Indian Philosophy. Yoga as described in Bhagwad Gita and other concepts of Yoga.
Day 2 Maharshi Patanjali's Astang Yoga. Yama- Moral conduct, Niyama- social conduct. Asanas- physical posture.
Day 3 Meditative Asanas – for the purpose of Physical and Mental conditioning, inwardness, quietitude and inner harmony.
Day 4 Cultural or curative Asanas –to exercise each and every part of body internally and externally.
Day 5 Curative Asanas continue- to make spine supple, elastic, and flexible by giving posterior, anterior, lateral stretch, twist and contraction.
Day 6 Curative Asanas continue- to exercise internal parts through abdominal compression and reversing blood circulation through low head postures.
Day 7 Pranayama (Control of Bio energy) i.e. respiratory practices for respiratory harmony, for increasing breathing capacity of lungs. Pratya hara (Abstraction) and Dharana (Concentration) and Dhyaan (Samadhi) exercise for relaxation, Concentration, Spiritual alignment and development.
Day 8 Interaction with individual student to understand individual's health problem to find solution with the help of Yoga. Day to day practice of Yoga to help maintain good health and to achieve 'Peace of Mind'.
Note: First half will be given to understand, practice and actually perform different Yogasanas. Next half will be used to explain with case studies benefit offered by practice of these Asanas.