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Regd Office Address: Ayurvedic Natural Health Center,
Chogm Road, Saligao. Bardez Goa – 403511 Goa, India
Contact No: 0091 832 240 9275/ 240 90 52
Cell No: 93 251 08 506/ 510
Clinic Address: C/o Bouganvilla Hermitage Retirement Village,
Boran Vaddo, Nachionala, Bardez – Goa. 403508
SkypeAyurveda Doctor Goa India anhcgoa Fax: +91-832-2409127/
Email: info@healthandayurveda.com
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Yoga at ANHC GOA INDIA


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Yoga at ANHC Goa India:

  • ANHC Goa India conducts short term and long term courses in yoga.
  • The courses are certificate courses.
  • The courses are affiliated with YPAI – yoga and psychotherapy association of India, WCP – world council for psychotherapy, and AFP – Asian federation of psychotherapy.
  • The courses are conducted by M.A – masters in yogic science, teachers qualified from recognized universities.
  • The intensive training course is designed to suit teachers training criteria and enables a student to pursue career as a teacher in yoga.
  • The courses are academicals activities dealing with the theory and practical aspect of yoga.
  • ANHC deals with Ashtanga and Hatya Yoga.

The age-old set of exercises known in the west as "yoga" offers a significant variety of proven health benefits. It increases the efficiency of the heart and slows the respiratory rate, improves fitness, lowers blood pressure, promotes relaxation, reduces stress and allays anxiety. It also serves to improve coordination, posture, flexibility, range of motion, concentration, sleep and digestion. It can also be used as supplementary therapy for conditions as diverse as cancer, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, migraine etc., and help to combat addictions such as smoking. It is not, in itself, a cure for any medical ailment. But as part of the well-known Dean Ornish program of diet and exercise, it has contributed to the reversal of heart disease.

Regular Yoga and Meditation sessions in the morning hours are conducted at ANHC.

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What treatment Hopes to accomplish?
Although the yoga we know today is practiced mainly for its health benefits, it is rooted in Hindu religious principles some 5,000 years old. Derived from the Sanskrit word for "union", the term yoga refers to far more than exercise. In fact, it encompasses a variety of disciplines designed to ultimately bring its practitioners closer to God. Dynana yoga for instance, seeks reunion through meditation, while Jnana yoga entails the study of scriptures and Karma yoga calls for selfless service to God and mankind.

The exercises we now call simply "yoga" are actually Hatha yoga, a discipline intended to prepare the body for the pursuit of union with the divine while raising the practitioners awareness of creation to a higher, keener state. Through controlled breathing, prescribed postures (called asanas), and meditation, hatha yoga seeks to enhance prana, or life force, that resides in the body and achieve a state of balance and harmony between body and mind. Each of these three disciplines contributes to the search for union in its own way.

Breathing: The life force prana is believed to enter the body through the breath, and much of hatha yoga is concerned with helping you to control your breathing properly. Shallow, hurried breathing is believed to inhibit the life force, and affect mind and body adversely. Deep, slow breathing is encouraged.

Postures: Some yoga postures are intended to stretch and strengthen muscles, other to improve posture and work the skeletal system, while others aim to compress and relax the organs and nerves. The underlying purpose is to perfect the body, making it a worthy host for the soul.

Meditation: Meditation supplements and reinforces the disciplines of hatha yoga, focusing the mind and relaxing the body. Closely linked with focused breathing, it aims to produce a quiet, calm frame of mind. Many people find that it reduces stress and increases energy. The interplay of this and other two facets of hatha yoga, and the quiet, considered repetition of each, is considered key to achieving yoga's benefits.

Despite its use of physical exercises, yoga is perhaps most closely related to the mind-body family of therapies, which includes meditation and biofeedback. Research shows that, like other mind-body practice, yoga produces measurable physiological changes in the body, including a decrease in the respiratory rate and blood pressure, and an alteration in brain-wave activity reflecting increased relaxation. Yoga has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety, both immediately and over time, and is often recommended to relieve the pain and anxiety of chronic illness. When practiced regularly, it promotes relaxation and enhances the sense of well-being. It also improves physical fitness and circulation and some advocates say it improves memory. When combined with a low-fat diet and moderate aerobic exercise, it has been found to reverse the build-up of plague in the coronary arteries - and the most practiced, the greater the improvement.

Although yoga's effects are unquestionable, scientists still don't know exactly how it produces them. Some speculate that, like other mind-body therapies, it works largely by relieving stress. Others suggest that it promotes the release of endorphins, the brain's natural pain killers. The office of alternative medicine at the National Institutes of Health has several studies underway to clarify this matter. In the meantime, yoga continues to be practiced by some millions of people around the world.

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Who should avoid this therapy?
Avoid yoga completely if you've had a recent back injury or surgery. Check with your doctor first it you have arthritis, a slipped disk, heart disease, or high blood pressure. (Although yoga tends to relieve high blood pressure, certain postures must be avoided. Be sure to alert your instructor to the problem if you decide to proceed).

Although some postures are not recommended during pregnancy, special classes are available for expectant mothers. Some experts also warn against strenuous postures during menstruation, and when you are ill with cold or infection.


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Halasana

1. The spine becomes healthy and flexible and the back muscles become extended and disease free.
2. It activates the thyroid glands and reduces obesity, stunted growth and weakness.
3. It is beneficial in indigestion, dysentry, gas, constipation, spleen and liver disorders and heart disease.
4. It activates the pancreas and reduces diabetes.
5. It is beneficial in painful menstruation and gynaecological problems.

Matsyasana

1. This asana strengthens the intestines and makes them disease free. It cures constipation, gas, obesity and increases the fire of the stomach.
2. It is useful in shifting of the navel, heart problem, stomach pain and respiratory problems.

Sarvangasana

1. This is the only asana which can be done after meals. This exercise cures indigestion, acidity, gas constipation. The food digestion becomes normal when this asana is done for 5 to 15 minutes after meals.

Ardhamastsendriyasana

1. This is the best exercise for stomach. It activates the intestines and cures constipation.
2. It makes the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands healthy.
3. It is beneficial in case of cervical or when the back bone is enlarged.
4. It stops the shifting of the navel. It cures lung disease, asthma and other respiratory troubles.

Janushirasana

1. It cures all the diseases below the spine. It is especially for the backache, sciatica pain.
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Sarvangasana

1. It activates the thyroid and makes it healthy. This reduces obesity, weakness, increases the height and tiredness etc. It strengthens the adrenal glands, semen glands and ovaries.
2. Beneficial for increasing height as it activates the thyroid and pituitary glands.
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Matsyasana

1. This asana strengthens the intestines and makes them disease free. It cures constipation, gas, obesity and increases the fire of the stomach.
2. It is useful in shifting of the navel, heart problem, stomach pain and respiratory problems.
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Sarvangasana

1. This is the only asana which can be done after meals. This exercise cures indigestion, acidity, gas constipation. The food digestion becomes normal when this asana is done for 5 to 15 minutes after meals.
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Ardhamastsendriyasana

1. This is the best exercise for stomach. It activates the intestines and cures constipation.
2. It makes the thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands healthy.
3. It is beneficial in case of cervical or when the back bone is enlarged.
4. It stops the shifting of the navel. It cures lung disease, asthma and other respiratory troubles.
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Janushirasana

1. It cures all the diseases below the spine. It is especially for the backache, sciatica pain.

Dhanurasan

1. It makes the spine strong, healthy and flexible.
2. This asana is useful for cervical, spondylitis, backache and stomach pain.
3. Shifting of the navel is avoided. It is beneficial for the menstrual disorders related problems in females.
4. It cures the kidney and urinary problems. It is beneficial in case of urination due to fear.

Gomukhasana

1. It is extremely beneficial in enlargement of the intestines.
2. It is beneficial in diabetes and gynaecological problems.
3. It strengthens the liver, kidney and the chest. It cures arthritis and gout.Bhujangasana

It is important for cervical, spondylitis, slipdisc and all spine related problems.

Supta Vajarasan

1. In this asana the lower part of the stomach stretches which activates the large intestine and reduces constipation.
2. Shifting of navel rectifies and it is beneficial for the kidneys.

Pavan Muktasan

1. It is extremely beneficial for wind related stomach problems.
2. It is beneficial for gynaecological problems, mild menstruation, painful menstruation and related diseases.
3. It is beneficial in acidity, heart disease, gout and backache.
4. It reduces the fat on the stomach.
5. If there is severe pain in the back, then lift the head and touch the knee with the nose.

Various Other Yoga Asanas

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Padmasana
Matsyasana
Viprit Navkasana
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Shashankasana
Kukutasana
Vrukshasana

 

Intensive Ashtanga Yoga Training Course

YOGA ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL

The Ayurvedic Natural Health Centre aims at training you for Ashtanga yoga to suit you to learn yoga for both professional and non-professional aspects.


Highlights of the course :

  • For general information on course log onto school of ayurveda & yoga
  • For general information on course log onto school of ayurveda & yoga
  • 6 weeks intensive course contact session
  • 5 1/2 hours intensive study every day compared to the regular 2 hours of contact session per day.
  • Students will receive 200 hours of professional training in Yoga-Inclusive of 90 hours of theoretical training.
  • Inhouse boarding and all three meals facility.
  • Accommodation: Single room (Attached toilet/ Bath/ Hot shower/ Television/ Fan)
  • Venue: Ayurvedic Natural Health Centre, Calangute-Goa, India.
  • Dates of commencement of the course 2017 - 2018 :

    18-09-2017 - 28-10-2017
    30-10-2017 - 09-12-2017
    11-12-2017 - 20-01-2018
    22-01-2018 – 03-03-2018
    05-03-2018 – 14-04-2018
    16-04-2018 – 26-05-2018
    20-08-2018 – 29-09-2018
    01-10-2018 – 10-11-2018
    12-11-2018 – 22-12-2018
    24-12-2018 – 02-02-2019
    Course :
    Intensive Ashtanga Yoga Training Course
    Course Contact Hours:
    5 1/2 hours (330 minutes) per day on all weekdays, except on Sundays
    Course duration:
    6 weeks

    Course Faculty:

    Aacharya - Saket, Yogi - Neeraj Kumar, Aarya - Vinay Sharma, Aarya - Raj

    Venue:

    Ayurvedic Natural Health Centre-Goa, India. (Calangute)

    Course Fee: Indian Rupee (INR) Thousand
    Tuition: INR 97.50
    Accom: Rs. 25000/- Meals: INR 19.00
    Total Tariff:
    INR 135.50

Contact Us at info@healthandayurveda.com

Eligibility for the course :

  • An individual who would like to enhance the knowledge of holistic health practice.
  • An individual who would like to incorporate the science of yoga in one's regular healing practice
  • An individual who would like to set up a yoga studio
  • An individual who would like to learn the yogic postures for individual and community health benefits
  • An individual who would like to master the art of yoga.

Gains at the end of the course :

  • Certification at the end of successful completion of the course.
  • The course is affiliated with YPAI (Yoga & Psychotherapy Association of India). YPAI is associated with World Council for Psychotherapy (WCP) and the Asian Federation for Psychotherapy (AFP).
  • The 6 weeks course is a comprehensive programme of learning which provides the learner with the opportunity to acquire yogic posture skill and an ability to appraise their effectiveness in maintaining the health and well being of the individual.
  • The learner will emerge from this programme with an understanding of the scope of their knowledge and skills, and a commitment to taking continued responsibility for self-development as a teacher of Ashtanga yoga.
  • ANHC envisage this certification to be a platform for further education and practice, which would eventually lead to be a diploma or degree holder and get accredited to the association of global yoga bodies.
  • Enhance your knowledge of Ashtanga Yoga along with Training in Proffessional Course In Ashtanga Ayurveda. 3 & 1/2 hrs study inclusive of theory and Practical on all weekdays.
  • Course Certified by Yoga Alliance International.
  • Certified Students / Teachers will be linked to the website of Yoga Alliance International under certified students/teachers of Yoga Alliance International.
  • Ayurvedic Natural Health Centre, Pvt. Ltd. is certified to conduct Yoga Teacher's Training Courses at the 100 hr level, 200 hr levels, and Master level as per the standards set out on Yoga Alliance International website.
  • Ayurvedic Natural Health Centre, Pvt Ltd will send the names of all successful students along with a photograph and biographical details for use on Yoga Alliance International site(s). Certified teachers photograph /names, along with a link toa website or a web page with teachers CV wil be created by Yoga Alliance International on our website as Certified Yoga Teachers of Yoga Alliance International.

Training Schedule for Intensive Ashtanga Yoga Course (subject to changes)

  • 6.00 am - Wake up call
  • 6.30 am to 8.00 am - Practical session
  • 8.00 am to 9.30 am - Relaxation and breakfast break
  • 9.30 am to 12.00 pm - Theory session
  • 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm - Practical session
* Hours in between the training schedule are to be spent as per your choice
* 40 minutes complementary massage, 2 sessions in a week.

Meals:

  • Light Breakfast - 8.00 am
  • Main Breakfast - 9.00 am
  • Lunch - 1.30 pm
  • Dinner - 7.30 pm

Syllabus

  • Introduction to Ashtanga yoga
  • Maharishi Patanjali Yoga Sutra
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Panchamahabhuta
  • Shadrasas
  • Eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga
  • Physiology and Ashtanga yoga
  • Mental heath and Ashtanga yoga
  • Asanas and mudras and its effects on body
  • Postural benefits
  • Advance postures
  • Breathing techniques as per ashtang yoga
  • Yama
  • Niyama
  • Asanas
  • Pranayamas
  • Pratiyahara
  • Dharana
  • Dhyana
  • Samadhi
  • Purification techniques - neti, Dhouti, Basti, Nauli, Tratak, Kapalbhati
  • Surya namaskar with chanting
  • Chandra namaskar with chanting
  • Treatment of ailments with the help of ashtanga yoga - obesity, diabetes, hypertension, hypotension, constipation, stress, depression, backache-cervical spondylosis, lumber spondylosis, sciatica, COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases), cardio vascular disorder, pulmonary diseases, schizophenia, epilepsy, respiratory tract disorders, musculo-skeletal disorders, etc
  • Dietary Principles

Monsoon Offer

YOGA ALLIANCE INTERNATIONAL

Intensive course syllabus in 6 weeks duration

This Offer Consists of :

  • 6 Weeks Intensive Ashtanga Yoga Course Comprising Of 5 and 1/2 hrs Of Study
  • Complimentary 3 Weeks Ashtanga Ayurveda Comprising of 3 and 1/2 hrs Of Study
  • Course Highlight - Course To Be Completed In 6 Weeks - Total 10 Hours Of Study

This Offer is Valid For Enrollment Of The Courses Commencing From

28-05-2018 – 07-07-2018
09-07-2018 – 18-08-2018

The Ayurvedic Natural Health Centre aims at training you for Ashtanga yoga to suit you to learn yoga for both professional and non-professional aspects.

Highlights of the course :

  • 6 weeks intensive course contact session
  • 5 1/2 hours intensive study every day compared to the regular 2 hours of contact session per day.
  • Students will receive 200 hours of professional training in Yoga-Inclusive of 90 hours of theoretical training.
  • Inhouse boarding and all three meals facility.
  • Accommodation: Single room (Attached toilet/ Bath/ Hot shower/ Television/ Fan)
  • Venue: Ayurvedic Natural Health Centre, Saligao-Goa, India.
  • Discounted tariff valid for the below mentioned dates only.
  • Learn 3 Weeks Proffessional Course in Ashtanga Ayurveda Inclusive in the Same Price.
Course :
Intensive Ashtanga Yoga Training Course
Course Contact Hours:
5 1/2 hours (330 minutes) per day on all weekdays, except on Sundays
Course duration:
6 weeks

Course Faculty:

Aacharya - Saket, Yogi - Neeraj Kumar, Aarya - Vinay Sharma, Aarya - Raj

Venue:

Ayurvedic Natural Health Centre-Goa, India. (Calangute)

Course Fee: Indian Rupee (INR) Thousand
Tuition: INR 97.50
Accom: Rs. 25000/- Meals: INR 19.00
Total Tariff:
INR 135.50

Contact Us at info@healthandayurveda.com

Eligibility for the course :

  • An individual who would like to enhance the knowledge of holistic health practice.
  • An individual who would like to incorporate the science of yoga in one's regular healing practice
  • An individual who would like to set up a yoga studio
  • An individual who would like to learn the yogic postures for individual and community health benefits
  • An individual who would like to master the art of yoga.

Gains at the end of the course :

  • Certification at the end of successful completion of the course
  • The course is affiliated with YPAI (Yoga & Psychotherapy Association of India). YPAI is associated with World Council for Psychotherapy (WCP) and the Asian Federation for Psychotherapy (AFP).
  • The 6 weeks course is a comprehensive programme of learning which provides the learner with the opportunity to acquire yogic posture skill and an ability to appraise their effectiveness in maintaining the health and well being of the individual.
  • The learner will emerge from this programme with an understanding of the scope of their knowledge and skills, and a commitment to taking continued responsibility for self-development as a teacher of Ashtanga yoga.
  • ANHC envisage this certification to be a platform for further education and practice, which would eventually lead to be a diploma or degree holder  and get accredited to the association of global yoga bodies.
  • Enhance your knowledge of Ashtanga Yoga along with Training in Proffessional Course In Ashtanga Ayurveda. 3 & 1/2 hrs study inclusive of theory and Practical on all weekdays
  • Course Certified by Yoga Alliance International.
  • Certified Students / Teachers will be linked to the website of Yoga Alliance International under certified students/teachers of Yoga Alliance International.
  • Ayurvedic Natural Health Centre, Pvt. Ltd. is certified to conduct Yoga Teacher's Training Courses at the 100 hr level, 200 hr levels, and Master level as per the standards set out on Yoga Alliance International website.
  • Ayurvedic Natural Health Centre, Pvt Ltd will send the names of all successful students along with a photograph and biographical details for use on Yoga Alliance International site(s). Certified teachers photograph /names, along with a link toa website or a web page with teachers CV wil be created by Yoga Alliance International on our website as Certified Yoga Teachers of Yoga Alliance International.

Training Schedule for Intensive Ashtanga Yoga Course (subject to changes)

  • 6.00 am - Wake up call
  • 6.30 am to 8.00 am - Practical session
  • 8.00 am to 9.30 am - Relaxation and breakfast break
  • 9.30 am to 12.00 pm - Theory session
  • 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm - Practical session

Training Schedule for Professional Course in Ashtanga Ayurveda

  • 12.30 pm to 1.30 pm - Practical session
  • 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm - Theory session
  • 5.30 pm to 6.00 pm - Tea Break

* Hours in between the training schedule are to be spent as per your choice
* 40 minutes complementary massage, 2 sessions in a week.

Meals:

  • Light Breakfast - 8.00 am

  • Main Breakfast - 9.00 am

  • Lunch - 1.30 pm

  • Dinner - 7.30 pm

Syllabus

  • Introduction to Ashtanga yoga
  • Maharishi Patanjali Yoga Sutra
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Panchamahabhuta
  • Shadrasas
  • Eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga
  • Physiology and Ashtanga yoga
  • Mental heath and Ashtanga yoga
  • Asanas and mudras and its effects on body
  • Postural benefits
  • Advance postures
  • Breathing techniques as per ashtang yoga
  • Yama
  • Niyama
  • Asanas
  • Pranayamas
  • Pratiyahara
  • Dharana
  • Dhyana
  • Samadhi
  • Purification techniques - neti, Dhouti, Basti, Nauli, Tratak, Kapalbhati
  • Surya namaskar with chanting
  • Chandra namaskar with chanting
  • Treatment of ailments with the help of ashtanga yoga - obesity, diabetes, hypertension, hypotension, constipation, stress, depression, backache-cervical spondylosis, lumber spondylosis, sciatica, COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases), cardio vascular disorder, pulmonary diseases, schizophenia, epilepsy, respiratory tract disorders, musculo-skeletal disorders, etc
  • Dietary Principles

This tariff includes

  • Transport to and fro the Dabolim airport

This tariff does not include

  • Insurance
  • Laundry
  • Flight
  • Sightseeing

ANHC also conducts following Yoga Courses which are recognized by YPAI

d) Ashtang Yoga Course

Course Participants :
Course is conducted into 3 Categories i.e. Beginners, Advanced , Indepth course
Course Contact Hours :
120 minutes on weekdays except on Sunday.
Theory session : 45 minutes.
15 minutes break.
Practical demonstration session : 60 minutes
Course duration :
2 weeks
3 weeks
4 weeks
Course Fee : Indian Rupee (INR) Thousand
Tuition : INR 25.00
Accom : INR 9.00
Meals: INR 9.00
Tuition : INR 42.00
Accom : INR 15.00
Meals : INR 15.00
Tuition : INR 48.75
Accom : INR 18.00
Meals : INR 18.00
Total Tariff :
INR 43.00
INR 72.00
INR 84.75

Contact Us at info@healthandayurveda.com

Dates of commencement of the course 2017 - 2018 :

18-09-2017
30-10-2017
11-12-2017
22-01-2018
05-03-2018
16-04-2018
28-05-2018
09-07-2018
20-08-2018
01-10-2018
12-11-2018
24-12-2018

For general information on course log onto school of ayurveda & yoga

Ashtanga Yoga Syllabus :

2 Weeks Course Syllabus :
  • Basic history of yoga
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Concept of ashtanga yoga
  • Yoga postural exercises
    • Asana - 15 nos
    • Pranayama - Anulom, Vilom, Bhramari, kapalbhati
    • Shudhi kriya - Shitkram, Vrutkram
3 Weeks Course Syllabus :
  • Basic history of yoga
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Concept of ashtanga yoga
  • Yoga postural exercises
    • Asana - 25 nos
    • Pranayama - Anulom, Vilom, Bhramari, Kapalbhati, Sheetali, Shitkari
    • Shudhi kriya - Shitkram, Vrutkram, jalaneti, sutraneti
  • Yam
  • Niyam
  • Postural benefits
  • Suryanamaskar
  • Chandranamaskar
  • Shatkarma -1
  • Jalaneti -3
  • Mudra -2
  • Pranavochhar
  • Dietary principles
  • Primitive postures
4 Weeks Course Syllabus :
  • Basic history of yoga
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Concept of ashtanga yoga
  • Yoga postural exercises
    • Asana - 40 nos
    • Pranayama - Anulom, Vilom, Bhramari, Kapalbhati, Sheetali, Shitkari, Ujjayi, Bhastrika
    • Shudhi kriya - Shitkram, Vrutkram, jalaneti, sutraneti
  • Panchamahabhuta concept
  • Shadrasa
  • An approach to ashtang yoga.
  • Postural benefits
  • Advanced postures viz. Mayurasana, Hanumanasana
  • Yam
  • Niyam
  • Suryanamaskar
  • Suryanamaskar with chanting
  • Chandranamaskar
  • Chandranamaskar with chanting
  • Shatkarma -6
  • Dhouti -4
  • Neti -11 types viz. Jalaneti, sutraneti, ghritaneti, dugdhaneti
  • Advanced Mudra -10
  • Bhandha -3 viz. jalandhar, uddiyan, moola bandha
  • Pranavochhar
  • Meditation
  • Dietary principles
  • Primitive postures

This tariff includes

  • Transport to and fro the Dabolim airport

This tariff does not include

  • Insurance
  • Laundry
  • Flight
  • Sightseeing

e) Short term Ashtang Yoga Course

Course Participants :
ANHC also conducts a short term course of Ashtang Yoga on regular basis.
Course duration :
3 Days 5 Days 6 Days
Course Fees : Indian Rupee (INR) Thousand
INR 4.00 INR 6.00 INR 6.50
Course Contact Hours :
90 minutes per day on all weekdays
Additional Tariff :
Airport transport to & fro Dabolim airport Goa INR 1800. Accomodation INR 900.00per day/night and meal.

For general information on course log onto school of ayurveda & yoga


Contact Us at info@healthandayurveda.com


Syllabus for 3 days
  • Basic history of yoga
  • Learn ashtanga yoga postures for musculo-skeletal disorders
  • Pranayama
    • Purak
    • Kumbhak
    • Rechak
Syllabus for 5 days
  • Basic history of yoga
  • Learn ashtanga yoga postures for
    • MUSCULO-SKELETAL DISORDERS
    • RESPIRATORY TRACT DISEASES
  • Pranayama
    • Purak
    • Kumbhak
    • Rechak
    • Nadi shodhan
    • Kapalbhati
Syllabus for 6 days
  • Basic history of yoga
  • Learn ashtanga yoga postures for
    • MUSCULO-SKELETAL DISORDERS
    • RESPIRATORY TRACT DISEASES
    • DIGESTIVE TRACT DISORDERS
    • ENT DISORDERS
    • STRESS, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION SYNDROME
  • Pranayama
    • Purak
    • Kumbhak
    • Rechak
    • Nadi shodhan
    • Kapalbhati
    • Bramari
    • Sheetali
    • Shitkari
    • Ujjayi

THERAPEUTIC YOGA

  • One to one session designed by the Ayurvedic Physician as per the ailment

  • Postural exercises - Ashtanga yoga postures and breathing exercises - pranayama advocated for therapeutic results

  • Designed to suit individual body physique and body constitution - Prakruti

  • Duration 1 hour (all weekdays except Sunday)

  • Sessions on weekly basis.

Course Participants :
ANHC also conducts one-to-one course of Ashtang Yoga
Course duration :
3 Days 5 Days 6 Days
Course Fees : Indian Rupee (INR)
INR 2200.00 INR 3300.00 INR 4125.00
Course Contact Hours :
60 minutes per day on all weekdays except Sunday

YOG BENEFITS

Asanas (postures) meaning and benefits

Sitting postures

Vajrasana (THUNDERBOLT POSE)
Meaning: Vajra refers to diamond. Also the weapon of" Indra" known as vajrayudha. This asana strengthens the backbone. By practicing vajrasana one can get the strength of the diamond. Hence this is known as vajrasana.

Benefits

  • It strengthens the spinal cord.
  • One of the meditative asana
  • Remedy for arthritis.
  • It improves concentration.
  • It helps to overcome flat foot.


Suptha Vajrasana (SLEEPING THUNDERBOLT POSE)
Meaning: "suptha" refers to laying or sleeping position. This is the sleeping position of vajrasana. Hence the name is suptha vajrasana.

Benefits

  • It improves flexibility of spinal cord.
  • It helps to overcome backache.
  • It helps to overcome sleeplessness.
  • It improves the function of heart and brain.
  • Helps to overcome hip joint and knee joint pain
  • Helps to overcome kneepan
  • It improves breathing capacity.

Contraindication
This posture should not be practiced by people suffering from neck problems; sciatica; slipped disc etc.



Paschimottanasana (BACK STRETCHING POSTURE)
Meaning: paschima means west or posterior part of the body, or back of the whole body from head to heels. Practice of this asana makes the energy flow towards posterior side of the body. Hence the name is paschimottanasana.

Benefits

  • It kindles the gastric fire.
  • It makes the belly lean.
  • Overcome wrinkles and grey hair.
  • It helps to awaken kundalini sakti.
  • It helps to overcome indigestion and other digestive disorders.
  • It helps to overcome constipation.
  • It helps to strengthen the spinal cord.
  • It helps to reduce overweight.
  • It strengthens the nervous system.
  • It helps to overcome sleeplessness.
  • Remedy for diabetes.
  • It strengthens hip joints.
  • It helps to overcome menstrual problems.
  • Remedy for backache.
  • It improves the functioning capacity of heart.

Contraindication
People who suffer from slipped disc, sciatica or hernia should not practice this posture.



Purvottanasana (BRIDGE POSE)
Meaning: purva means east or anterior side of the body. This asana uplifts the energy towards the east or anterior side of the body. Hence the name is purvottanasana. Benefits

Benefits

  • Counter asana for paschimottanasana.
  • It helps to overcome backache.
  • It strengthens the spinal cord.
  • It improves body balance.
  • It reduces overweight.
  • Remedy for arthritis.
  • It relieves neck pain.
  • It improves digestion power.
  • It Overcome excretory problems.
  • It strengthens the arms.It removes stiffness in the shoulder joints.
  • It improves concentration.

Contraindication
This posture should not be practiced by those with high blood pressure, heart disease, cervical spondylosis, hernia, stomach ulcer and week wrist etc.



Janusirsasana (HEAD TO KNEE POSE)

Meaning: janu means knees, sirsa means head. In the final position of this asana head will be placed over the knees. Hence the name is janusirsasana.

Benefits

  • It helps to overcome arthritis.
  • It helps to overcome sexual disorders.
  • It helps to overcome diabetes.
  • It helps to overcome menstrual disorders.
  • It improves the functioning of excretory system.
  • Remedy for psychosomatic disorders.
  • It improves the functioning of liver and spleen.
  • It strengthens the spinal cord.

Contraindication

People who suffer from slipped disk, sciatica or hernia should not practice this posture.



Padmasana (LOTUS POSTURE)

Padma means Lotus. The final position of this asana resembles lotus. Therefore it is called padmasana.

Benefits

  • One of the meditative posture.
  • Useful practice for spiritual progress.
  • It improves digestion power.
  • It improves concentration.
  • It makes the spinal cord erect.
  • It strengthens the knee and ankle joints.
  • It helps to awaken kundalini energy.
  • Remedy for backache
  • It improves the functioning of nervous system.

Contraindication
Those who suffer from sciatica or weak, injure knees should not for form this posture.



Yoga mudrasana (PSYCHIC UNION POSE)

Meaning: Final position of this asana gives calmness to the body and mind. Hence the name is yogamudrasana.

Benefits

  • It gives calmness to the body and mind.
  • Expand the chest area.
  • It strengthens the nervous system.
  • It helps to overcome psychosomatic disorders.
  • Remedy for scoliosis.
  • It helps to overcome insomnia.
  • It strengthens the lower back.
  • It reduces the abdominal fat deposition.
  • It helps to overcome impotence.
  • It improves the functionality of liver, kidney, pancreas and spleen.
  • It strengthens the joints.

Contraindication
People with high blood pressure and those in the early post-operative or post-delivery period should not attempt this posture.



Matsyasana (FISH POSTURE)

Meaning: matsya means fish. Final position of this asana resembles fish. So it is called as matsyasana.

Benefits

  • It improves the flexibility of spinal cord.
  • It helps to overcome all kind of back-ache.
  • It improves the functioning of the thyroid gland.
  • It improves the functioning of heart.
  • Remedy for arthritis.
  • It helps to reduce over weight.
  • It helps to overcome menstrual disorder.
  • It helps to overcome neck pain.

Contraindication
People who suffer from heart disease, peptic ulcer, hernia, back condition or any serious illness should not practice this asana



Ustrasana (CAMEL POSTURE)
Meaning: ustra means camel. The final position of this asana resemble like a camel. So it is known as ustrasana.

Benefits

  • Remedy for back ache.
  • Expand the chest area.
  • It improves lung capacity.
  • It strengthens the shoulder, hip ankle joint.
  • Remedy for arthritis.
  • It improves the functioning of nerves system.

Contraindication
People with severe back aliments such as lumbago should not attempt this asana without the guidance of a competent teacher.



Kapothasana (PIGEON POSTURE)
Meaning: kapotha means pigeon. Final position of this asana resembles a pigeon. Hence the name is kapothasana.

Benefits

  • Remedy for cervical spondylitis.
  • It strengthens the spinal cord.
  • It improves the function of the nervous system.
  • It helps to overcome arthritis.
  • It helps to expend the chest area.
  • It helps to overcome ENT disorders.
  • It improves the functioning of thyroid gland.

Contraindication
This posture should not be practiced by people suffering from neck problems; sciatica; slipped disc, wrist pain etc.



Swastikasana (AUSPICIOUS POSTURE)
Meaning: swastika means auspicious. This makes everything good. Hence this practice is known as swastikasana.

Benefits

  • One of the meditative asana
  • It strengthens the spinal cord.
  • It improves concentration.
  • It strengthens the knee joint.
  • It improves body balance.
  • It improves breathing capacity.


Kraunchasana
Meaning: krauncha is the name of a bird. The final position of this asana resembles the bird krauncha. Hence the name is kraunchasana.

Benefits

  • It improves the body balance.
  • It helps to overcome flat foot.
  • It reduces abdominal fat deposition.
  • Remedy for menstrual disorders.
  • It strengthens the knee and hip joints.
  • It improves the flexibility of spinal cord.
  • It strengthens the hamstring muscle.
  • Remedy for sciatica pain.
  • It relieves the stiffness on the shoulder joints.

Contraindication
This asana should not be practiced by those who suffer from hernia, slipped disc, etc.



Kraunchasana
Meaning: krauncha is the name of a bird. The final position of this asana resembles the bird krauncha. Hence the name is kraunchasana.

Benefits

  • It improves the body balance.
  • It helps to overcome flat foot.
  • It reduces abdominal fat deposition.
  • Remedy for menstrual disorders.
  • It strengthens the knee and hip joints.
  • It improves the flexibility of spinal cord.
  • It strengthens the hamstring muscle.
  • Remedy for sciatica pain.
  • It relieves the stiffness on the shoulder joints.

Contraindication
This asana should not be practiced by those who suffer from hernia, slipped disc, etc.



Bhakasana (CRANE POSE)
Meaning: bhaka means crane. The final position of this posture resembles standing crane. Hence the name is bhakasana.

Benefits

  • This asana balance the nervous system.
  • It strengthens the arms and wrists.
  • It gives body balance.

Contraindication
People with high blood pressure, heart disease should not attempt this posture.



Standing postures


Utthitha trikonasana (TRIANGLE POSTURE)
Meaning: utthitha means extended or stretched. "Tri" means three and kona means angle. Trikona means triangle. The pose of the asana resembles extended triangle. Hence the name is utthitha trikonasana.

Benefits

  • It improves digestive capacity.
  • It improves body balance.
  • Remedy for diabetes.
  • It overcomes indigestion.
  • It improves the functioning of intra-abdominal organs.
  • It strengthens the sciatica nerve.
  • It helps to overcome constipation and pails.


Moordhasana (CROWN-BASED POSE)
Meaning: moordha means crown based pose. Hence this posture called moordhasana.

Benefits

  • This asana helps in cases of low blood pressure.
  • It balances the nervous system.
  • Strengthens the neck muscle and brings a rich supply of blood to the brain.
  • Help to overcome low backache.
  • It gives the body balance.

Contraindication
People with high blood pressure, slipped disc, severe asthma should not practice this asana.



Vrakshasana (TREE POSTURE)
Meaning: vraksha means tree. The final position this asana resembles standing tree. Hence the name is vrakshasana.

Benefits

  • It improves the body balance.
  • It strengthens the thigh muscles.
  • It helps to overcome flat foot.
  • It strengthens the knees.


Veerabhadrasana (VARIAR POSE)
Meaning: veerabhadra is one of the ganas of the lord shiva. Final posture of this asana resembles the standing position of viradhadra. Hence the name is veerabhadrasana.

Benefits

  • It strengthens the body and mind.
  • It improves the concentration.
  • It strengthens the knee-joints.
  • It helps to overcome psychosomatic disorders.
  • It strengthens the hip joints.


Padangustasana
Meaning: pada means foot, angusta means big toe. In the final position one holds the big toes by hands. Hence the name is psdangustasana.

Benefits

  • It improves the functioning of intra-abdominal organs.
  • Remedy for sciatica pain.
  • It reduces the belly.
  • It strengthens the spinal cord.
  • It improves the functioning of nervous system.
  • Remedy for low backache.
  • It overcomes diabetes.
  • It improves breathing capacity.
  • It improves body balance.
  • It strengthens the shoulder joints.


Utthitha parsvakonasana (ETERNAL POSE)
Meaning: utthitha means extended. Parsva means side or flank, kona is angle. The final pose of this asana resembles the extended eternal angle. Hence the name is utthitha parsvakonasana.

Benefits

  • It improves digestive capacity.
  • It overcomes stiffness in joints.
  • It improves concentration.
  • Remedy for arthritis.
  • It reduces body fat.
  • It overcomes backache.
  • It prevents abdominal hernia.
  • It strengthens the nervous system.
  • It improves breathing capacity.


Parshvothanasana
Meaning: parsva means side. Uttana means lifted or intense stretch. In the final position of this asana the side of the chest is stretched intensely. Hence the name is parshvottanasana.

Benefits

  • It improves digestive capacity.
  • It helps to overcome constipation
  • It strengthens the spinal cord.
  • It helps to overcome scoliosis.
  • It improves the functioning of liver, spleen and kidney.
  • It helps to overcome vertigo.
  • It improves body balance.
  • It helps to expand chest area.
  • It improves lung capacity.
  • Remedy for giddiness.
  • It helps to reduce back pain.
  • It relieves neck pain.
  • It helps to overcome arthritis.

Contraindication
Contraindication This asana should not be practiced by those who suffer from sciatica slipped disc; wrist pain etc. should not practice this posture.



Supine position

Pavanamuktasana (ANTI RHEUMATIC POSTURE)
Pavana refers to air. By the practice of this asana the disorder caused by air (vata) can be relieved. Hence the name is pavanamuktasana.

Benefits

  • It Help to overcome disorder caused by the imbalance of vatadosha
  • It Useful practice to reduce all kinds of backache
  • It helps to reduce arthritis
  • It reduces overweight
  • It Useful to menstrual problems
  • Remedy for neck pain
  • It improves the functioning of intra-abdominal organ
  • It improves gas exchange in the lungs.


Jataraparivarthasana (STOMUCH ROTATING POSTURE)
Meaning: jatara means stomach; parivartha means rotating. This posture rotates the abdomen. Hence the name is jataraparivarthasana.

Benefits

  • It improves peristaltic movement of the large intestine.
  • It helps to overcome constipation.
  • It helps to overcome stiffness of lower back.
  • It improves the functioning of digestive system.
  • Remedy for arthritis.
  • It reduces overweight.
  • It rejuvenates the functioning of inter-abdominal organs. Like liver, spleen, pancreas, kidneys.
  • It strengthens the knees and hip joints.
  • Remedy for diabetes.
  • It helps to overcome menstrual disorders.
  • Overcome neck pain.

Contraindication
This asana should not be practiced by those who suffer from hernia , slipped disc, sciatica, peptic ulcer or any serious back problem especially arthritis of the neck.



Chakrasana (WHEEL POSTURE)
Meaning: chakra means a circle or a wheel. The final postion of this asana resembles a wheel. Hence the name is chakrasana.

Benefits

  • It improves the flexibility of spinal cord.
  • Remedy for back ache.
  • It expands the chest area.
  • It relieves the stiffness on the shoulder and neck.
  • Overcome ENT problems.
  • It strengthens the hip and knee joint.
  • Remedy for coronary heart problems.

Contraindication
Chakrasana should not be practised by people with any illness, weak wrists, weak back, during pregnancy or when feeling generally tired. The cautions for inverted postures apply.



Viparithakarani (INVERTED POSTURE)
Meaning: viparitha means reverse. In the final position of this mudra, the body will be placed in a reverse position. Hence the name is viparithakarani.

Benefits

  • It improves digestive power.
  • It Delays the aging process.
  • It prevents premature death.
  • Overcome wrinkles and grey hairs.
  • It improves lung capacity.
  • It overcomes varicose veins disorders.
  • Remedy for arthritis.
  • It helps to overcome backache.
  • It rejuvenates the brain function.
  • It strengthens the cervical area.
  • It overcomes indigestion.
  • It improves blood circulation through the body
  • Overcome respiratory problems.
  • It strengthens the abdominal muscle.

Contraindication
This asana should not be practiced by people suffering from, liver or spleen disorders, cervical spondylitis and it should be avoided during menstruation etc.



Halasana (PLOUGH POSE)
Meaning: hala means plough. Final position of this asana resembles the plough. Hence the name is halasana.

Benefits

  • Overcome thyroid disorders.
  • It improves the flexibility of the spinal cord.
  • Remedy for backache.
  • Overcome the congestion on the nasal passage.
  • It improves lung capacity.
  • It improves digestive capacity.
  • It Improve the functioning of the intra-abdominal organs.
  • It helps to overcome diabetes.
  • It relieves constipation.

Contraindication
This asana should not be practiced by those who suffer from hernia , slipped disc, sciatica or any serious back problem especially arthritis of the neck.



Salambha sarvangasana (SHOULDER STAND POSE)
Meaning: salambha means perpendicular, sarvanga means all organs. In the final position of this asana, all the body parts kept perpendicular to the ground. Hence the name is salambha sarvangasana.

Benefits

  • It helps to overcome thyroid disorders.
  • It rejuvenates the functioning of all the body organs.
  • It Improve digestive power.
  • It delays aging process.
  • It improves lung capacity.
  • Rejuvenate the brain functioning.
  • Overcome sleeplessness.
  • Improve blood circulation throughout the body.

Contraindication
This asana should not be practiced by people suffering from, liver or spleen, cervical spondylitis and it should be avoided during menstruation etc.



Padma sarvangasana (SHOULDER STAND LOTUS POSE)
Meaning: Padma means lotus sarvanga means all organs. The final position of this posture resembles shoulder stand louts pose. Hence the name is Padma sarvangasana.

Benefits

  • Help to overcome the piles disorder.
  • It gives massage to the pelvic region and internal organs.
  • It strengthens the leg muscle and improves the sense of balance.
  • It strengthens the elbows.
  • It improves the blood circulation.

Contraindication
This asana who suffer from sciatica, injured knees, enlarged thyroid, cervical spondylitis, and slipped disc people should not practice this asana.



Prone position

Bhujangasana (COBRA POSTURE)
Meaning: bhujanga means cobra. The final position of this asana resembles a hood of a snake.

Benefits

  • It helps to awaken kundalini
  • It Strengthen the spinal cord.
  • It helps to overcome backache.
  • It improves concentration.
  • It Strengthen muscular skeleton system.
  • It Expand the chest area.
  • It helps to reduce over weight.
  • It Strengthen the shoulder joints.
  • It Improve the digestion.
  • It Improve the lung capacity.
  • It Strengthen the hip joints.

Contraindication
People suffering from peptic ulcer, hernia, intestinal tuberculosis or hyperthyroidism should not practise this asana.



Bhujangasana (COBRA POSTURE)
Meaning: bhujanga means cobra. The final position of this asana resembles a hood of a snake.

Benefits

  • It helps to awaken kundalini
  • It Strengthen the spinal cord.
  • It helps to overcome backache.
  • It improves concentration.
  • It Strengthen muscular skeleton system.
  • It Expand the chest area.
  • It helps to reduce over weight.
  • It Strengthen the shoulder joints.
  • It Improve the digestion.
  • It Improve the lung capacity.
  • It Strengthen the hip joints.

Contraindication
People suffering from peptic ulcer, hernia, intestinal tuberculosis or hyperthyroidism should not practise this asana.



Shalabhasana (INSECTS POSE)
Meaning: shalaba means a "insects "(Locusts). The final position of this asana resembles locusts pose. Hence the name is shalabhasana.

Benefits

  • It Improves the cursively of the spinal cord.
  • It helps to overcome backache.
  • Remedy for thigh and muscle catching.
  • It improves concentration.
  • It helps to overcome arthritis and joint pain.

Contraindication
Should not be practised by people with a week heart, coronary thrombosis, peptic ulcer hernia and other such conditions are also advised not to practise this asana.



Dhanurasana (BOW POSTURE)
Meaning: Dhanu means "Bow". Final position of this asana resembles a bow. Hence the name is Dhanurasana.

Benefits

  • It strengthens the spinal cord.
  • It improves the lung capacity and respiratory system.
  • It helps to overcome backache.
  • It helps to overcome digestive disorders.
  • Remedy for neck pain.
  • It improves concentration.
  • Remedy for arthritis.
  • It helps to overcome metabolic disorders like diabetes.
  • It expands the chest area.
  • It improves the functioning of nervous system.
  • It helps to overcome constipation.

Contraindication
People who suffer from a weak heart, hernia, colitis, peptic or duodenal ulcers should not attempt this practise.



Pranayamas

Nadisuddhi pranayama (ALTERNATE BREATH)
Meaning: nadi’s are the subtle channels present in our body. Suddhi means purification. This pranayama purifies the nadi’s. Hence the name is nadisuddhi pranayama.

Benefits

  • It purifies the nadis
  • It improves the function of nadi’s.
  • It improves the memory power.
  • Body becomes light.
  • Overcome insomnia disorder.
  • Increase the digestion power.
  • Overcome the body weight.

Contraindication
Nadi shodhana is not to be practised while suffering from colds, flu or fever etc.



Bhastrika (BELLOWS BREATH)
Meaning: bhastrika bellows of blacksmith. In this pranayama, one should exhale like bellows of blacksmith. Hence the name is bhastrka.

Benefits

  • Bhastrika pranayama overcome vata, pitta and kapha disorders.
  • Help to awaken kundalini.
  • It purifies the nadis.
  • It removes inflammation of the throat.
  • It increases gastric fire.
  • It helps to overcome the disease of lungs.
  • It helps to rejuvenate the cells.

Contraindication
Bhastrika should not be practised by people with high blood pressure, heart disease, hernia, gastric ulcer, stroke, epilepsy, retinal problems etc.



Bhramari (HUMMING BEE BREATH)
Meaning: bhramara means a black bee and this pranayama is so called because during exhalation a soft humming sound like that of a bee is performed. Hence the name is bhramari.

Benefits

  • It gives cooling effect to mind.
  • It gives mental calmness and happiness.
  • It improves concentration.
  • It improves the digestion power.
  • Improve the functioning of lungs.

Contraindication
Bhramari should not be performed while lying down. People suffering from severe ear infections should not practise this pranayama.



Sithali (COOLING BREATH)
Meaning: sithali means cooling practice. This pranayama helps to cool the mind and body. Hence the name is sithali.

Benefits

  • It cools and calms the body system.
  • Help to overcome acidity.
  • It overcomes anxiety.
  • Overcome excessive hunger and thirst.
  • Help to overcome depression.

Contraindication
People suffering from low blood pressure, and generally, this pranayama should not be practised in winter or in cool climates.



Sheetkari pranayama (HISSING BREATH)
Meaning: sheetkari means hissing. The final position of this pranayama resembles hissing breath. Hence the name is sheetkari pranayama.

Benefits

  • It cools the throughout body.
  • It helps to overcome the respiratory disorders.
  • It improves the digestion system.
  • It improves the memory power.

Contraindication
As for sheetali pranayama. Practitioners with sensitive teeth, missing teeth or dentures should not practice this pranayama.



Bandhas

Jalandhar bandha (THROAT LOCK)
Meaning: jala means net. Dhara means holding bandha means lock. The nectar which flows from the moon to sun is abstracted by this technique. Hence the name is jalandhra bandha.

Benefits

  • Helps to overcome stress and stress related disorder.
  • It gives mental steadiness.
  • It helps to overcome ageing process.
  • Regular practitioner of this bandha will be able to control sixteen adharas.

Contraindication
People suffering from cervical spondylosis, high intracranial pressure, vertigo, high blood pressure or heart disease should not practise jalandhara bandha.



ddiyana bandha (ABDOMINAL CONTRACTION)
Meaning: uddiyana means floating or flying. By the practice of uddiyana bandha, body becomes light and one’s prana is able to fly like a bird. Hence the name is uddiyana bandha.

Benefits

  • Makes the practitioners body light.
  • It helps to overcome diabetes.
  • Overcome constipation, dyspepsia.
  • Increase gastric fire and remove toxins.

Contraindication
Persons suffering from colitis, intestinal ulcer, diaphragmatic hernia, major abdominal problems should not perform this practice.



Mulabandha (PERINEUM CONTRACTION)
Meaning: mula means root i.e. anal sphincter. Bandha means lock. This technique involves the contraction of anus along with pelvic region and holding the breath. Hence the name is mulabandha.

Benefits

  • Apana vayu related disorders like constipation excretory problems etc. can be cured.
  • It helps to awaken kundalini.
  • All the type of genital organ problems, piles, sexual impotency, menstrual problems, and improper sexual functions can be overcome.
  • A person becomes young and apana vayu goes upwards, then digestion process increases and body head increases.

Contraindication
This practice should only be performed under the guidance of a competent teacher. Moola bandha raises the energy, and may precipitate hyperactivity. Do not practise during menstruation.




Asana Types

Hatapradipika text has explained 15 asanas.
Svastikasana, Gomukasana, Virasana, Kurmasana, Kukkutasana, Uttanakurmasana, Dhanurasana, Matsyendrasana, Pascimottanasana, Mayurasana, Savasana, Siddasana, Padmasana, Simhasana, Bhadrasana.

Out of these asanas Swami Swatmarama gave more importance to siddasana and padmasna & has explained it in detail.

Meaning of asana:-
The word asana in Sanskrit language has "Aas" as its root and has 2 meanings
1. Seating position
2. Body position(posture)
The sitting area (seat) means on which we sit mrugdhal, Kush, mattress, jute mat etc as the seat asanas. Other meaning is the body posture/position which means body, soul in a happy satisfactory position of body, mind and soul all become one and stable & the happiness experienced after this is called as asana.

Definition of asanas:
The great sage patanjali has defined asana as follows
1) Sthira sukham asanam       //2-46//
Stability and happiness are before sitting is called asana.
2) In ashtanga yoga sage charandas has said:-
Chaurasi lakh asan jano
Yonin ki baithak pehacharo

This means that you should know eighty four lakh asana to know a yogi.

Different species of animals and living creatures sit in various positions which are called as asana.

Types of postures:
Meditative posture Body stimulating Stability posture
Padmasana Sirsasana Savasana
Siddasana Swargasana Makrasana
Sukasana Bujangasana
Svastikasana Halasana
  Supthavajrasana
Body stimulating postures
Vajrasana

Meaning: vajra means diamond. One can practice vajrasana our both thighs get as strong as diamond. So it is called as vajrasana.

Procedure: Spread both the legs wide and sit. The both palms are on the ground at the side. Now bend the right leg at the knee and bring it under your right buttocks, the toes are facing towards inside. In the same way the left leg in brought. Both the hands are kept on both the thighs respectively. Then open the eyes look straight. This is called as vajrasana. In this the head, neck and spinal cord all the 3 are in a straight line.

Breathing: the breathing is normal.

Benefits

  • In this the thigh and buttock muscles get strong.
  • This asana helps in digestive and expulsion system.
  • This helps in stomach disease like hyper acidity, peptic ulcer and cures it.
  • It increases the digestion power. This is to be done after food as it′s helpful.
  • By doing this asana the effect is more on vajra nadi.

Precautions:
Astio- arthritis problem people should not practice this asana
Who have pails problem they should not practice vajrasana.


Paschimottanasana:

Meaning: the back is being hanged. So it is called as paschimottanasana.

Procedure: Join both the legs in front and sit. Now hold the great toe of both the legs by hands respectively. Both the forearms should touch the ground at the sides. Stay in this position for a while and come back.

Breathing: Slowly expelling out twice you are supposed to bend and later when coming back your breathe in.

Benefits

  • This asana stimulated in sushumna nadi.
  • Digestive power increased.
  • It is good for diabetic patients.
  • This is good for constipation, indigestion and seminal disorders as well as good for sciatica and prevents it.
  • It gives agility to stomach and waist.
  • It reduces fat
  • Urinary and reproductive system diseases are prevented.
  • It is very helpful in finales.
  • This increases intelligence.

Precautions:
While doing this asana should not jump with a jerk. Hypertension, heart disease, spondylosis patients should not practice. Slip disc and spinal cord disease patients are prohibited to do this.

Dhanurasana:

Meaning: in this the shape of the body gets the shape of strong bow. So this is called as dhanurasana.

Procedure: Firstly lie down on your stomach and then bend the legs from behind and bring the ankles closer to the buttocks and later hold the legs with your hands. Now slowly pull your legs upwards and then the thighs, head and chest all the 3 are raised together. The shape of the body is the form of bow, while coming down slowly. Make the thighs and chest to touch the ground and come back to the same position of stomach.

Benefits

  • This brings agility in the muscles of spinal cord and back, all the tissues weakness is cured.
  • This prevents constipation and pitta diseases.
  • It increases the hunger and helps for digestion.
  • It helps in respiratory disorders.
  • Pancreas and adrenalin gland hormones are balanced.
  • Indigestion, constipation, hepatic disorders, diabetes, sense organ system and menstrual cycle related disorders, appetite are cured.

Precautions:
Should not do in hurry.
This should be done on empty stomach.
People suffering from heart disease, HTN, hernia, backache etc, should not do it.

Sarvangasana:

Meaning: by doing this asana all the body parts are affected so this is called as sarvangasana.

Procedure: First lie down on your back, keep your hands at the side and legs should be straight. Let the body loose, now lift both the legs up very slowly and rising till they are as straight as tree along the body line. Now give support to the upper body with the arms on the ground. Go back to previous position.

Benefits

  • It is beneficial in hernia, constipation, appetite spleen and liver disorders.
  • It gives rest to heart and makes it strong.
  • It purifies blood.
  • Thyroid gland becomes strong.
  • Very helpful in uterine disorders.

Precautions:
People suffering from eyes, ear, nose, heart related diseases, HNT, should not practice this asana.

Shirsasana:

Meaning: in this asana you stand upside down on your head. So it is called as shirsasana.

Procedure: Sit down on the floor with the support of your palms; keep the knees stretched out and touching the ground. Entwine both hand and fingers in each other. Along with the entwined hands and forearm form a triangle and keep it on the ground. Now bend forward and keep your head in between the triangle formed. Now stretch your leg straight now slowly bring both the legs near the body, lift the palms from the ground with your knees and stomach should touch. Now with support & balance stretch and straighten your thighs and legs. Your knees will be inverted, now your knees will be straight and stand upright on your head.

Benefits

  • It helps digestive system.
  • This strengthens the tendons of the body as well as endocrine glands are healthy and balanced.
  • This helps the brain circulation and increase memory power.
  • This asana overcome the eye disorders and your hair gets black and healthy & strong.
  • This helps in sore throat, liver and spinal disorders.

Precautions:
HNT, perforated ear and heart disease people should not practice this asana.
People suffering from cold and cough are prohibited.
People suffering from constipation are prohibited.

Gomukhasana:

Meaning: the shape of the body becomes like that of the face of cow. So this is called as gomukhasana.

Procedure: First spread your legs and stretch. In this asana we sit in such a way that one leg is resting above another leg and both ankles are at the side. The right leg is folded and kept near the left buttock region and the left leg is folded and kept near resting one above the other. Now take the right hand and bring it behind the back and later the left hard is also brought and entwine fingers of both the hands tightly.

Both the arms should be straight. The spinal cord should be straight, head should be turned towards one side and eyes should be closed.

Benefits

  • The upper part of chest, shoulders, neck and the spinal cord muscles are usually tensed and this helps in good strong. Tendons and muscles get strong.
  • This is helpful in diabetes mellitus, spondylytis, insomnia, sleep disorders, emaciation and reproductory system related disorders.
  • It increases the lung capacity. This is helpful in males having B P H.
  • This is helpful in thighs and muscles by strengthening them and making them strong.
Mudras:

Meaning of mudra: Bandha and mudhra has 3d place in hathayoga. The nishpathi of word mudra have enolved from the addition of "ek" pratyaya in dhatu "mudraharshe". Its meaning is "prasamnadayini sthithi". In yogic granth, the meaning of mudra has taken in the form of specific bhavabhivyakthi by angas.

Definition of mudra: The specific position or state of combination/association of asana, pranayama and bandha by which a person can achieve spiritual consciousness is called mudra.

Objective of mudra:
According to spiritual science, the objective of mudra and bandha is to achieve kundalini power. Practice of hathayoga is also said to have same motive. Apart from this, a yogi can control the internal organs and maintain the endocrine glands of the body. The secretion of which makes the body and mind of yogi strong. The stability in practice of mudra is mentioned in gheranda samhita.

"Mudraya sthiratha chaira"

Yoga mudra:

Yoga mudra is made up of two words i.e., yoga +mudra. This practice helps in awakening of kundalini. So it is known as yoga mudra.

Procedure:

At first sit in padmasana position. Here, the pressure of both heels of foot exerts on large intestine and sacrum (last position of back bone). The neck and back bone should be straight. Now move you’re both hands backwards and hold the wrist of right with left hand. Take deep breath and slowly bend forward with exhaling. Then try to touch your forehead on ground. And after sometime breathe come back in to previous position with inhaling.

Precautions:

While practising mudra, one should not touch the ground with jerky movements.
In the beginning, practice should start slowly.
Initially one should not try to bend more forward, taken by practicing flexibility will increase.
Initially, one should stay in same position for 5-10sec, and then slowly increase the duration. Practice this mudra 3-5 times.

Benefits

  • Diaphragm will become strong with the practice of this mudra.
  • It maintains all the abdominal organs stability.
  • It strengthens nervous system, especially lumbosacral nerves.
  • It helps in curing constipation.
  • It is helpful in disorder of reproductive system.
Viparithakarani mudra:

According to geranda samhita, positions of the surya nadi exist in nadhi mula (navel). And chandranadi exist in talamula (Hard palate). Those who Consume nectar by surya nadi which is secreted by Chandra, become free from death. That means, one should practice to join surya and Chandra nadi (moving prana surya in upward direction and Chandra in downward direction). This process is called viparithakarani mudra.

Procedure:

The meaning of viparithakarani is:-" your body stay in reverse stage rather than normal".
First lie down in supine position; keep your hand facing ground near to your body. Now relax your body and lift your both legs joining together slowly in upward direction with slow inhalation. Now try to tilt your legs towards head, keep them straight and give support to lower back near to hip with hands, keeping near to body. Now inhaling lifts the both legs upward, and keep eyes and legs should be in straight line.
Now close the eyes and concentrate on manipuraka chakra. At last inhale and hold your breath and come in supine position slowly.

Precautions:

Those are having, high blood pressure, heart disease; thyroid disorders should not practice this mudra.

Benefits

  • Cold, cough and throat infection cure
  • Overcome respiratory related disorders
  • It increase digestion powerv
  • Cures constipation
  • It maintain the blood circulation in brain specially pineal gland, pituitary etc
  • It gives mental studyness.
Bandhas:

Meaning of bandha and definition: Bandha word means tying or makes it contraction. By this, the specific point of body is being interlocked/tied. So that the impulse this is known as bandha. Similar to other yogic practice, bandha helps in improvement of personality. It gives good effect on physical and mental level.

Swami Satyanand saraswathi definition: Due to bandha, it passes through thoughts and soul vibration and effects on chakras.

According to paramahamsa nirajanand: By practice of bandha, one feels atma power. It one practice bandha for long time, it gives good effect on mental activities.

Types of bandha:- 1) Molabandha 2) Jalandara bandha 3) Uddiyana bandha

Molabandha:

Meaning of mola root and meaning of bandha is contraction/ inter looking. Here mola word has many meanings. Such as mooladhara chakra residing place of kundalini, base of backbone or perineum etc.

"Adhoghatimapam vai urdhranga kurunthe balath
Akunchnon tam prahurmotbndh hi yoginah"

Normally, due to this apanavayu is forcefully made to more in upward direction in yogi. It is called as moolabandha.

Meaning: The meaning of mola, the last region of genital organ. Meaning of bandha contraction means contract the perinea/vaginal region. This is molabandha.

Definition:
According to swami vivekanand:
This is mola of all bhutas. That means canter of universe. In this thought is controlled.

Definition:
According to swami kavalyanand:
It is the practice of contraction of anal, sphincter, muscle for stability.

Procedure:
Sit in padmasana/siddasana. Keep both palms on knees, close eyes and relax complete body. After that take deep breath, than do kumbhaka and pull muscles related to muladhara chakra upward direction. Now maintain the contraction. Now be stable in this position as for as hold your breath. After that, loosen the tendons by relaxing the contraction.

Awareness
While practicing bandha, awareness should be of concentrating on breathing. And awareness should be there on contraction site of moladhara pinda if bandha is done.

Benefits

  • With this bandha, physical, mental and spiritual benefits are achieved.
  • Maintain the reproductive and excretory system.
  • It increases the digestion power and prevents constipation & haemorrhoids.
  • Useful for asthma, bronchitis and arthritis disorders.
Jalandhara bandha:

Meaning: It is made up of three words, means
Jala : - group of grivaghat nadis
Dhar: - pulling upward
Bandha: - contraction/interlocking
To interlock the group of nervous by pulling upward direction situated at the neck region which passes to brain from body and body to brain. This is known as jalandhara bandha.

Procedure: Keep your back and neck straight. Sit in meditative postures. Keep your hand in chin mudra and close your eyes & keep your body relaxed. After this, breathe slowly through both nostril and hold it.

Concentration (dhyana) We have to concentrate on vishuddhi chakra.

Benefits

  • Maintain the functioning of thyroid and parathyroid gland. We can achieve control on our breathing.
  • Brain receptors become strong.

Precaution:- Neck pain, heart disorders patient and hypertension patient should not practice this mudra. Patients who have vertigo symptoms should avoid.

Uddiyana bandha:

Meaning: Uddiyana means lift up inside, upwards. So that it can help in the movement of prana in upward direction, that"s why it is called uddiyana bandha.

Procedure: This bandha can be performed in sitting as well as in standing posture. In sitting position the person has to be in meditative posture. The palms on knees and body should be erect and then take breathe deep within and then leave fast & take your stomach inside as much as possible in the upward direction and try to stick your stomach to your back. In the end ribcage looks as if it has come out, stomach is fully inside. Try to hold this position as long as possible and then leave it slowly. Along with this jalandhara bandha can be done.

To do this asana in standing position spread your feet apart for about 1inch apart and then let your body loose then slowly breathe in and breathe fast in a rush and bend forward slightly. Keep both the palms on the knees and then the stomach pulled inside as the above and according to your resistance hold it and then leave it.

Concentration Concentrate on nabhi chakra.

Benefits

  • The following are the benefits gained by doing uddiyana bandha.
  • In this the whole digestive system gets affected. All the digestive disorders like indigestion, appetite, constipation etc. This bandha increase the digestion power.
  • Sympathetic and parasympathetic system gets stimulated by this bandha.
  • It stimulates the manipura chakra.

Precaution:- The people suffering from heart disease, colitis, hernia and peptic ulcer should not do this bandha.
Pregnant women should not practice this bandha.
One can practice this bandha on empty stomach.
In the starting should not do more than 3 times and increase slowly.


Yoga therapy

Yoga-chikitsa (Sanskrit) or Yoga Therapy has never been very easy to define, largely owing to the depth and breadth of the subject. And yet, simply stated, Yoga Therapy could be called a system of health care that helps treat human indispositions as naturally as possible, to alleviate pain and suffering through set of exercises, both physical and mental.

The very popularity of yoga among the common people is due to this, apart from the spiritual and therapeutic aspects. The classical texts of Yoga tell how to improve one’s health by using various techniques of Yoga like Yama, Niyama, Asanas, Kriyas and Pranayamas as well as the Bandhas and Mudras.

One of the classical texts of Yoga, Hatha pradipika explains about the food systems explaining in terms of Pathya and Apathya foods. These are nothing but the agreeable and non agreeable food. This can be applied either for Practitioner or to the common people who wants the healthy life. Because it gives one to aware about selection of the right food. Similarly the Yogasutra of Maharshi Patanjali tells us about the Yamas and Niyamas explain about the cleanliness of the body and mind by both internal and external forms. This helps one to get good physical and mental health.

Yoga has the curative, preventive and Promotive aspects and these are very helpful in the field of Yoga therapy. Therapy by using various techniques of Yoga is based on the various theories like Tridosha theory and Panchakosha theory. These theories are very helpful to understand the various disorders of the Human being. For example the tridosha theory helps to know about which dosha is predominant in a patient and the practice of Yoga helps to bring equilibrium in those doshas. Similarly the Panchakosha theory helps to one to know about the disorder is related to mind or body as it explains about Pranamaya Kosha and Manomaya Kosha etc.

Approach of yoga therapy

Contrary to modern medical science that tries to identify the pathogenic factor (be it a toxic substance, a micro-organism, or metabolic disorder) then eliminate it, Yoga takes a totally different point of view. It holds that if a person is sick there must be a deeper reason behind it ­ which illness doesn’t arise by chance. It is the result of an imbalance, a disruption in the body-mind complex that creates the condition. Here the symptoms, the pathogenic factors, are not the issue. Yoga believes that the root cause lies somewhere else.
How is yoga therapy done?
The six steps of Yoga for overall well being:

Right Posture
Asanas A set of postures that tone up the muscles and internal organs, revitalize the system, create overall awareness of the body and its function and help tranquilize the mind. They also energize and stimulate the body’s major endocrine glands. And by toning up the internal organs, they also prevent and cure many an illness.

Right Breathing
Pranayama A set of simple breathing techniques that slowdown and normalizes breathing while simultaneously exercising subtle influences on the entire system.

Right Cleansing
Kriyas A set of easy and effortless hygienic procedures that draw the attention to the affected areas and buttress the body’s own cleansing mechanisms.

Right Diet
Balanced Yogic Diet Most, of not all, illnesses are in some way linked to wrong food habits. A slight modification in dietary habits can rehabilitate the entire system.

Right Relaxation
Shavian A relaxing asana done several times as part of the Yoga program. A process designed to soothe both mind and body. Yoga holds that tension is disease (i.e. a state if unease) and relaxation is health. To this end the whole eightfold path of Yoga is to purify the body mind complex.

Right Mindset
Meditation is a technique used to stabilize the mind, increase concentration and will power, balance cellular and chakra energy and develop one-pointedness.

All these, if performed together and consistently, help rid oneself of a variety of psychosomatic disorders. Which is why, every yoga therapy session should include all these practices. They help eliminate the aggravated toxins from the system, balance the tri-doshas and stimulate the essential biochemical substances in the affected organs.

General Improvement through Yoga

The scope of application of yogic practices for health and fitness has been increasing day by day. Yogic practices can be used as physiological and psychological procedures for psychosomatic fitness. Yogic practices are also helpful to get perfect health and fitness and thereby improving the performance in various activities. The functional integration at the level of Spirituo-psychosomatic development can be achieved by the Yoga.

Yoga can provide not only the health of the body but also experiencing the sense of well being of the senses, the mind and the soul simultaneously. All Yogic practices including Yamas, Niyamas, Kriyas - the purificatory procedures, Asanas, Pranayamas and Meditation etc. are prescribed with the purpose of conditioning the body and mind and this to achieve a harmonious development of the human personality.


Professional yoga course

Theory Syllabus

  • Introduction to ashtanga yoga
  • Pathanjali yoga sutra
  • Panchamahabta
  • Shadrasas
  • Panchakosha theory
  • Eight libs of ashtanga yoga
  • Mudras and bandhas and its effects on body
  • Kriyas
  • Yoga life style
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Yoga therapy (chikista) with the help of ashtanga yoga on following systems:
    Effect of yoga on cardio vascular system (Hypertension), endocrine system(Viz. Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus), excretory system(Viz. Constipation), respiratory system(Viz. Bronchial Ashtma), nervous system(Viz. Depression), digestive system, reproductive system, Musculo-Skeletal system(viz. backache, arthritis, spondylitis, sciatica)

Practical Syllabus

  • Therapeutic asanas
  • Postural benefits
  • Breathing techniques as per ashtanga yoga
  • Purification techniques - neti, dhouti, basti, nauli, trataka, kapalabhati
  • Surya namaskara with chanting
  • Chandra namaskara with chanting
Duration :
3 weeks
Course Contact Hours :
6 hrs per day
Course Fee :
INR 45000 $ £ €
Accommodation
Rs. 15000/- $ £ €
Meals
INR 3000 (3 meals in a day) $ £ €

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Dates of commencement of the course 2017- 2018 :

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09-07-2018
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12-11-2018
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