Program of Study

 

1. Philosphy and aim of Yoga

 

 

2. Our Masters

 

 

3. History of Yoga

 

 

4. Hatha Yoga (Kundalini Yoga)

 

• Hatha Yoga to prevent deasise

• Hatha Yoga for the general welfare

• Hatha Yoga prevents stress

• Where does Hatha Yoga come from 

• What is Kundalini Yoga and what is the source

• Explanation of Chakras and Nadis 

 

 

5. Asanas

 

• Setting up of a proper environment for class

• How to teach

• General pointers on teaching a class

• The Basic Rishikesh-Class

• The twelve basic postures & sun salutation

• Beginners' Course

• Advanced Postures 

• Yoga for Children

• Yoga for Older Citizens

• Yoga for Pregnancy

• Relaxation

 

 

6. Pranayama

 

• Abdominal Breathing

• Full yogic breath

• Anuloma Viloma

• Advanced Pranayama

 

 

7. Bandhas and Kriyas

 

• The six Kriyas: Jala and Sutra Neti, Nauli, Dhauti, Basti, Tratak, Kapalabhati

• The three Bandhas: Jalandhara, Moola, Uddiyana

 

 

8. Meditation

 

• What is Meditation?

• Notions about Meditation

• Meditation here and now

• Who is this „I“ who is meditating?

 

 

9. The Four Paths of Yoga

 

• Raja Yoga

• Bhakti Yoga

• Karma Yoga

• Jnana Yoga

 

 

10. Anatomy and Physiology

 

• The nervous System

• Respiratory System

• How breathing affects the posture

• Physical effect of the main postures

• Yoga and physical culture

• The eight systems of the body

• Digestive System

• Diet and nutrition

 

 

11. Nuitrition + Health 

 

• Why Vegetarian 

• Vegetarian for our Environment 

• Health reason for Vegetarian 

• Spiritual reason for Vegetarian 

• Food and Consciousness 

• Yogic Diet 

 

 

12. Karma and Reincarnation

 

• The law of action and reaction

• The law of compensation

• The law of retribution

 

 

13. Ayurveda

 

• Introduction into Ayurveda

• 3 Dosha concept

• The 7 Dhautus

 

 

14. Bhagavad Gita

 

• Detailed study of some key verses

 

 

15. Vedanta

 

• Detailed study of Adi Shankaras text Tattwa Bodha

• Introduction to Self-Knowledge