Himalayan Yoga Academy

Education & research Foundation
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Himalayan Yoga Academy offers Yoga & Ayurveda Lifestyle Course. Yoga is the science of self-realization whereas Ayurveda is the knowledge of Life. Both sciences work to harmonize the five elements in the body and as well balances the tridoshas. Both sciences help to unite the body, the mind and the souls. Ayurveda is a wellness practice that originated in India and is about 5,000 years old. Ayurvedic medicine seeks to create a healthy strong body through a series of diet, exercise and lifestyle practices, including sleep and mindful living. It includes Dinacharya, Ratricharya, Ritucharya.

Yoga is essentially a spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science, which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body. It is an art and scince of healthy living. The word 'Yoga' is derived from the Sanskrit root 'Yuj', meaning 'to join' or 'to yoke' or 'to unite'. Yoga is not a religion, it is a way of living that aims towards a healthy mind in a healthy body. Man is a physical, mental and spiritual being; yoga helps promote a balanced development of all the three. Other forms of physical exercises, like aerobics, assure only physical well-being

How To Apply Yoga Philosophy In Daily Life
  1. Apply it to every facet of your life. It's called wisdom for a reason. ...
  2. Always remain calm. When you perform breathing and pranayama exercises, first thing is to remain calm. ...
  3. Channel your energy. As you practice you are met with a situation, unlike any other physical exercise. ...
  4. Be constructive. ...
  5. Seek the divine.

According to Ayurveda, every human being is a unique phenomenon of cosmic consciousness, manifested through the five basic elements—Ether, Air, Fire, Water and Earth. Vata—a combination of ether and air, pitta—a combination of fire and water, and kapha—a combination of water and earth, are called the tridosha. These are the three humors or the three organizations of the body, which are also derived from consciousness. Each individual constitution or psycho-somatic temperament is determined by the relative proportions of these three doshas at the time of fertilization. When the embryo is formed, the constitution is determined. There are seven basic constitutions with one or more doshas predominant according to Ayurveda. They are: vata, pitta or kapha predominant, vata-pitta, pitta- kapha or kapha-vata predominant and vata-pitta-kapha in equal balance, a rare occurrence.

  1. Techniques, Training and Practice:

Prayer: Om chant, Mantra prayer and Chanting
Jogging: Subtle exercise, Dynamic (warm-up) exercise, Spinal exercise and Suryanamaskar (Traditional and integrated form both)
Satkarma: Dhauti, Basti, Neti, Nauli, Tratak and Kapalbhati, Sankhaprakshalana (Master Cleansing)
Panchakarma: Vaman, Virechan, Vasti, Nasya,
Asana (postures): Meditative postures, Relaxing Postures, Balancing Postures, Fitness maintaining Postures, Inverted postures.
Body Alignment in Yoga and Yoga safety guidelines
Mudra, Bandha and Pranayama (Breathing Ethics)

Yoga Nidra (Yogic Sleep) and Dhyana (Meditation) 
The way of Eating on the Ayurvedic principle
Analysis of Dosas on Chart

  1. Basic Health Science- Anatomy, Physiology, Health, Illness and Vitals

Constituents of Human Body: Cells, Tissues, Organs, and Terminologies;

A system of Protection and Movement of bones, joints, muscles, Flexibility, Efficiency, Body Alignment,
A system of Intake of raw materials and the elimination of e.g Digestive, Respiratory, Excretory;
Communication and Immune system-Cardiovascular, Nervous, Endocrine, Lymphatic:
Spiritual anatomy and physiology: Pancha kosa, Chakras, Physical and spiritual Nadis, Kundalini power etc.
Hypothalamus and major Hormones; Immune organs and their functions and yogic concern;
Reproduction and Reproduction physiology and karma
Sympathetic and para-sympathetic neuro-body co-ordination and yogic concern;
Health and Illness, hygienic yogic practices, yoga educational goal

  1. Basic Yogic Science-Philosophy, Lifestyle and Ethics:

Total Duration: 40 Contact Hours
The brief study of yoga philosophies and traditional texts:  Meaning, Definition and History of Yoga, Biography of some yogic  Rishis such as Lord Shiva, Patanjali;
Brief introduction  of  the Yoga Sutras, Hatha  Pradipika and Gherand Samhita;

Yoga & Ayurveda Lifestyle

Forms of yoga: Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Gyana yoga, Dhyana yoga, Mantra yoga, Hatha yoga, Ashtanga Yoga
Yogic Lifestyle: Day Regimen, Night Regimen and Seasonal Regimen
Ethics: Yama (social ethics): eg. Ahimsa (non-violence), Satya (truthfulness); Asteya (non-stealing),
Aparigraha (non-possessiveness), Bhrahmacharya (Celibacy)
Niyama (individual ethics): eg.  Shouch (purification); Santosha (contentment), Tapa (tenacity), Swadhyaya (self study), Ishwor pranidhan (self surrender to god)
Concepts of Dharma and Karma
Yogic Aahara  / Sattvic Food, Rules of healthy food habits

  1. Basic Ayurveda Science-Principles, Constituents, Svastha Vrittam, Diagnosis and Local herbals: 

Introduction of Ayurveda: Meaning, Definition, History
Basic Principles: Panchamahabhoota and Tridosa and Triguna Theory; Tridosa abd Triguna Theory
Analysis of Tridosa: Dosa, qualities and seat, Types of Vata, Pitta and kapha Prakriti: Vata, Pitta and kapha Costitution and Assessment Chart
Svastha Vritta: Dina Charya, Ratri Charya and Ritu Charya
Aharakarma: Svabhava, Samayog, Samskara, Matra, Desa, Kala, Upayog Dhaatu and Mala: Sapta Dhatus and Trimala
Dravya Guna: Sapta Padartha, their classification
Vyadi: meaning, causes, effects
Local Herbal: Basil, Garlic, Ajwan Seed, Sesame, Amala, Ginger, Yasti madhu, Mint, Alovera, Black salt, Cloves, Cumin, Coriander, Fenugreek, Turmeric, Lemon
5. Panchakarma - Purva Karma and Pradhan Karma:
Total Duration: 50 Contact Hours
Meaning and Principles-   Sodhana,samana and Brmhana
Snehana (Oileation)- Body Abhyanga (Massage), Shiro abhyanga (Oil Treatment)
 Sveda Vidhi (Sudation)- types of sudation (Producing perspiration)  Vamana , Virechana, Vasti (Medicated Enema), Nasya (Nasal Medication), Detox Dietetics,

Daily Schedule

06:00 am – Wake up and Ushapan (Early Drinking water)
06:30 - 07:00 am – Jala Neti (Nasal Cleansing) and Herbal Tea

07:00 - 08:45 am – Bhakti Yoga (Prayer/Chants), Warm up exercise, Suryanamaskar,Yogasana, Bandha, Pranayama, Shanty Path (Peace Mantra)

09:00 - 10:00 am – Breakfast and Herbal Tea
10:00 - 11:30 pm – Rest/ Pack, Sauna / Shower/Rest
11:30 – 01:00 pm - Concluding and Feed Back session
01:00 - 02:00 pm – Lunch and Herbal Tea
02:00 pm – Check Out

06:00 am – Wake up and Ushapan (Early Drinking water)
06:30 - 07:00 am – Jala Neti (Nasal Cleansing) and Herbal Tea

07:00 - 08:45 am – Bhakti Yoga (Prayer/Chants), Warm up exercise, Suryanamaskar, Yogasana, Bandha, Pranayama, Shanty Path (Peace Mantra

09:00 - 10:00 am – Breakfast and Herbal Tea
10:00 - 11:00 pm –Therapy- 1,
10:30 to 01:00 pm - Theory and Practical Class
01:00 - 02:00 pm – Lunch and Herbal Tea
02:00 - 03:00 pm – Nature/Village/Temple/ Monastery visit, walking or Self-practice
02:30 – 05:00 pm - Theory and practical class
05:00 - 05:15 pm – Herbal Tea
05:15 - 06:45 pm – Bhakti Yoga (Prayer/Chants), Spinal Asana/ Suryanamaskar;

Yoga-nidra, Mudra, Dhyana Yoga (Meditation)
07:00 - 07:30 pm – Dinner and Herbal Tea
07:30 - 08:30 pm – Bhakti Yoga (Prayer/Chants),

Trataka (Concentrated Gaze) and Discussion 08:30 – 09:45 pm – Evening walk, Vajrasana, Self-study & Practice
10:00pm – Bed Time (Lights out)

Before 02:00 pm – Check In; Room Arrange and Rest
02:30 – 03:30 pm –Sauna – Steam OR Swimming Pool (Only in Summer)
03:30 – 04:30 pm Introduction Session

05:00 - 05:15 pm – Herbal Tea
05:15 - 06:45 pm – Bhakti Yoga (Prayer/ Chants), Spinal Asana/ Suryanamaskar; Yoga-nidra, Mudra, Dhyana Yoga (Meditation)

07:00 - 07:30 pm – Dinner and Herbal Tea
07:30 - 08:30 pm – Bhakti Yoga (Prayer/Chants),

Trataka (Concentrated Gaze) and Discussion 08:30 – 09:45 pm – Evening walk, Vajrasana, Self-study & Practice
10:00 pm – Bed Time (Lights out)

What's included?

  • Accommodation; Attached Bathroom with Hot & Cold shower
  • Sauna & Steam; Swimming Pool (Only in Summer)
  • Towel and slippers
  • 3 vegetarian or Vegan meals daily (Cultural Food on Festivals & Rituals)
  • Daily herbal tea as mentioned above
  • 2 Yoga sessions per day including yoga mat
  • Drinking water
  • Pick up and Drop off
  • Library of yoga literature
  • Pick up

What's not included?

  • All excursions out of the centre including meals taken off-site
  • All personal expenses
  • Extra meals (available at an extra charge)
  • Laundry (available at an extra charge)
  • Extra Therapies (available at an extra charge)
  • Check out time 2 pm.