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Yoga Teacher Training with Ashtanga Vinyasa Flow

11 Apr 2021 HYN Himalayan Yoga Academy

Ashtanga Vinyasa

Yoga Teacher Training on Tradition and Modern views with Ashtanga Vinyasa flow

Our Yoga teacher training programs apart from guiding an individual to become a Yoga Teacher serves other purpose too. A very good benefit of our Yoga course that is being held in Nepal and India is that the people will really experience living a Yogic Lifestyle. A healthy routine involving waking up early and experiencing deep silence of Yogic Life begins. Doing Jalaneti and kapalbhati kriyas , Prayer, Yoga Asanas, breathing exercises and pranayama will help to detoxify, rejuvenate and give a sense of well-being to us and keep silence of evening meditation. Then, a healthy breakfast will help to purify the body, calm the mind and balance our bodily requirements. Our Yoga course is a blend of discipline, ethical, fun, relaxation and recreation.Here We discuss Ashtanga Vinyasa flow.

How the day goes on:

The Yoga Teacher Training course emphasizes on self-awareness, self study and self-discipline by giving you time limits to accomplish your personal tasks. Morning cleansing practice, herbal tea and morning yoga session and then will be breakfast.  Apart from this there is time for recreation where you have a chance to connect to yourself and relax. Sauna, Oil treatment, music healing will be for relaxation. You have free time a full day off on Mondays. On these days you can do recreational activities visiting cultural places, world heritage sites, relaxing on nature, morning walks etc. Class schedule of day starts from Jalaneti and herbal tea, 7 to 8:40 mornings Yoga class of Prayer, Suryanamaskar, Yogasana, and Pranayama, etc.;  11:30 am to 1 pm Philosophical class;  3:30 pm workshop class;  5:30 pm will be evening Yoga class of Pranayama, Mudras, Yoganidra, Meditation; 7:30 pm Trataka and discussion.

Study, learn, do and share Yoga!

Our Yoga teacher training emphasizes on Yoga philosophy and therapeutic Yoga as well, which can help you to look at life with a broader perspective and encourage you to challenge your weaknesses and illness. You will get the opportunity to learn Sanskrit words, mantras, meaning and sense of it; sacred texts e.g. Yoga Darshan, Hatha Pradeepika, Gheranda Samhita, and  Bhagavat Geetaa. You will be learning so many different aspects of life and Yoga that will help you to look deeper into yourself and help you to discover your inner potentials and explorations.

Discovering a new path of life & sharing the knowledge with others!

You will be learning to impart this knowledge to various groups of people in the Yoga methodology class. The greatest benefit for many will be when they realize that they want to bring this spritiual and hoilistic education for other people around them. With all this knowledge of Yoga, you can go ahead to help and uplift people’s lives. The postive change that you have experienced will be worth sharing with other people. There are so many different people like senior citizens, teenagers, parents, children, people with health problems, corporates and proffessionals, householders etc. that you can help.

Traditions of Yoga

There are different traditions of yoga, which correspond to specific emotional and mental capacities or preferences. Generally, seven such branches are distinguished:

HATHA YOGA: is the “Forceful Yoga” aiming at liberation through physical transformation

MANTRA YOGA: is the “Yoga of Potent Sound” aiming at liberation through the recitation (aloud or mental) of empowered sounds (such as om, hûm, ram, hare Krishna, etc.) – often considered an aspect of Tantra-Yoga.

LAYA YOGA: is the rhythmic path of Yoga. It happens throughout the purity of body and mind.

RÂJA-YOGA: is the “Royal Yoga” aiming at liberation through meditation, which is for practitioners who are capable of intense concentration. Literally Raja yoga is aim of Yoga attained by easy way of yogic practice.

JNÂNA YOGA: is the “Wisdom of Yoga” aiming at liberation through the steady application of higher wisdom that clearly discerns between the real and the unreal.

KARMA YOGA: is the “Action Yoga” aiming at liberation through self-transcending service.

BHAKTI YOGA: is the “Devotional Yoga” aiming at liberation through self-surrender in the face of the Divine.

DHYANA YOGA: Dhyana (Meditation) is the final tool or device of Yoga. Any schooling of Yoga, there is meditation part as the major key for yoga practice mentioned in all texts like Bhagvat gita, Samkhya Yoga, Yoga Darshan, Shiva Samhita, Goraksha Samhita,  Hatha Pradipika, Gheranda Samhita and so on.

TANTRA YOGA: is the “Continuity Yoga” aiming at liberation through rituals, visualizations, subtle energy work, and the perception of the identity (or continuity) of the ordinary world and the transcendental Reality.

Kundalini Yoga: Kundalini Yoga is a part of Tantra Yoga and one of stage of all types of Yoga. Any types of Yoga ultimately hit on chakras and energy follows throughout nadis. It is itself totality of yogic path.

Ashtanga Yoga: – Ashtanga Yoga is concise pattern of wholesome yogic practice. It is totality of Yoga as a modified form sorting of beginning stages to higher stages. Ashtanga Yoga,  the eightfold path of Patanjal Yoga Sutra, is also called “Classical Yoga”.

What does Vinyasa mean?

The term vinyasa is a composition of two words. Nyasa has several meanings like “to place”, “special order”, and “attention”, “and vi, which means “specially”. Vinyasa has many meanings in the Sanskrit language, however, in the context of yoga, Vinyasa can be best interpreted as

Special way
Special order
With attention

It is often interpreted as a practice with a theme or purposes consisting of poses linked and associated together. Vinyasa, written with lowercase, usually refers to the progression and continuity between the asanas. In Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, the fluid transitions from one pose to the other, the famous jump-backs and jump-throughs are referred to as vinyasa.

Fundamentals of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga

Breathe: The most important part of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is the system of breathing which should be rhythmic and deep-felt from your throat with inhalation and exhalation from the nose. The sound of breath has to be like a sleeping baby makes that is hissing sound. The breathing felt from the throat is called Ujjayi ( Sanskrit word) breathing which means victorious breathing.

Vinyasa: One of the unique parts adjoined and assimilated with Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is vinyasa: the synchronization of flow of the posture. It offers you to practice with the continuous and rhythmic flow which supports you to adjust with new posture on the one hand. On the other, it creates more heat on your body which exits toxins out of your body through the medium of perspiration as well as of breathing.

Bandha: The third quint-essential part of Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga is bandha means a lock. The lock of your throat through lowering your chin slightly while raising the sternum is called Jalandhara Bandha. The squeeze of your abdomen, 2 inches below the navel center is called Uddiyana Bandha, the third one is Mula bandha which is also called root lock at the pelvic floor.

Drishthi : The fourth requisite of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga to achieve its optimum benefits is drishti which means to look or gaze at the certain object with the full concentration. The look should be soft. Basically, the focus of your eyes goes to nine points which are as follows:

  1. Angushtha Madhya Drishthi( Thumb)
  2. Agna Chakra Drishthi ( the point between the two eyes brows: Third Eye)
  3. Navi Chakra Drishthi ( Navel Centre)
  4. Nasagrai Drishti( Tip of the nose)
  5. Hasthagrai Drishthi( Hand)
  6. Padayograi Drishthi( Toe)
  7. Urdha Drishthi ( Up to Sky)
  8. Parshva Drishthi( Far to the side)
  9. Samadristhi( Straight ahead)
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