Know more about Etymology of Yoga and Introduction to Yoga and Yogic practices, Brief introduction to origin, history and development of Yoga and Aim, Objectives and Misconceptions about Yoga.
Learn concept and definitions of Yoga in different Classical Yoga texts and great yogies such as Krishna, Patanjali, Vivekananda, Aurobindo and many more.
AYA courses are based on Yoga, Ayurveda, Tattva and Siddha, some of the oldest knowledge systems known to mankind, that recognizes the human body and nature as part of one closed system. course will consist of Yogic Texts, and Patanjali Yoga Sutra.
Yoga Ethics of Ashtanga Yama – Set of Don’t, Niyama – Set of Do’s, Asana, Pranayama, pratyahara, Explanation of Dharana, Dhyana and Samadhi
Learn the difference between Yoga Vs. Exercise in detail and understand how to practice yoga to avoid injury.
Theory of Yogic Practices, Asanas, Pranayama, Kriyas, and Meditation. Understanding of; Breathing Exercise, Joints & Loosening Exercise With Awareness, Meditative Asanas (Standing, Sitting, Prone, Topsy Turvy & Supine Postures), How to use breath in Practice, Concept of Stimulation & Relaxation, Understand Stress Points, Awareness, Sound Vibrations & Visualisation, Relaxation Techniques (IRT, QRT & DRT)
Basic understanding of Human Anatomy & Physiology including Musculoskeletal System, Nervous System, Respiratory System, Endocrine System and Digestive system and how Asana's effects on different system and glends.
Learn classic Hatha Yoga Shat Kriyas (cleansing Techniques) about its; imporance, General knowledge, classification and each techniques in detail.
Nostril: Jalneti (Water Cleansing), Sutraneti (Rubber Catheter Cleansing) Stomach: Vaman / Jala Dhouti (Vomiting), Shankha Prakshalan (Colon cleansing) Eye: Jatru Trataka (Shoulder Gazing, Jyoti Trataka (Candle Flame Gazing), Nauli, Kapalbhati, Basti.
Learn how to perform all Shatkriyas safely and its contradiction if its not done correctly. Learn how to use household items to prepare water and othe cleansing materials.
Practice classic Pranayama from basic to advance such as: Kapal Bhati – Hyperventilation Breathing, Abdominal Breathing, Chest Breathing, Clavicular Breathing, Full Yogic Breathing, Nadi Shuddhi (Alternate Nostril Breathing), Ujjai Pranayama (Hissing), Cooling Pranayama, Brahmari (Humming), Nadanusandhana (Sound Vibrations).
Learn in detail about Pranayama: concepts and definitions, Cleansing, Energizing Prana, Fundamentals of Physical and Energetic Anatomy, Pranayama, Meditation & Relaxation Techniques,Concept of Five states – Panchamahabhuta, 5 Building Blocks of Nature, About Breath & Senses, Pranayama & Its Relation to Meditation, About PANCHA (Five) Prana, About Nadis & Chakras, Application of Pranayama.
Combine Pranayama along with Mudras (Hand Gestures) and Sound / Mantra such as: Chin, Chinmaya, Adhi, Bhrama and five elements.
Bandhas consider advance practice which helps to strengthen the nervous system, Emotional Blockage, immune system, menstruation, depression & much more.
Special training in breathing along with preparatory practices such as Agnisara, Yoga mudra, alternate nostril brisk breathing to master Bandhas.
Apply to bandhas to asanas (posture), Surya namaskar (sun salutation) and any yoga flow and advance pranaya and meditation practces. Students will learn Moola Bhandha, Uddiyana Bhandha, Jhalandhar Bhandha, Maha Bhanda.
Meditation is a major part of Yogic practice; it is not only seen as nourishing the body but also the mind, intellect and inner balance. Students will learn Basis of Meditation, Theory of Meditative Yoga Practices, About Breath & Senses, Understanding MIND, Understand Pranayama & Its Relation to Meditation, About Panchakosha (5 Layers of existence), Basic Principles of Meditation, 5 Features of Recognition, Meditation and Stress.
Prashant is a master of meditation, students will learn a three techniques from simple Breath, OM, and Cyclic meditation. Those who would like to master different types of meditation in details such as Pyramid to the more difficult Dynamic meditation, Vipasana, Mindfulness, Chakra, Kriya, and mantra to recomend to joing Pranayama & Meditation Course.
Understanding and know more about Mantra and AUM, types of Japa /Ajapa, It is believed that chanting of Mantra creates spiritual light, which manifests around the practitioner like a halo and it also helps us reach higher states of consciousness.
We teach the correct pronunciation of Vedic mantras in Sanskrit and we teach Japa (chanting). The pronunciation is essential in creating a vibration working on our different bodies (subtle, physical & mental). We teach the purpose of the mantra for the teacher to know the effect and give the correct mantra & chant according to the specific subject & need, such as: better concentration, self love, more devotion, more strength & cultivating energy.
Students will learn basic mula mantra such as; AUM, Shiva, Gayatri, Maha Mitunjaya, Shanti path etc..
Ancient Yoga Academy in association with S-VYASA is the world’s premier Yoga Research University, India, globally recognized for its contribution in Yoga research over the last 40 years.
AYA offers flexibility that allows students to choose certification from Yoga Alliance.