he course includes the following main practices and activities:
Preparatory practices including Sukshmavyayama, Breathing Exercises, Loosening Practices, Suryanamaskara or Sun Salutation, Asanas, Kriyas, Bandhas, Mudras, Pranayama, Dhyana or Meditation, chanting of shlokas, bhajans and patriotic songs and activities such as krida yoga, karma yoga activities, ananda sabha or happy assembly including presentations and skits, dramas and many more such activities which help a yoga practitioner grow from tamas to rajas to sattva and eventually to gunaathita sthiti or attainment
The Preparatory practices for Yoga Practices 1 include:
Grivasanchalana and Januchnchalana
The Breathing Exercises for this course Yoga Practices 1 include:
Hands In and out, Dog Breathing Exercise and Sasankasana Breathing Exercise
The Loosening Practices for this course Yoga Practices 1 include:
Joging and Twisting
Suryanamaskar or Sun Salutation in this course Yoga Practices 1 contains 12 counts.
The Asanas or the postures in this Yoga Practices 1 course include:
Ardahakatichakrasana, Trikonasana, Utkatasana, Sukhasana, Siddhasana, Mandukasana, Paschimotanasana, Adramatsyendrasana, Ardhasirsana, Bhujangasana, Pavanamuktasana and Mastyasana
Kriyas included in the Yoga Practices 1 course are:
Neti and Kapalabhati
Pranayama practices in the course Yoga Practices 1 include
Sectional Breathing, Abdominal Breathing, Clavicular Breathing and Full Yogic Breathing
Mudras include Cin and Chinmaya mudras
In this course, we learn the OM Meditation in the VYASA methodology
The course includes Bhakti Yoga and Karma Yoga shlokasangrahah or collection of chants.
The students are expected to develop a skit / drama based on their understanding of the shlokasangrahah. This will be presented in the Ananda Sabha or Happy assembly
One of the most important qualities that a student should develop is to ask questions. So, I encourage you all as your Course Coordinator to send all your questions that may arise in you. We will be quick to respond to your questions and facilitate your spiritual growth.