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Om Shanti Om Yoga School has designed this course to involve students deeply in the spiritual teaching and practice of traditional Hatha and Ashtanga yoga, breathing techniques, awareness, meditation and practical philosophy to utilize your body and soul in the world of yoga. You will learn proper adjustment of each posture how to practice and teach for beginner level to advance level.
The accommodation at Om Shanti Om Yoga Ashram includes spacious rooms with stunning mountain views. The ashram-based rooms, which are furnished with comfortable beds and cupboards, hot water bathrooms, and Wi-Fi facilities, are in close proximity to shopping outlets for your personal needs as well as to shopping centers, grocery stores, and restaurants.
An ashram is a peaceful place close to nature at in the foot of the surrounding hills. All rooms are fully ventilated and comfortable winter blankets are provided.
Ashrams usually represent a return to a simpler way of living, which is very different to a hotel. Generally there is a more communal atmosphere and often an expectation that guests will pitch in with whatever needs doing.
Students who complete the training are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT®).
The course is inclusive of relevant subjects to the yoga path of life such as yoga philosophy, yoga anatomy, yoga therapy, teaching methodology, Ayurveda class with nutrition and yogic diet, meditation, pranayama, Satsang class, and mantra chanting.
The class starts at 6 a.m. and finishes at 7 p.m. There will be three breaks for food, refreshment, and self-study. Each day you should attend all six classes, which comprise eight hours a day without fail. Attendance is taken seriously in this course. Classes will be from Monday to Saturday, Sunday is the rest day. You will have a retreat on Sundays.
You will be given one assignment test, one theory test, and finally one practical test in order to prepare you to be qualified as a yoga teacher in all the areas.
Asanas are yoga postures and the physical movements of yoga practice and, in combination with pranayama or breathing techniques constitute the style of yoga referred to as Hatha yoga. Traditionally asanas are positions, which make us fit and healthy all the way. In the yoga sutra, Patanjali describes asana as a "firm, comfortable posture", referring specifically to the seated posture, most basic of all the asanas.
Normally asanas will be held for an average of two or three minutes. Besides being held steadily they should also be held comfortably. No pain should be experienced while holding the posture or in the hours or days that follow. Hindu Shastras tell us of 84 lakhs asanas. A lakh being equal to 100,000, this brings the number of yoga postures to 8,400,000.
There are three types of asanas:
Pranayama is a Sanskrit word meaning "extension of the praa or breath" or "extension of the life force". The word is composed of two Sanskrit words: prana, life force, or oted particularly as the breath), and ayma, to extend or draw out. (Not "restrain, or control" as is often translated from yam instead of ayama). It is a yogic discipline with origins in ancient India.
Pranayama is traditionally viewed as a practice involving a lot more than just breathing for relaxation. It is a term having a broad range of meanings and connotations Pranayama is the foundation for our body because it refreshes our breathing system and makes fit our respiratory system. It is a term having a broad range of meanings and connotations. The sage Patanjali, in yoga sutras, defines pranayama as regulation of incoming and outgoing breath coupled with retention.
Despite all its popularity, today very few of us truly know what meditation is. Some regard meditation as the mental concentration on something; others consider that they meditate when they imagine something that gives them peace or satisfaction. All these methods have one goal: to slow down and, eventually, completely stop the incessant activity of our minds. These exercises are not really meditation; they are substitutes for meditation because it is normally very difficult to stop your mind altogether.
In reality, meditation is a state of thoughtless awareness. The real meaning of meditation is transforming your mind. By engaging with a particular meditation practice, you learn the patterns and habits of your mind, and the practice offers a means to cultivate new, more positive ways of being. With regular work and patience, these nourishing, focused states of mind can deepen into profoundly, peaceful and energized states of mind.
The word mantra has two parts; man, which is the root of the Sanskrit word for mind; and tra, which is the root of the word instrument. A mantra is, therefore, an instrument of the mind, a powerful sound or vibration that you can use to enter a deep state of meditation. A combination of certain codified sounds is a mantra. The correct chanting of mantras under the guidance of the Siddha (Guru) brings about the manifestation of thoughts and desires, and even of devs and devis.
It is originated from Ved, which was written by Lord Brahma. The teachings of the Vedas consist of various mantric chants or hymns cognized by different seers or rishis from the cosmic mind. The body gets effect from mantra chanting in a good way. It removes all the diseases from your body and keeps away your body from other negative energy.
The main philosophy of yoga is simple: mind, body, and spirit are all one and cannot be clearly separated. Yet there is a multitude of philosophical ideas developed by looking into the deeper dimensions of the body, mind, and spirit. Yoga is a set of spiritual practices but in itself is not an institutionalized religion, per se.
Hinduism is related to yoga through a common recognition of the Vedas as an authoritative source, and both Buddhism and Jainism share many of the core values of the yoga tradition. But classical yoga is best understood as a system of spiritual practice, rather than a particular religion.
Bandha is a term for the body locks in Hatha yoga, treated under the heading of mudra. Specific bandhas are mula bandha, contraction of the perineum, uddiyana bandha, contraction of the abdomen into the rib cage, jalandhara bandha, tucking the chin close to the chest, maha bandha, combining all three of the above bandhas.
From these, you will learn a short description of the few important ones. You can select that which suits you well and practice regularly. Cough, asthma, enlargement of spleen and liver, sex-sublimation, venereal diseases, consumption, chronic constipation, leprosy, and all sorts of incurable diseases are also cured.
Ayurvedic medicine is a system of traditional Hindu medicine native to the Indian subcontinent. Contemporary practices derived from Ayurvedic traditions are a type of alternative medicine. Ayurveda is a discipline of the upaveda or "auxiliary knowledge" in Vedic tradition.
The origins of Ayurveda are also found in the Atharvaveda, which contains 114 hymns and incantations described as magical cures for disease. Since then Ayurveda has stood for the wholesome physical, mental and spiritual growth of humanity around the world. Today, it's a unique, indispensable branch of medicine, a complete naturalistic system that depends on the diagnosis of your body's humors - vata, pitta and kapha - to achieve the right balance.
Yoga physiology is the description of the human body, its layers, and the energy channels running through it used in various yoga systems.
Kriya most commonly refers to a "completed action", technique or practice within a yoga discipline meant to achieve a specific result. Another meaning of Kriya is an outward physical manifestation of awakened Kundalini, such as a spontaneous body movement related to Kundalini energy flow. Kriya Shakti is "a power of thought," said to be greatly studied by yogis.
Purity of body encourages purity of the mind. Yoga has developed six cleansing techniques or shat kriyas for the purification of the physical body. Through these simple exercises, nature is assisted in the elimination of waste products and mucus. Many mental and physical ailments may be alleviated through the practice of kriyas.
The yoga teacher training will take place in Om Shanti Om Yoga Ashram. The school is located in Ram Jhula Rishikesh at Hotel Surya Palace.
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Three daily Indian vegetarian meals are served during the course. Meals are included in the price of this teacher training course. Participants will enjoy various kinds of Indian Vegetarian Cuisine and Yogic Diet as well as authentic Ayurvedic Herbal Tea.. All the food is cooked and served in sattvic ways, as food is essential for the practice of yoga and a healthy way of life. The menus are always varied, so you won't get tired of eating the same food. You will also have 24-hour access to filtered water, hot water or ice water.
Rishikesh is the place of sages. It is a celebrated spiritual town on the banks of river Ganga, located at an altitude of 365 meters above sea level; it is surrounded by Shivalik range of the Himalayas on three sides. Rishikesh is an ideal destination for those who want to dwell deeper in meditation, yoga, and other aspect of Hinduism. Rishikesh, has numerous yoga centers that also attract tourists. It is believed that meditation in Rishikesh brings one closer to attainment of moksha, as does a dip in the holy river that flows through it. International yoga week, which attracts participation from across the world, is held here, every year, in February on the banks of the holy Ganga.
Rishikesh is world famous for rafting and adventure. Rafting season starts from the month of March and ends in July. Rishikesh is also home to the 120-year old Kailas Ashram Brahmavidyapeetham, an institution dedicated to preserve and promote the traditional Vedantic studies.
There is an International Yoga Festival at Parmath Niketan Ashram every year. It is world famous gathering of many yoga learners from all over the world who came here to obtain more knowledge in yoga. Dont be surprised that in Rishikesh the world famous yogi, the great Himalayan yogi, Swami Yogananda Maharaj Ji, is in Rishikesh too, in who is currently residing in Himalaya and also world traveler.
One free Ayurvedic body massage is provided to pamper yourself in this retreat.
Jolly Grant Airport
Indira Gandhi International Airport
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Om Shanti Om Yoga School will send you personal taxi directly to Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to pick up you from the arrival gate. The charges of the taxi are on your own and approximately 3000 INR to 3500 INR for one way. The nearest domestic airport to the venue is Jolly Grant Airport (DED). Organizer offer to pick you up from this airport the return transfer is by your own self.
Take a bus from Kashmiri Gate bus station to go to Om Shanti Om Yoga School.
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