Distance Education: Basic Yoga Sadhana Training
8 months, 6 modules, 200 hour level.
THIS COURSE IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
course is based on the Yoga Sutras presented by Sri
Patanjali Maharishi and provides practical guidance on the
application of the sutras in everyday living. It is a Practitioner’s
Course which primarily aims at providing basic knowledge and experience
needed to improve the quality of one’s life. As a qualified
practitioner it acts as an introduction to the field of teaching
Yoga techniques, and is therefore classed as an introduction to
teaching and not a teaching qualification.
course consists of six modules to be completed within six to nine
months to provide a greater understanding and experience of the
first four limbs of Astanga Yoga, known as Bahiranga Yoga.
module is accompanied by a questionnaire sheet and study manuals.
Questionnaires are designed to allow students to test their knowledge
and stimulate dialogue between student and the tutor / mentor
to promote independent thinking.
Part One: NAMASTE & GUIDELINES
An introduction to the Integral Yoga Academy
of Australasia providing background information about the
Academy and the type of material being presented. It gives a simple
outline of the nature of Yoga disciplines and the impact. Also
included is the easy application of the ethical and moral safeguards
of Yoga and how eight forms of Yoga are amalgamated into one straightforward
Physical and mental safeguards when exercising; safe step-by-step
guide for all ages and fitness levels for stress-free mobilisation
of the body joints with quick reference chart to simplify practice;
anatomy, physiology and bone nutrition.
Three: MANTRA, YANTRA & MÛDRA
An introduction to Mantra and Sanskrit pronunciation using text
reference; introducing Yantra Yoga, a form of spiritual colour
therapy; introducing the language of Hastha Mûdra, the art
and language of mood creation using hand gesture.
Part Two: YOGA THERAPY FOR THE SPINE
The functional importance of the spine in Yoga disciplines; total
spinal health incorporating anatomy, physiology, nutrition, therapies,
postural work; foot massage and chiropractic guides; self-testing
spinal mobility, also included is a detachable quick reference
chart; detailed instructions for spinal exercising, toning and
realigning from the base of the skull down with detachable quick
reference chart; deep relaxation technique; guided practice schedules.
One: PROBLEM SOLVING
Simple physical and mental stress removal techniques; investigating
the nature and causes of stress; Karma and meditation.
Part One: SÛRYA NAMASKAR (Salute to the Sun Exercise)
Sûrya Namaskar is an internationally famous physical and
devotional exercise with a sun energy focus; it acts as a shortened
substitute flexibility / asana routine for those occasions when
there is insufficient time to follow the more extensive yoga routines;
detachable quick reference charts are included with the Mantras
specific to each of the 12 postures in the routine; each movement
affects one or more of the major psychic centres in the body;
Sûrya Hastha Mûdra, a special sun gazing eye-strengthening
exercise is also given.
Two: VEDAMATA GÂYATRI
Mantra Yoga of the famous Gâyatri Mantra; the story of Vedamata
Gâyatri; Yantra Yoga featuring a series of Yantras associated
with the sun.
Three: YOGA SUTRAS
This is a simplified interpretive translation of the classical
work on yoga originally written by Sri Patanjali Maharishi over
two millennia ago. This forms the base structure of the training
programmes of the Integral Yoga Academy.
Part One: CLASSICAL ÂSANA
How the “exercise” system of yoga is used to balance
hormones, generate benign neurochemicals, heal the body and remove
psychophysical stress; each postures is described according to
its individual function and how these asanas are put together
in sequences to promote good health and happiness; details of
how to do postures; the fourfold classification of the different
forms of Yoga Âsanas; how the asanas affect the psychic
centres of the body;
special Hand Mûdras to make yoga breathing easy; deep relaxation
to tone up the whole body and the nervous system; training programmes
with detachable quick reference charts.
Two: THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM
This provides an outline of the anatomy, physiology and nutrition
of the endocrine system; the association between specific postures
and endocrines; the relationship between the endocrines and the
Part One: PRÂNÂYÂMA (Yoga Breathing Exercises)
Anatomy and physiology of the lungs and the mechanics of respiration;
easy ways to control respiration using special yoga hand gestures
(Hastha Mûdras); therapeutic postures to improve breathing;
postural drainage to remove fluid from the lungs, especially helpful
to asthmatics; different techniques that are applied as part of
yoga breath-controls; special muscle contractions or “Bandhas”
used to direct energies in the various body and vital energy systems;
the technique of the Full Yoga Breath.
types of modification to make yoga breath-controls fully individually
effective; fourteen of the basic forms of Classical Yoga Breath-Control
Techniques; the five major energy-flow systems in the body; how
to control the energy-flow systems using Yoga Breath
controls, and special hand gestures (Hastha Mûdras); how
these controlled energies can be applied to improve physical and
Part One: ÂSANAS TO EXTEND THE BODY
The nature and function of extension postures; helpful and unhelpful
facets of these postures; using a wall as an aid to correcting
posture; balancing postures; safe and unsafe ways to do the postures;
quick reference chart; anatomy, physiology and care of the muscles;
causes of muscle damage; the R.I.C.E. method for treating injury;
nutrition for the muscles.
Updated: 16 October 2019