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Teacher training program -yoga philosophy

the method of Ashtanga vinyasa yoga

  • Mysore style practice vs led guided class

  • The Vinyasa system, moving meditation flow

  • How to present yourself

  • The opening and closing Mantras

  • personal Ways of understanding

  • Explanation of the teachings, practice

  • Demonstration

  • Adjustment, assists, hands on touch

  • Existing injuries, limitations and health conditions

  • Pain

YOGA PHILOSOPHY

  • Definition of Yoga

  • Discipline of Yoga

  • The essence of Yoga

  • Foundations of yoga

  • Practice-Abhyasa

  • Non-Attachment-Vairagya

  • Eight limbs of Yoga

  • Five Yamas

  • Five Niyamas

  • Asana

  • Pranayama

  • Pratyahara

  • Dharana

  • Dhyana

  • Samadhi

Yoga is a breathing practice

TEACHING UJJAYI BREATHING

  • What is the ujjayi breathing and its benefits

  • yoga is a breathing practice

  • breath and the relationship to the nervous system

  • Contraindications , In physical terms and medical conditions.

THE FOUR STAGES

  • Conscious control breathing

  • Slow and deep breath

  • ujjayi sound breathing

  • STUDY OF PRANAYAMA (BREATH work) AND BANDHAS

    • The Mechanics of Breathing

    • Four Aspects of Pranayama

    • natural breathing

    • Abdominal Breathing

    • Thoracic Breathing

    • Clavicular Breathing

    • Full Yogic Breath

    • Nadi Shodhana

    • Bramhari

    • Bastrika

    • Kapalabhati

    • Sheetali & Sheetkari

    • Ujjayi

    • Moola, Uddiana, Jalandhara & Maha Bandha.

 
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YOga Anatomy, the body and the practice

Yoga ANATOMY

  • seven chakras

  • Relationship Between Mind, Body and Health

  • Tension vs. relaxation

  • Pain and Bodily functions

  • Attitude towards illness, the practice as medicine

  • practice for health & wellness

YOGIC MANAGEMENT OF DISEASES APPLIED TO

  • Cardiovascular System

  • Respiratory System ,Endocrine System

  • Digestive System ,Musculoskeletal System

    TEACHING THE DRISTI

  • Nine Dristis

  • Benefits of focal gaze, concentration, focus.

The qualified skilled teacher

TEACHING PRACTICUUM

  • balancing yourself teaching class everyday in groups or private

  • Demonstration of postures to class or private students, techniques and safe appropriate practices to access and exit the posture, its benefits and approved safe modifications.

  • Teaching time, voice presentation, length of class, discerning level of appropriateness based on class attendance and experience.

how to ADJUST and assists

  • Types of adjustments

  • When to adjust

  • Who to adjust

  • Safety considerations

  • foundation

  • Alignment

  • Breath

  • Touch

  • Adaptability

    TEACHING POINTS

  • giving directions

  • teaching points

    Feet, Legs, Breath, Focus and dristi, Indicators, Breath