Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Fish Pose for Back Pain Relief

Yoga Teacher Training School | Rishikesh Yog Dham 2015-2016.
August-2015.
This month is Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month. It is a condition with varying degrees of debilitating physical symptoms that can lead to depression and hopelessness. In the next two weeks, I encourage you to look around at those people in your life who are struggling physically and emotionally, and offer them a free 30-minute meditation session. 

 
Below is a suggested physical position that is used to take pressure off of the spine and to improve diaphragmatic breathing. We know, based on neuroscience, that breathing and meditation are powerful tools in managing our stress response and balancing mood. Please share the gift of yoga and empower those in need with some simple tools to care for themselves. And most importantly, practice this yourself. As we teach self-care, we teach love. As we teach love, we learn to love better.

Seated Upright Fish Pose
 

 
Set Up: Keep the chest inclined with a rolled up yoga mat, blanket, or pillow placed under the ribs, just below the armpits. I chose to

extend my legs after a long day of standing, but you may instead choose butterfly to open inner thighs, or try binding, wrapping legs with a blanket to stabilize the low back, pelvic floor, hips, and SI joint. This pose is used to improve digestion, and diaphragmatic function.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Yoga Asana to Relieve Acidity and smooth Digestion



 Four - Yoga asana to relieve from Acidity.


In our day to activity we always forget to control over our routine meal and sometimes we just follow our taste buds routine of eating junk food while partying or being with family and friends.Sometimes it cause and affect you hardly and your stomach get upset or you start finding air bag secrates the fluids and you are under acidic effect.Hatha Yoga School Rishikesh, India revealing you the facts behind some useful asana which offer you great relieves.

As It is believed that a vast number of diseases today result from our negligence toward what we eat, how we eat, when and in what amount we eat. One of the most common ailments that affect us is a form of indigestion called acidity where gastric juices are over-produced in our stomach. The over-secretion of the gastric juices can be very hazardous as they eat away the stomach lining, leading to gastritis and peptic ulcers.
Embarking on a yoga journey can be your first step towards better digestion. Through yogic techniques and dietary changes, you can control and even eliminate acidity, balancing the functioning of the digestive system and lowering the levels of stress, which is the cause of many diseases.
Supta badha konasana or reclined bound angle pose
Like many restorative yoga asanas, this asana is excellent to support your digestion. This pose relieves gas from the system and treats chronic acidity.
Steps to do the pose:
  • From badhakonasana or cobbler’s pose, lean backwards and get your elbows to the floor.
  • Now lower your back to the floor and hold this pose for a few minutes.
  • To come out of the pose, roll over to your right side and slowly sit up. You can use your hands as a support to get up.
Caution: Do not perform this pose if you are pregnant or have a shoulder injury.
Setubandhasana or bridge pose
The lining of our stomach is extremely sensitive, and acidity can erode the wall. Along with our lack of mindful eating, stress also affects our digestive organs. Therefore, de-stressing the mind becomes as important as strengthening our abdominal organs. Practise back bending postures such as setubandhasana to cool both your mind and your body.

Steps to do the pose:
  • Lie on the yoga mat with your back on it. Now bend your knees and keep your feet flat on the floor. While you do this, keep your arms by the sides of your body.
  • Breathing out, shift your weight to your arms and push your pelvis off the floor, toward the ceiling.
  • Keep your body lifted so that your neck and head still lie flat on the floor.
  • Hold this position for five steady breaths and slowly bring down your body.
Halasana or plough pose
Halasana is excellent in dealing with acidity. The asana helps you get a tranquil mind and body that can help control the secretion of gastric juices in your stomach and control acidity.

Steps to do the pose:
  • Lie flat with your back on the floor. Place your arms on the sides of your body.
  • Bend your knees and keep your feet flat on the floor. Now, gently raise your legs from the hips. You can place your hands on your hips for support.
  • Now bend your legs and try to touch the floor behind your head with your toes. Now straighten your hands, so they lie flat on the floor.
  • To return to the starting position, gently roll your back onto the floor.
Vajrasana
Performing this asana immediately after your meal can increase blood flow to the stomach and intestines and aid in the digestion process. By regular practise of this asana, you can clean your whole digestive system. Make a habit to sit in vajrasana 10-15 minutes after your meals. This pranayama will also aid in better digestion.

Steps to do the pose:
  • Kneel on a yoga mat and let the top surface of your feet touch the mat. Your heels should be pointing upwards.
  • Now gently sit with your buttocks on your heels.
  • Now place both your palms on your knees. You may close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.
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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Hatha Yog Pradeepika - Yoga Teacher Training India



By Swami Svatama Rama
Hatha Yoga Teacher Training School Rishikesh Yog Dham , India revealing you the study material and level 1, Yoga Alliance, Syllabus includes in 200 Hour Yoga teacher training india. Below is given the details with proper arrangement of derived Yogic Philosophy by the 1st Yogic verses complier Swami Sri Svatama Rama. Yoga students who wish to become yoga instructor to teach to worldwide can refer below learning pattern to develop Yogic Philosophy Knowledge.The requirement of Basic Yoga learning students as follows :  
Chapter – Ist
Total verses- 67
Nath panth and their masters
Purpose of hath yoga
Misconception about Raj Yoga
Two great Yogi of nath  tradition – (i)Matsyendra nath
                                                                    (ii)Guru Gorakh nath

Lineage of Maha Siddha’s-33
Eight major siddhis’
1.     Anima- The ability to become as small as atom.
2.     Laghima- The ability to become as large as universe.
3.     Mahima- The ability to become large as universe.
4.     Garima- The ability to become heavy.
5.     Prapti- The ability to reach any place.
6.     Prakamya- The ability to stay under water and to maintain the body and yuth.
7.     Vashistva- Control over all objects.’

Prana and Nadis according to Hath yoga

Hath yog pradeepika- forur chapters verses- 67, 78, 130, 114
The main contains of Hath yog Pradeepika.
1.      Asan
2.      Shatkarm and Pranayam
3.      Mudra and bandh
4.      Samadhi

Aims of Hath Yoga
1.     Purification of Body
Hath yoga is also known as the Science of Purification, not just one type of purification but six types. The body has to be cleaned in six different impurities. When you the body of these impurities. The nadis function and energy blocks are released the energy is moves live wave frequencies through the channel within the physical structure moving right up to the brian. Therefore we consider Hath Yoga as the preliminary practice of Tantra, Raj yoga, Kriya Yoga and Kundalini awakening process.
2.     Definition of Hath Yoga-
It is term Hath Yoga. Ha and Tha yoga combination of two beeja mantras. The Ha represents Prana,the vital force and Tha represents Mind the mental energy. So Hatha Yoga means the union of the pranic and mental forces. Prana shakti, the the life force and Manas shakti, the mental force are the two fundamental creator. When they interact with each other, when the interplay of these two shaktis takes place then the creation begins to unfold. When these two shaktis are separated from each other, or they dissolved back to their sources then creation is dissolved. That is the great Pralay, the total annihilation of matter.
All matter in this creation is alive. It is also conscious, therefore everything has potential consciousness and everything is alive. In yoga, life and consciousness are known as Prakriti and Purush.
Sushumna-Ida-Pingla- 
            Sushumna is the form of the Sun, Moon and fire. So it is three fold. It extends from the middle of the Mamda (mooladhar to the head). Inside here is Chitrini and Vajra nadies extends inside from male sex organ to the head. There is one more nadi is inside of vajra that is called Chitrini. She is as subtle as spider’s thread and pierces all the tubes. Inside her is Brahma Nadi which exists at the mouth of mooladhar.
1.      Gandhari- From the naval wheel (collection of Nadis behind the naval) to the left to right eye in front of Ida associated with sight and joins petal of Ajna.
2.      Hastijihva- From naval wheel to right eye in front of Ida associated with sight join
3.      Poosa- From the naval wheel to the right ear behind Pingla, associated audition.
4.      Yashaswani- Between Poosha and Saraswati running from the left big toe to the left ear, associated with auditions.
5.      Alampusha- Runs from the Kandasthma to the mouth.
6.      Kuhu- In front of Sushumna fewer down to the reproductive organs.
7.      Sankhini- Between Gandhari and Saraswati below Sahasrar and connect to Swadhisthan.
8.      Kurma- In the region of sternum bone. Stbilizes the mind.
9.      Payasvani – Between Poosha and Saraswati runs from the edge of the right ear to the right big toe.
10. Shura- From the naval wheel to the eyebrow centre.
11. Varuni- BetweenYashaswini and Kuhu, hows downward from the naval to Mooladhar.
12. Chitra- Flows down from the navel, associated with ejaculation.




Prana and Pranic Body
Prana and Mind-
            When Prana moves chitta (The mental force) moves. When prana is without movement, chitta is without movement. By this (Steadiness of prana the yoga attains steadiness and thus restrain the vayu (Prana).

There are five main Prana Vayu as –
1.      Prana
2.      Apana
3.      Udana
4.      Samana
5.      Vyana
Prana vayu – is also called the ‘inBreathe’
Apana – The ‘out breathe’ Samana the middle breath and Udana the upbreathe.

Prana vayu is inhalation.
Apana vayu is exhalation
Udana vayu the extension of Samana
Samana vayu is in the time between inhalation and Exhalation. (Maitri Upnishad)

From yogic point of view the most important vayu is Samana. It is related to Sushumna Nadi.
Prana – vayu is related to Ida nadi.
Apana – to Pingla nadi.

Prana vayu in the body –
Udana – Head and Arm
Prana – Chest
Samana – Stomach
Apana – Down to Naval Lumber
Vyana – Pervades the whole body.

Upprana (Subsidiary Prana)
1.     Koorm – Which stimulates blinking.
2.     Krikara – Which generates hunger, thirst, sneezing and coughing.
3.     Devdatta – Which includes sleep and yawing.
4.     Naga – Which causes hiccups and betechiy
5.     Dhananjay – Which lingers immediately after death to discompose to body.


Sequence of Hath Yoga

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vFk uknkuqla/kkue~~H;klkuqdeksa gBsAA        1@56] gB;ksx iznhfidk

Asana, the varities of kumbhaka, practices called mudras and concentration on the inner sound (Nada) comprise the sequence of Hath Yoga.

,oekluoa/ks’kq ;ksxhUnzks foxr Je%
vH;lsUukfMdk”kqf)a eqnzkfniou fØ;keA            1@55] gB;ksx iznhfidk

In Hath the sequence is Asana first then Pranayama, Mudra, Bandhas, Lastly one should site guilty in a meditative pose and concentrate on a symbol. If the inner sound can be concentrate on that.

Hatha yoga
Six purification systems of body and mind.
1.     Dhauti – Antar (Internal) dhauti, vat dhauti, Varisar dhauti, Vahinisar

Yam, Niyam
Yama -
1.     Ahimsa – Non violence
2.     Satya – Truth
3.     Astey – Non steling
4.     Brahmcharya- Continence
5.     Kshma – Forgiveness
6.     Driti – Endurance
7.     Daya – Compassion
8.     Humanity –
9.     Mitahar – Moderate diet
10. Shauch – Cleanliness

Niyama –
1.     Tapa – Penance or austerity
2.     Santosh - Contentment
3.     Astikyam – Belief (faith)
4.     Dana – Charity
5.     Ishwar Poojanam – Worship of God.
6.     Siddhanta Stravna – Listening to the recitation as sacred scriptures.
7.     Hri – Modesty
8.     Mati – A discerning intellect
9.     Japa – Mantra repetition
10. Hutam – Sacrifice

Tradition
1.     Sri Kamta Nath – Lakulisa – He has four disciples – Kusika, Garg, Mitra, Kaurusya.
Tantra Literature –
1. Pasupata – By Shiva himself,
2. Agamanta – Shaivism,
3. Shaktisma – Dkshina (Right handed), Vama (Left handed), Madhyama (Three Guna – Satvik, Rajsik, Tamsik)

Tantra Practices – Esoteric practical methods
1.      Puja (Homa)
2.      Abhishek
3.      Diksha
4.      Yajna
5.      Making  - line Shiva temple, sacrificial attar

Saktism Practicals –
1.     Mantra Shakti
2.     Nada
3.     Prana

Panch Makaras –
1.     Madya – Wine, Nector
2.     Mansa – food, flesh
3.     Matsya – Fish, Nadis Ida, Pingla and Sushumna
4.     Mudra – Physical, Spiritual
5.     Maithuna – Spiritual unity by knowledge.     Union with cosmos.    Physical sexual intercourse.

vH;kl oSjkX;kH;ka rfUujks/k%       1@12

They are controlled by means of practice and non attachment.

r= fLFkrks ;Ruks·H;klA           1@13
To establish there we have to do intensive effort of yoga discipline.

Lk rq nh?kZdkyuSjUr;Z lRdkjkslsforks n``<+HkwfeA        1@14
A long time, continue with respect practice firraly grounded.

n`’VkuqJfod fo’k;for``’.kL; o”khdkj laKk oSjkX;            1@15
Non attachment is self mastery what is seen or heart.

rRija iq#’k[;krsZ xq.k oSr``’.ke~~      1@16
Allert knowing that (Brahma or self) ones interest or disease shall be cease for ever about creation.
fordZ fopkjkuUnkfLerkuqxekr leizKkr%   1@17
Concentration or Samadhi – Four kinds
fordZ & Examination,  fopkj& Discrimination, vkuUnk& Joyfull peace, vfLerk& I ness or individual soul,

fojkeizR;;kH;kliwoZ% laLdkj”ks’kks·U;       1@18
fojke& Stop, non attachment, izR;;& Past impression, knowledge by practice,

J)k&oh;Z&Le`fr&lekf/k&izKk     1@18
J)k& Faith, oh;Z& Zeal, enthusiasm, Le`fr& Good memory,

rhozlaosxkuk;klUu%       1@21

bZ”oj izkf.k/kkuk}k        1@23
Concentration – By surrender to God.
Dys”k deZ foikdk”;Sj ijke`’V%
iq#’k fo”ks’k bZ”oj%A               1@24

r= fujfrk; loZKRo chte~~      1@2
l losZ’kke xq#% dkysukuoPNnkr   1@26
He is the teacher of      teacher.

rL; okpd iz.ko         1@27
The word which express him is om. The word must be repeated with meditation upon.

oTTk;LrFkZ Hkkouke~      1@29
The word must be repeated with meditation upon.
O;kf/kLR;ku la”k; izlkn
L;kfojfr HkzkfUr n”kZukyC/kHkwfedRoku ofLFkRokfu    1@30
Sickness; Mental; Laziness; Doubt; Lack of enthusiasm; Craving for senso Pleasure; False perception; Despair causual by failure to concentrate and unstudiness

Tantra
1. Agama – Revelation
2. Nigama – Traditional
3. Tanra is the culmination of the esoteric Science of Vedanta and Sankhya.
4. It is the attainment of spiritual
5. It combines with ultimate reality of Brahman and Shiva
6. The validity of the world as an expression of Shiva and Shakti.

The main of Tantra –
The Tantra arounds the idea of bring about the union of two principles – one male and
The other female.

The two type ritual

Extorir – The tantric sadhna (practice) rituals ascendeny over the forces of Nature
Esoteric rituals – These rituals are mainly yogic practices. It means aim or being the the union of two principles shiva and Shakti.

The main Tantric Teachers –
1. Shiva + Shakti
2. Nath tradition

Practical –
1. Nyasa – Bhut Shuddhi – Pranayama dhyan and mantra reception
2. Exoteric rituals to get Mastery on Nature forces perfections
3. Esoteric – Yogic practice (kundalini awakening)

Homa – offering foods for diety. They accept only subtle part of food
Abhisheka (Spiritual bath)
Diksha
Yojna
Yoga

Dakshina (Sudha Pure)
Ashuddha- Impure
Vama

Tantra Philosophy
Human being nature – 1. Man has tendency to enjoy no renunciation.
2. Enjoyment and renunciation are combined
3. Ultimate object of human life the identification with god through love.
4.  Tantra preach the motherhoodof god and glorification of the woman
5. Woman body is symbol of godess
6. duality to non duality
7. Animality to divinityto get mahasukha great bliss
8. Tantra is system, method discipline that which act on physical vital and mental balance. It is a mutual coordination f Kama, Yoga,Mana, and bhakti. It is inner purifying process through advaita Mana, Purest bhakti and love.

Philophy
1. Dual to undual
2. Enjoyment and renunciation at a time
3. Identification with god or supreme
4. Aninality to divinity

Practical –

Bhut Shuddhi – Cleanliness – body, mind etc.
Bhakti – Puja (Payer)
Mantra
Yantra

Yoga seed to seed  Nada bindu nada
For Puja – Mantra diksha – Samana bath
Sandhya Tarpana – Pleasing fullfil by Kundalini awakening
Nasya – Imposition – Total tdentity with god Homa

Five fold worship – Snana, Sandhya, Tarpan, Puja, Homa

Punch makaras –

Five M
1. Matsya (fish)
2. Mansa (Meat)
3. Mudra (Food)
4. Madya (liquor)
5. Maithuna (Sexual intercourse)


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