Yoga Teacher Training: Registered Yoga School – Happy Yoga International
Yoga Philosophy: history & origin of yoga
Yoga is a Sanskrit word that means ‘union’. Expounded by the great Indian Rishi Patanjali over 2200 years ago, Yoga is one of the six Hindu philosophical thoughts which seeks to unify the body, mind and soul and helps the person realize his true self.
The root of Yoga has been found in the Rig Veda as follows:
युञ्जते मन उत युञ्जते धियो विप्रा विप्रस्य बृहतो विपश्चित…
Seers of the vast illumined seer yogically [युञ्जते, yunjante] control their minds and their intelligence…
— Rigveda 5.81.1
Katha Upanishad also recommends Yoga as a path towards self-realization:
यदा पञ्चावतिष्ठन्ते ज्ञानानि मनसा सह ।
बुद्धिश्च न विचेष्टते तामाहुः परमां गतिम् ॥ १० ॥
तां योगमिति मन्यन्ते स्थिरामिन्द्रियधारणाम् ।
अप्रमत्तस्तदा भवति योगो हि प्रभवाप्ययौ ॥ ११ ॥
Only when Manas (mind) with thoughts and the five senses stand still,
and when Buddhi (intellect, the power to reason) does not waver, that they call the highest path.
That is what one calls Yoga, the stillness of the senses, the concentration of the mind,
It is not thoughtless heedless sluggishness, Yoga is creation and dissolution.
— Katha Upanishad, 2.6.10-11
If you wish to connect with your true self and realize your Atma Swarup or Soul, Yoga is the way. Yoga is a direct, yet complex system of physical as well as spiritual practices that will purify your body, mind as well as spirit and lead you towards ‘self-realization’.
We, generally, get swayed by our senses, and consider the mind, senses, and physical body as our true self, and hence, identify with the desires, attachments and a sense of I, me and mine. Yoga proposes a system that only sees the soul (Purusha) or pure consciousness as the real self, and the rest of the physical body (Prakriti) as unreal or impermanent. Once, you realize this dualistic, you can attain liberation or Moksha.
Yoga’s goal is to lead you towards that state of pure bliss, or supreme consciousness that is beyond your mind, thoughts, senses, or physical reality. It’s the state of pure consciousness or ‘Brahma Swarup’ or pure bliss that is eternal and transcendental.
We, at Happy Yoga International, are happy to take you on this exciting journey towards contemplation, self-discovery and self-realization.
Our team of Rishikesh Yoga experts carries years of experience and practice, which will guide you through every step and ensure that you reach the deepest vistas of your inner self. Acting as a spiritual guide, our expert will address all your doubts or questions that you might have during this spiritual escapade. They will cover not only the theoretical aspects but the actual practices that will lead you towards spiritual awakening or enlightenment.
Our Yoga Course essentially covers the following:
- Traditional sources like Yog darshan and Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika or Bhagavad Gita Study
- Yoga lifestyle, the principles of non-violence (non-violence) and the concept of religion and karma
- Ethics for Yoga teachers, such as teacher-student relations and community Understanding the importance of reading and teaching yoga as a service
- It is heartening to see that Yoga, despite being an ancient practice, has stayed relevant in the modern scientific era. Times have proven that Yoga is for all times and for everyone, irrespective of the person’s gender, age, religion, region etc. Yoga is for all and benefits everyone equally. Anatomy: Physiology & Psychology of Yoga practicesBefore anyone embarks on the yogic journey, it’s important to understand the dynamics of the human body and how we can prepare the body for the intense inner work we will do as per the Yogic science.Anatomy classes allow students to gain basic knowledge about the human body and its most important systems.
- General Studies and Comprehension with its Different Systems of Human Organisms
- Emphasis on the nerve, musculoskeletal and respiratory system
- The role of immunity and practices to increase its work
- Benefits and disadvantages of Yoga practicesTechniques, Training and PracticeYoga is part science part philosophy. On the most basic level, Yoga helps you connect with your soul, and also, it revitalizes and energizes the entire body. Yoga not only improves your physical health, but emotional, mental, and spiritual health as well. If practised in the right manner and intensely, Yoga will lead to self-realization and liberation, and your life will be transformed forever. But, even if you learn the Hatha Yoga, it will go a long way in uplifting your physical, emotional or spiritual health anyway. In a nutshell, Yoga is a man’s spiritual necessity.Yoga involves balancing and harmonizing the body, mind and soul. This is done through the practice of asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha, meditation, shatkarma and mantra, and must be achieved before a union can take place with the higher reality or superconsciousness.The course curriculum includes:
- Sanskrit Terms, Benefits and Contraindications of Asana
- Use of the breath and specific bodily gestures (Mudras and Bandhas)
- Study and practice of Hatha Yoga & AshtangaVinyasa – Primary and secondary series
- Breathing techniques to improve the respiratory functioning
- Maintaining natural breath – slow, rhythmic and diaphragmatic
- Breath regulation for stress-related problems
- Mantras with their respective voice modulations
- Self-observation at many levels either guided or by self
- Learning the connection between breath and meditative state
We also provide a comprehensive Yoga teacher’s training program which will make a certified Yoga Teacher or Practitioner helping people harness the benefits of Yoga. Our YTTC Program is all about creating an environment where learning takes place seamlessly and effortlessly. Teaching methodology of Affiliate Yoga Schools – Happy Yoga International enables its participants to grow as a Yoga Teacher in a systematic manner. It provides the necessary knowledge, tools and practices to work as an efficient and successful Rishikesh Yoga teacher.
The Yoga Teacher’s Training Program includes:
- Ethical guidelines for a Yoga Teacher
- Lesson plan and Sequencing of practices
- Class management
- Art of Demonstrations, Assistance and correction
- The concept of Alignment, at all the possible levels