Mastery of Breath and Mind

Module 02
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Chakra Yoga TTC (25Hrs)

According to Yoga philosophy and science, we are all energy and within us there are multiple frequencies which vibrate and affect us on emotional and physical level. This is now being studied and contemplated by western science. These centres of energy are the chakras.
Chakra means "spinning wheel or vortex" in Sanskrit. According to yoga, these chakras are a convergence of energy, ideas, feelings and the physical body. The endocrine system and the neurological system are two key components via which chakras interact with the physical body. Each of the seven primary Chakras covered here is linked to one of the seven endocrine glands as well as a specific nerve group.
During this training, you will learn how these chakras work, how they affect the functioning of various organs in the body and how to use yogic practices to unblock any blockages that may be preventing us from reaching our full potential.

Course Highlight

Philosophy and Origins of the Chakra System
Chakra symbology and its purpose
Meaning and function of each Chakra
Mantras and elements associated with each Chakra
Chakra and the Endocrine System
Yogic practices (asana, mudra, bandha, pranayama, shatkriya) to balance each Chakra
Tools for structuring and sequencing a Chakra focused class

Yoga Psychology TTC (25Hrs)

Yoga is a branch of positive psychology which encompasses the theory and practice of cultivating a positive mindset, thought process, behaviour and overall approach to life. Yoga beautifully explains how the human mind's conditionings are the source of life's troubles. Yogic teachings provide us tools to reverse these past conditionings, transforming a negative state of mind into one of calm and contentment. With repeated practice, anyone can experience this shift.
This course will cover a wide range of topics connected to our behavioural patterns, workings of the mind and how to develop a more positive and balanced outlook.

Course Highlight

Causes and physiological impact of stress, anxiety, anger & depression?
Relations between eastern and western psychology
Study of Nervous & Endocrine System
Sympathetic vs Parasympathetic Nervous System
Yogic Psychology
  • Concept of pain and suffering
  • Meaning and purpose of life
  • Yogic perspective on the mind
Study of the teachings of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, Bhagavad Gita, Karma Theory, Trigunas, concept of Purushartha
Relevance and importance of yogic practices in modern lifestyle

Pranayama TTC (15Hrs)

Pranayama is one of the eight limbs of ashtanga yoga mentioned in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras, implying it to be an essential step on the journey to enlightenment. Your breathing pattern has an important part in your attention and physical abilities, whether you're doing yoga positions (asana) or grounding activities (also known as meditation).
Our breath directly influences our nervous system, which controls our fight or flight, rest and relaxation responses, as well as our respiratory, cardiovascular, and digestive systems. Simply put, the way we breathe affects almost everything.
Daily stressors, anxieties, lifestyle choices and habits, on the other hand, often develop physical and energetic barriers in our bodies. Due to this, breathing becomes increasingly shallow or stilted without us even realising it. We create unconscious breathing patterns that impede the passage of breath and Prana throughout time. As a result, a large number of people suffer from abnormal breathing patterns and are unaware of their condition.
During this course, you will develop a greater grasp of the fundamentals of breathing, focus and grounding practices, as well as how they affect the body and mind. You will also learn tools and techniques to efficiently bring the teachings of pranayama into your classes.

Course Highlight

Introduction to pranayama
Meaning of pranayama
Importance of Pranayama in yogic lifestyle and practice
Pancha Kosha - the Pranic Body
Relevance of pranayama in spiritual context
What is Prana and types of prana
Four aspects of pranayama
Types of Pranayama - Heating, cooling and balancing pranayama practices
Pranayamas practices as per Tridosha
Benefits and contra-indications of Pranayama techniques
Respiratory system and impact of Pranayama on respiration
Neurological benefits of pranayama
Psychological benefits of pranayama
How to effectively practice and teach pranayama

Meditation TTC (15Hrs)

Meditation is not separated from life. It is a culmination of a purified and sattvic life. Yoga is meditation and meditation is yoga. However, for most of us the realisation of this concept and then its application into our everyday living can become quite challenging. The thought of stillness of a seated meditation practice can be quite daunting. But, did you know that mindfulness, a step to yoga can be observed even beyond your yoga mat?
This course will lead you through numerous grounding practices to help you prepare for meditation. Through the theory and psychology of meditation derived from ancient Indian wisdom, such as the Bhagavad Gita, Patanjali Yoga Sutra, Hatha Yoga, Vedas and stories of enlightened saints and masters, you will explore and examine the principles and practises of meditation. You will learn techniques for honing your personal practice and guiding your students on their spiritual path.

Course Highlight

Meaning of Meditation and its origins
Meditation explained in various texts
Fundamental principles of meditation
Meditation and Neuroscience
Styles and techniques of grounding practice (popularly known as Meditation)
3 bodies - physical, astral and causal
Prana and Pancha Prana
Role of Asana, Bandha, Mudra, and mantra chanting
Seated, moving, embodied grounding practices
How to structure a class, voice modulation and speech