Heart of Yoga Course Content

Asana

A. Yoga Chikitsa:
Ashtanga Yoga Primary Series
B. Asana Techniques – e.g.:
I. Hip-openers
II. Opening the Back
III. Lengthening hamstrings

Pranayama

I. Anatomy
II. Bandhas
III. Preparatory Kriyas
IV. Pranayama Techniques

Meditation

I. Four Internal Limbs
II. Mind
III. Nature of Thought
IV. Senses
V. Meditation Practices

Philosophy

A. Aims of Yoga:
Yoga Sutra Of Patanjali:
I. Sanskrit Chanting
II. Translation, reflection, discussion
B. Yoga practice in daily life:
I. Bhagavad Gita: reflection, discussion

 

Yoga Nidra

Deep Relaxation: a systematic practice inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation

Lifestyle & Nutrition

I. Diet
II. Kriyas
III. Additional practices
IV. Practising Yoga and living a normal life!

Yoga Anatomy

A. Intro. to Yoga Anatomy: Principles of Support and movement
B. Intro. to Subtle Energetic Anatomy


Reading List

Required Texts

  • Yoga Mala – Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
  • Light on Life – BKS Iyengar
  • The Heart of Yoga – TKV Desikachar
  • The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali – Sri Swami Satchidananda
  • The Bhagavad Gita – Eknath Easwaran (Arkana)
  • Srutiparampara – Chanting CD And Text (available only from us – €20)

Recommended Texts

  • Moola Bandha – Swami Buddananda
  • Key Poses of Yoga and Key Muscles of Yoga – both by Ray Long
  • Light on Yoga – BKS Iyengar
  • Hatha Yoga Pradipika – Swatmarama
  • The Upanishads – Eknath Easwaran

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