Weekends Diploma Course – June to May




Organizational Setup of the Aatmabodh Academy of Yoga, Ayurveda, Naturopathy Health Scientific Research Centre

The Aatmabodh Academy of Yoga Centre is a Registered Charitable Trust. It has a vision to impart the ancient therapeutic knowledge of Yoga, Ayurveda-Panchakarma and Naturopathy and educate people. Trust activities are guided by the Board of Trustees.

1. Shri Dinanath C. Chaturvedi – Chartered Accountant
2. Shri Satyanarayan M. Jhunjhunwala – Former Judge of Bombay High Court
3. Shri Devesh D. Chaturvedi—Chartered Accountant & MBA
4. Vaidya Shri Subhash A. Joshi- MD (Ayurveda) & Physician
5. Captain Rameshchandra J.Lad – Hon. Officer Commanding of Bombay City Ambulance corps.
6. Shri S. Padmanabhan Iyengar- Former commissioner Provident fund Mumbai.

Legal Adviser – Shri Sunil S. Jhunjhunwala
Auditor – M/s. P.Gupta & Co.
The objectives of the trust are implemented by The MANAGING DIRECTOR, SHRI PARMANAND AGGARWAL and his team.
Shri Parmanand Aggarwal started his career in YOGA from Vishwayatan Yogashram, Katra (J&K) in 1976 under the renowned Swami Dhirendra Brahmachari. Along with Yoga, he studied the complementary subjects of Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Homoeopathy. He has served Kaivalyadhama Yoga Health Centre Mumbai as a Secretary and officer-in-charge of Kaivalyadhama (Mumbai), Principal for Certificate, Diploma & Advanced Yoga Courses and has an experience of over a period of 37 years. Shri Aggarwal is a highly qualified, knowledgeable and experienced teacher of yoga in all its facets. He has been teaching yoga and has conducted several workshops and camps in India and abroad focusing on health and healing through yoga. He has been instrumental in creating a credible platform for his fellow Yoga followers through a number of national and international, seminars and conferences. A revered teacher and guide to his innumerable students, Shri Aggarwal has brought about a marked change in the lives of a host of renowned personalities and celebrities from all walks of life. His students have in turn become teachers and followers of Yoga and are preaching it across the globe. He has also compiled articles, notes many books on topics like: – Pranayama Sadhana Shibir, Back Care through Yoga –Bronchial Asthma and Respiratory disorders, Diabetes and its management, Notes on Shatkriyas, Asana, Pranayama & Others.

Shri Parmanand Aggarwal is an avid practitioner and preacher of yoga and he has dedicated his whole life in helping others through Yoga. He was one of the presenters at the recently concluded international Yoga Festival 2016 at Parmarth Niketan Ashram, Rishikesh (Himalayas) India.

The Aatmabodh Academy of Yoga Ayurveda Naturopathy health scientific Centre is running its activities in the premises of THE BOMBAY CITY AMBULANCE CORPS. Both the organizations are working in the field of preservation and promotion of good health and educating the people to save life.

YOGA is one of the most important facets of the Indian Culture. It has a living tradition of more than five thousand years. As a philosophy no doubt, Yoga offers a transcendental vision of reality but more important is the fact, that as a practical discipline, it is the most precise way to realize that vision. Though yoga is meant essentially for our spiritual development, it also emphasizes the fact that this development is possible only when the body and mind are healthy. The literal meaning of the word ‘Yoga’ is integration. It represents a process through which one learns how to live life in the most integrated way. It is a way, through which one ultimately reaches a stage of spiritual fulfillment. This becomes possible through a process of constant effort for identification and elimination of all the elements, which would lead to dis-integration. The health of the body and mind being the most important component of this integrated state; identification of all the elements causing ill- health and techniques for neutralizing their ill effects become an important concern in Yoga. Thus, Yoga has developed a unique system comprising of numerous physical and mental practices. It makes the body and mind work at their highest level of efficiency and also helps in the removal of all those factors which would reduce this efficiency. One level as a science of personal growth for spiritual experience can also be viewed at another level as science of Health and Healing. Unfortunately over the last few centuries, the essentials of Yoga got lost or got distorted by the indifference, ignorance and also by the wild superstitions prevalent in the society. The credit goes to many visionary persons like Swami Vivekananda, Shri Aurobindo, and Swami Kuvalayananda for retrieving it and presenting it to the world with new vigor and perspective.

AYURVEDA is a sub Veda of Atharvaveda which means the science of life. It has a tradition to balance and create harmony between mind, body and spirit, by preventing or curing any diseases, or ailments thus promoting a long and healthy life. It is a complete Holistic Medical Science, which has its own way of understanding a living body. As rightly said, it is balance of the three humors or
trigunas, seven components and well kindled gastric fire that will keep one healthy not only physically but also mentally.

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It describes the same in terms of Dosha (basic body energy), Dhatu (body tissue), and Mala (Excretory products). This science is based on the principles of five-element theory. For this purpose Ayurveda prescribes an excellent system of Panchakarma.

PANCHAKARMA – means purification of our systems through biological or natural means that rejuvenates the human being as a whole. It strengthens the immune system and removes vitiated doshas out from the body. It is Swedan, Vaman, Virechan, Nasya and Raktamoksana.

NATUROPATHY is a system of curing diseases as well as prevention of diseases by using natural resources such as Water, Air, Mud, Clay, Sunlight, and Natural food and Manipulation (MASSAGE). Naturopathy recognizes that body possesses ability to resist disease and has an inherent mechanism of recovery and self- regulation. Naturopathy recognizes that personal health, environmental health and community health are part of a whole. Naturopathy teaches us the best way to achieve optimum health, to adapt right life style, developing self- esteem and a positive attitude towards life, eating fresh, wholesome natural food, drinking plenty of water, exercising regularly, taking plenty of rest and sleep, getting plenty of fresh air and sunshine, learning to handle stress and preventing all negative influences of life.

Through Yoga one can bring equilibrium with body, breath, mind and soul.
Through Ayurveda there is balancing of Doshas, Dhatu and Malakriya.
Through Naturopathy healing, purifying and balancing the body fire through the Water, Air, Mud, Clay, Sunlight and Natural food.

Yoga, Ayurveda-Panchakarma and are the best sources for maintaining Arogya. These three form the base of the Aatmabodh Academy.

1. Daily Yoga Classes: – one to one in a group, under the supervision of well qualified Medical Yoga consultants (Doctor) and Yoga Instructors for maintaining the Arogya – good health or for getting specific assistance in the natural process of healing when they suffer from some disorder.
2. Special Sunday Group Yoga Classes for everyone who want to learn yoga but cannot come on week days.
3. Special Daily Group Classes on Pranayama and Meditational Practices for developing the spiritual life.
4. Two weeks -Pranayama Sadhana Shibir for developing a clear and rational understanding of Pranayama as per Patanjali Yoga Sutra and Hatha Pradipika text for reaching higher level of Spiritualty.
5. Two weeks – Arogyasharanam Workshop for treatment of various disorders. The focus is on developing a clear and rational understanding of various yogic techniques on educating the individual in identifying the unhealthy elements in their day to day life which contribute to their problems and helping them in correcting these factors.
6. Special Yoga Retreats on various topics.
TEACHING AND ACADEMIC COURSES:- Aatmabodh Academy of Yoga is offering on regular basis academic courses in YOGA, AYURVEDA –PANCHAKARMA & NATUROPTHY to educate people in the field of our Ancient cultural system. These courses are conducted in association with Ayush Medical Association India and affiliated to World Academy of Traditional Medical Science (Registered by State Government of Uttarakhand-Rishikesh)
1. Weekdays Diploma Course in Yoga, Ayurveda-Panchakarma and Naturopathy (Duration Nine Months) – June to February – Every Year
2. Weekend Diploma Course in Yoga, Ayurveda-Panchakarma and Naturopathy Saturday and Sunday
(Duration twelve Months) – June to May – Every Year
3. Certificate Therapy Course in Yoga, Ayurveda-Panchakarma and Naturopathy (Duration Nine Months) – August to April – Every Year
4. Certificate Course in Advanced Asanas (Duration Three Months) – February to April – Every Year
5. Certificate Course in Paranayama (Duration Three Months) – November to January – Every Year
6. Certificate Course in Traditional Mudras (Duration Three Months) – July – September – Every Year
7. Yoga Instructor’s course in Yoga: Only Sundays (Duration six months)

Salient features of the Courses –
* These courses have been devised for those who are not satisfied by mere technical knowledge of Yoga, Ayurveda and Naturopathy and are eager to know about its Philosophical and Psychological background, as well as why and how it affects the body and mind.
* The emphasis in these courses is given on developing a right perspective and understanding the Science and Art of Yoga, Ayurveda-Panchakarma and Naturopathy, through FIRST – HAND experience of right living in one’s own mind – body framework.
* These Courses are specially designed to educate people who are interested in becoming Indian or ancient culture learner in the field of Yoga, Ayurveda-Panchakarma and Naturopathy.

Weekend -DIPLOMA COURSE IN YOGA, AYURVEDA-PANCHAKARMA, NATUROPATHY In Association with Ayush Medical Association India & Affiliated to World Academy of Traditional Medical Science Rishikesh, Uttarakhand

* Diploma in Yoga, Ayurveda-Panchakarma, and Naturopathy has been devised for those who are not satisfied by mere technical knowledge and they are eager to know about its philosophical and psychological backgrounds, as well as why and how it affects the body and mind.
* The emphasis in this course is on developing a right perspective and understanding the Science and Art of Yoga, Ayurveda-Panchakarma and Naturopathy through first-hand experience of right living in one’s own mind-body framework.
* This course has also been devised to train who are interested in becoming YOGA TEACHERS and helping others through knowledge of Yoga, Ayurveda-Panchakarma and Naturopathy.

1. Duration of the Classes: ONE YEAR
2. Period: – 15TH JUNE TO 15TH MAY – EVERY YEAR
4. Timing: – Saturday: – 5.00 pm. To 8.00 pm.
* Practical Classes: – 5.00 to 6.15 pm.
* Break Time: – 6.15 pm. to 6.30 pm.
* Theory Classes: – 6.30 to 8.00 pm. Sunday: – 07.00am. To 12.00 Noon
* Practical Classes: 7.00 am to 8.30 am.  Break Time: 8.30 am. To 9.00 am.
* Theory Classes: 9.00 am. To 10.15 am. Break Time: – 10.15 am. To 10.30 am.  Theory Classes: – 10.30 am. To 12.00 Noon

Admission for the Diploma Course is available to Graduates or to persons holding Equivalent qualification of a recognized University. OR Completed the Certificate Course in Yoga from any Reputed Institute
COURSE FEES: Non –Refundable in any case
* Rs. 40,000/- for the entire course ATTENDANCE: 80% Attendance in the theory and practical classes is COMPULSORY DURING THE COURSE
MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION FOR THE COURSE: The medium of instruction for the course will be English and Hindi. EXAMINATION:  Theory, Practical and Viva examination from 1ST MAY to 15TH MAY  Only those students will be allowed to appear for the examinations who have 80% attendance in the theory as well as practical class. (PLEASE NOTE: NO REQUEST WILL BE ENTERTAINED FOR RELAXING THE ABOVE RULES.) CRITERIA OF PASSING: Students need to obtain 40% Minimum marks in each paper (Practical and Theory) and Aggregate 50% in total marks. AGE GROUP AND HEALTH STATUS: Any person can apply for the said course but candidates have to be of average health. COMMITMENT: This course requires complete and un-reserved commitment on the part of the student. Each program is adjusted within a very tight time-schedule and therefore requires from the student utmost regularity and punctuality. Before applying for this course, students are requested to make sure that their other commitments will not interfere with the schedule of this course.
Please Note: – Any request for the relaxation of rules to suit one’s other commitments will not be accepted.

MANAGEMENT RIGHTS: The Aatmabodh Academy of Yoga has full authority to change the Schedule and Program for the said course according to the circumstances. NOTE FOR THE NON-RESIDENTS OF MUMBAI: This course is a Non-Residential Course, so a request to all non-residents of Mumbai applying for the course to make their own arrangements for their accommodation.


Shri Parmanand Aggarwal Founder and Managing Director-Aatmabodh Academy of Yoga

Capt. Ramesh J.Lad Hon. Officer commanding of The Bombay City Ambulance Corps. and one of the Trustees of Aatmabodh Academy of Yoga

Lt. Sunil C.Kansara The Bombay city Ambulance Corps.

Mrs. Shilpa Joshi M.Sc( Analytical Chemistry), DY.T.C (Yoga)Kaivalyadhama

Dr. Ghanshyam Sharma M.D. (Ayurveda), D.Y.T.C. (Yoga)Kaivalyadhama

Mr.Rekhesh Jain Naturopath, Dr. Kaustubh R. Salvi Naturopath ND.PG Diploma in Bharatiya Sanskriti, Advanced Diploma in Yoga from Mumbai University, Dr. Richa Rastogi Nature Cure Physician, M.D. Alternative Medicine, Ph.D. in Yoga from Complementary Medicine – Colombo University, Dr. Abhijit A. Redij
B.A.M.S.(Ayurveda) ,  D.YEd.(Yoga) Kaivalyadhama, P.G.D.P.C.P.G.D.I.C.
Dr. Snehal Pathak – B.A.M.S., Diploma in Yoga Education Kaivalyadhama, P.G. Dip (Psychological Counseling)
Dr.Sharvari Abhyankar – B.A.M.S., P.G. Diploma in Yoga Education, M.A in Yoga.
Dr. Amrita Amit Jagtap. – B.A.M.S., M.D., PhD (Scholar) in Ayurveda
Dr. Gayatri K. Gohil B.A.M.S.,CCY(Yoga) Kaivalyadhama, Diploma in Yoga,Y.V.N., CCTYAN (Aatmabodh Academy of Yoga)
Dr.Anil More – B.A.M.S.,CCY(Yoga) Kaivalyadhama, Diploma in Yoga,
Mrs. Suchita Karnik – B.Com., Dip. In Yoga Education, Kaivalyadhama; M.A (Philosophy) Mumbai University
Ms. Hemali Thacker D.YEd (Yoga) Kaivalyadhama, Mumbai, M.A.Philosophy, Mumbai University  Ms.Trupti J.Rathod B.Hsc(Human Development) P.G.Dip (Psychological Counseling), D.YEd.- Adv.Course – C.C.Y.T. (Yoga) Kaivalyadhama and Diploma in Yoga and Ayurveda  Ms. Trupti R. Jain BMS, PGD-FM, CCY (Yoga) Kaivalyadhama, CCTYAN (Aatmabodh Academy of Yoga)

Dr. Samprasad Vinod, Director, Maharshi Vinod Yoga Research Institute, Pune  Dr. Nilen Shah, M.D. Orthopedic Surgeon, Mumbai

Dr. Anand Gokani, Diabetologist, Mumbai

Dr. Bhushan Kumar Upadhyay I.P.S.

Dr.G.S.Sahay, Ex- Professor, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala

Dr.M.M.Gore, Ex-Professor, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala

Dr. M.B.Bhole, Ex-Professor, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala

Dr. S.K.Ganguly, Ex-Professor, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala


Following Subjects will be covered in the course
1. PAPER – 1 Traditional Yoga – Pantanjali Yoga Sutra
2. PAPER – 2 Structure and Functions of Human Body and the effect of Yoga on them.
3. PAPER – 3 Ayurveda and Panchakarma
4. PAPER- 4 Naturopathy
5. PAPER -5 Role of Psychology in Yoga-Ayurveda and Naturopathy
6. PAPER -6 Hatha Yoga Texts: Hathapradipika, Gheranda Samhita, Shiv Samhita and Vashishtha Samhita
7. PAPER -7 Principles and methods of Teaching as applied to Yogic Practices
8. PAPER – 8 First Aid in human Life

SPECIAL WORKSHOP: Workshop on Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation

HOME –ASSIGNMENT: Time to time Home-assignment will be given to the students which they have to submit within a stipulated period.

TEACHING JOURNAL: All the students will have to maintain a Teaching Journal in the prescribed form, for teaching all the Yogic Practices.

Shudhi Kriyas
Meditation Practices
Mantra Recitations





1. The Indian Approach – 

    • Concept of Atman and Brahman
    • Vedic and Post Vedic period-
    • Various Darshanas and their common goal of self-realization.

2. The Science of Yoga –

    • Yoga for the removal of suffering- stage in historical development of Yoga
    • Various definitions of Yoga
    • Different schools of Yoga
    • Karma Yoga
    • Bhakti Yoga
    • Jnana or Raja Yoga
    • Hatha Yoga
    • Mantra Yoga
    • Laya,Yoga
    • Kundalini Yoga.

3. Evolution of Man and his world

    • Modern Viewpoint of Evolution
    • Yogic Viewpoint of Evolution
    • Concept of Three Shariras
    • Concept and Structure of Chitta
    • Functioning of Chitta
    • Four Awasthas of the Chitta
    • Five Bhumis of Chitta

4. The Psycho-Physiological Aspect –
A. Ordinary process of understanding: What is self, what is life, what is reality – Relationship as the essence of this reality – way of understanding this life – ordinary process of understanding – inadequacy of this process-need for the new approach for understanding the reality.
B. I-Process and Suffering: Basic drive for this search for security comes through the I- Process of self-Consciousness with awareness of “I” as separate entity – duality of I am / I am not – fragility of I .
Fundamental fear of insignificance and loss of identity –greed for self-expansion.
Futility of self –expansion leading to fear- greed cycle
Awareness of personal ‘I” as separate entity leads to constant suffering –transpersonal consciousness as the only way of ending this suffering.

5. Textual Basis of Yoga:- Patanjali Yoga Sutra
Concepts of Patanjali Yoga Sutra in relation to four Padas
(Total Yoga Sutra -195)
* Samadhi Pada = 51 Sutra
* Sadhana Pada = 55 Sutra
* Vibhuti Pada = 55 Sutra
*  Kaivalya Pada = 34 Sutra
Pada I – Samadhi Pada:-
* Definition of Yoga = Sutra 1 to 4
* Chitta Vritti = Sutra 5 to 11
* Vrittis – Samskara Chakra
* Vritti – Nirodha Through Abhyasa = Sutra 12 to 14
* Vritti – Nirodha Through Vairagya = Sutra 15 to 16
* Stages in the Yogic Experience = Sutra 17 to 18
(Concepts of Samprajnata and Asamprajnata Samadhi)
* Achievement by Birth = Sutra 19
* Achievement by Through Training = Sutra 20 to 22
* Ishwarpranidhana = Sutra 23 to 28
* Antarayas in Yoga Sadhana = Sutra 29 to 32
* Chitta Prasadana = Sutra 33
* Samapatthi and Samadhi =Sutra 34 to 51

Pada II- Sadhanapada
* Kriya-Yoga = Sutra 1 to 2
* Kleshas = Sutra 3 to 9
* Procedure for reducing the effect of Kleshas = Sutra 10 to 27
* Ashtanga Yoga = Sutra 28 to29
* Yamas = Sutra 30 to 31 and 35 to 38
* Niyamas = Sutra 32 and 40 to 45
* Vitarkas = Sutra 33to34
* Asanas =Sutra 46 to 48
* Pranayamas = Sutra 49 to 53
* Pratyahara = Sutra 54, 55

Pada III – Vibhutipada
* Dharana = Sutra 1
* Dhyana = Sutra 2
* Samadhi = Sutra 3 to 8
* Vibhuties ( Powers) = Sutra 9 to 55

Pada IV – Kaivalya pada
* Independence – Kaivalya = Sutra 1 to 34

Structure and Functions of Human Body and the effect of Yoga on Them
1. General consideration – Main characteristics of life activities- Organization of human body- inter-relationship between structure and function, between different functions and between internal functions and environment.
2. Concepts from Indian Sciences
o Sankhya theory of existential manifestation
o Pancha-mahabhuta
o Pancha-kosha
o Prana-Nadi-Chakra
o Chitta (Concept and function of Mind)
3. Systems consideration:
* Skeletal- System: – Its functions- factors responsible for the health of bones and joints – importance of spine.
* Muscular System: – Its type and function- good and bad posture- Yoga and physical exercise psycho-somatic connection.
* Nervous System: – Its main divisions- Brain and its functional characteristics –Autonomic system and Homeostatic mechanism- Biofeedback.
* Endocrine System: – Hormones – integration of all the body functions at neuro-endocrine level.
* Respiratory System: – Significance of respiration- Special features of different parts-mechanics of breathing in normal and in Pranayamic way- control of respiration- circadian rhythm of respiration and nasal function.
* Cardio-Vascular System: – Blood, heart and blood vessels- circulation and control of blood-pressure-lymphatic system and immunity.
* Digestive System: – Process of digestion, absorption and metabolism- Basal Metabolic Rate and Yoga.
* Excretory System: – Kidneys, Skin, Lungs, and Intestine as the excretory organs.
* Reproductive System: – Biological and emotional aspect of sex- sex as a creative energy – channelization of this energy by sublimation and not by suppression.
4. Effects of Kriya, Asana and Pranayama – a general overview

Ayurveda and Panchakarma
1. Brief Introduction to Ayurved
o History & Myths
o Definition of Swasthya
2. Concepts of Existence in Ayurved
o Tri-Dosha
o Sapta-Dhatu
o Tri-Mal o Trayopastambha  Aahar (Concepts in Ayurved & Yog)  Nidra  Brahmacharya-Sadvrutta
3. Concepts of Diet – Aahar
o Agni – Pachan
o Aam – the Root cause of most Diseases
o Ashta-aahar-vidhi-visheshayatanani
o Viruddha Aahar
4. Concepts of Lifestyle
o Dinacharya (daily routine)
o Rutucharya (seasonal variations)
o Dharaniya –Adharaniya Vega
5. Concepts of Diagnostics and Treatment
o Prakruti-Vikruti-Nidan
o NidanPanchak
o Chikitsa-Shodhan-Shaman
6. Concepts of Panchkarma Chikitsa
o Poorvakarma (Snehan, Svedana)
o Vaman
o Virechan
o Basti
o Nasya
o Raktamokshan
o Paschatkarma (Samsarjana krama)
o Ayurvedic Panchakarma and Yogic Shat Kriyas
7. Ayurvedic Home Remedies

* Brief Introduction of Naturopathy in reference to its origin, history and worldwide existence
* Concepts of five elements in Naturopathy
* Concepts of diseases and its treatments in Naturopathy
* Concepts of sources of treatments in Naturopathy therapy: –
* Water
* Air
* Mud-
* Clay
* Sunlight
* Manipulative (Massage)
* Natural Food

Mud –
* Mud pack on the Abdomen – Chest – Eyes
* Full body Mud pack
* Immersion Bath:-
* Spine Bath
* Foot Bath
* Katisnan- Hip Bath

Sun Bath – Colour Bath

Packs –
* Hot and cold Pack – Locally
* Hot and Cold Pack – Whole Body

Sweden – Steam bath – local and whole body

Massages –
* Massage with Oil (Kind of Oil) as per diseases
* Massage with powder
* Massage with Water
* Massage without Oil.

Natural Food:-
* As per the principal of Naturopathy
* Concepts of Diet Management
* Concepts of Juice Management
* Concepts of fasting

Role of Psychology in Yoga –Ayurveda and Naturopathy
1. Introduction to psychology
2. Human development
3. Role of emotions in human development
4. Personality & Behaviour
5. Yoga & Modern Psychology
6. Yogic lifestyle and stress management
7. Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Mind
8. Psychosomatic disorders and role of Yoga

Hatha Yoga Texts
* History of Hatha Yoga
* Traditions of Hatha Yoga Texts and Name of the Hatha Yoga Texts
* Important Hatha Yoga Texts
1. Hathayogapradipika 4. Jyotsna on (H.Y.P) 7.Vasisthasamhita
2. Gherndasmhita 5. Siddhasidhantapadhati 8. Sivasvarodaya
3. Goraksasatakm 6. Sivasamhita 9. Goraksapaddhati

Hathayogapradipika :-
* Period of Hathyogapradipika
* Author of Hathyogapradipika
* Characteristics of Hathyogapradipika
* Contents of Hathyogapradipika

Chapter – One: – 1 to 67
o About the Sadhak
o Ideal Place- Ideal Hut
o Do’s and Don’ts (Facilitator and obstructing factors)
o Introduction of Asana
o Ideal Season – Asana
o Mitahara and Foods
o Criticism of dress and preaches only
o Hatha – a way to Rajayoga

Chapter – Two: – 1 to 78
* Importance of Asana and food of Pranayama
* Relationship of breathing and mind
* Purification of Nadi’s, and Importance of Nadi’s
* Importance of Nadi’s Sodhan
* Perspiration due of Pranayama and its re utilization
* Right practice of Pranayama recommended
* Cleansing Processes – 6 Name and its Importance
* Processes of cleansing – Satkarmas
* Impotence and Results of Pranayama
* Kinds of Kumbhaka
* 8 Kinds of Kumbhaka
* Introduction and application of Bandhas during the Pranayama
* Classification of Pranayama
* Kumbhaka with reference to Kundalini
* Rajayoga vis-à-vis Hathayoga

Chapter – Three: – 1 to 126
* Kundalini as a support of all Yogic Practices
* Mudra for Kundalini arousal, piercing Knots and Chakras
* Ten Mudras for Kundalini Arousal
* Details and extra ordinary powers of Ten Mudras
* Mahamudra, Mahabandhmudra, Mahavedhamudra, Khecarimudra, Uddiyanabandha, Mulabandha, Jalandharabandha, Vipritkarnimudra Shajolimudra and Amarolimudra
* Synonyms and location of Kundalini
* Kanda-Shape –Size with reference to Vajrasana and Siddhasana
* Kundalini Chalana and effects
* Bhastrika after Kundalini
* 72000 Nadis can be purified through Kundalini
* Rajayoga with reference to Asana, Kumbhaka and Mudra
* Vayu practices and importance of mind
* Mudra confer Siddhi and Supernatural powers through practice of Mudra
* Guru imparts traditional knowledge of Mudra.

Chapter – Four: – 1 to 114
 Samadhi –Synonyms of Samadhi
 Explanation of Samadhi
* Rajayoga and Guru
* Susumna in relation with Asana, Kumbhaka and Mudra
* Vayu in susumna and Amroli, Vajroli and Sahajoli
* Liberation and dissolution of Prana and Mind
* Place of Practice and importance of Susumna
* Manonmani- Mind with reference to Prana
* Mind with reference to respiration and liberation
* Laya – with Sambhavimudra
* Unmani- with Agama and Nigama
* Ultimate Reality and Meditate on Atman only when Susumna is active
* Khecarimudra with reference to Yoganidra
* Nadanusandhana with 4 stage in yoga
* Arambha- Avastha- Anahat chakra
* Ghata –Avastha- Visuddhichakra
* Parichaya- Avastha- Visuddhichakra
* Nispatti – Avastha – AjnaChakra
* Bliss from Laya Yoga is Rajayoga
* Those who have no aim of Rajayoga are mere Hatha Practitioners and not Hathayogi
* Various Types of Sound
* Hatha & Laya for Rajayoga
* Liberation of Yogi passing 3 stage- Chitta Liberated
* Yogi Samadhi Experience
* Hypocrisy if no experience of Prana rising.
* Period of Gherandasamhita
* Author of Gherandasamhita
* Philosophy of Gherandasamhita
* On contents of Gherandasamhita

Chapter – One: – 1 to 59 – About the Text and Satkarmas
Chapter – Two: – 1 to 45 – Asanas
Chapter – Three: – 1 to 69 — Mudras
Chapter – Four: – 1 to 7 – Pratyahara
Chapter- Five: – 1 to 90 — Pranayama
Chapter – Six: – 1 to 22 — Dhyana
Chapter – Seven 1 to 23 — Samadhi

Introductions of others Texts:-
1. Shiv Samhita
2. Vashishtha Samhita

Principal and methods of Teaching as applied to Yogic Practices
a. General Principle and Meaning of key words
b. Ancient Educational Traditions in India
c. Present educational state in India
d. Yoga education

1. What to Teach (Knowledge of Yoga and other systems):-
(a) Thorough knowledge of Yogic practices.
(b) General Knowledge about other allied healing systems.
(c) Special knowledge of some associated fields.
(d) Word of caution to guard authenticity of Yoga.

2. Why to Teach (Knowledge to set the goal of teaching):-
(a) Knowledge about requirements of a student.
(b) Knowledge of effects of yogic practices.

3. Whom to Teach (Knowledge about a student): –
(a) Motivation
(b) Abilities
(c) Past experience.

4. Who should Teach (Qualities of a Good Teacher): –
(a) Motivation
(b) Attitude
(c) Personality
(d) Life-Style
(e) Behavior
(f) Leadership Quality
(g) Ethical aspect of the behavior in teacher- student Relationship
(h) Pursuit of excellence (i) Skill of communication

5) How to teach: An interaction
1. Learning in General (How does learning take place):
(a) Nature of learning
(b) Factors which affect the process of learning
(c) Factors which effect the process of retention (Memory)
(d) Types of Learning
(e) Five Basic skills acquired as learning outcome.
2. Learning of psychomotor skills and its neurophysiological aspect.
1. Teaching in General:
(a) Approach of teaching
(b) Setting for teaching
2. Teaching of psychomotor skills:
(a) Basic features
(b) How to make psychomotor skill teaching effective
1. Organization of teaching in General:
(a) Instructional Management
(b) Classroom Management
(c) Assessment and Evaluation of learning
2. Organization of teaching of Yoga:
(a) Place and Environment
(b) Time Management
(c) Preparation of the syllabus
(d) Salient points for conducting yoga teaching sessions.

* General Principal of the First-Aid
* Triangular Bandage and Arm Slings
* Asphyxia and Resuscitation
* Methods of Artificial Respiration
* Injuries to Bones, Joints and Muscles
* Wounds, Bleeding and Shock
* Treatment of wounds
* Roller Bandages
* Burns and Scalds
* Emergency Methods of Transport & Blanketing a Casualty

* Classification of cleansing practices in Six major groups and their sub –division with special reference to Gheranda-Samhita.
* Description of Major Kriyas with reference to their essential nature, (wherever) equipment required, techniques of their performance, effects, indications and contra-indications

Kriyas: –
a. Neti: Jala Neti and Sutra Neti.
b. Dhauti: – Vamana Dhauti, Danda Dhauti, and Vastra Dhauti.
c. Nauli: -Madhya, Vama, Dakshina and Chalana.
d. Kapalabhati: –
e. Trataka
f. Agnisara
g. Shankhaprakshalana

2. ASANAS (With Mudras)
I. General classification according to:
a. Purpose: – Meditative Poses and Cultural Poses- Relaxation Poses
b. Body Position: – Lying on spine, lying on abdomen, Sitting, standing and inverted.
c. Anatomical parts involved: – Spine, Chest, Abdomen and limbs.
d. Physiological effects: – Musculo-skeletal system, Circulation, Internal pressure, balancing power
II. Description of each Asana (Including some Mudras) with reference to its
1. Back-ground

2. Technique of performance: –

(A) Starting position,
(B) Movement towards the final position
(C) Final position
(D) Reverse movement towards starting position.
III. Essential Kinesiological nature, effects, indication, contra-indication
and modification in its technique whenever necessary.

(A) 1. Padmasana 2.Siddhasana 3.Svastikasana 4.Samasana
5. Vajrasana 6.Guptasana.
(B) 1. Shavasana 2. Shirshasana 3. Vipritkarni 4. Sarvangasana
5. Matsyasana 6. Halasana (Ardha and Purna) 7.Dronasana
8. Pavana Muktasana (Ardha and Purna)
(C) 1. Bhujangasana 2. Shalabhasana (Ardha and Purna)
3. Naukasana (On Spine and Abdomen) 4. Dhanurasana
5. Makarasana 6. Kativakrasana 7. Setubandhasana
(D) 1. Janushirshasana 2. Paschimatanasana 3.Vakrasana
4. Matsyendrasana (Ardha and Purna) 5.Bhadrasana
6.Gomukhasana 7. Parvatasana 8. Vajrasana 9. Janu vakshasana
10.Supta Vajrasana 11. Ustrasana 12. Mayurasana.
(E) 1. Chakrasana 2. Tadasana 3.Vrikshasana 4.Garudasana
5. Pad -Hastasana 6. Trikonasana
Bandhas: –
1. Uddiyana Bandha 2. Jalandara Bandha 3.Jiva Bandha
4.Mula Bandha.
Mudras: –
1.Ashwini Mudra 2.Brahmamudra 3.Simhamudra
4. Yogamudra

1. Bhrumadhya Drisht 2.Nasagra Drishti 3.Jatru Drishti
3. PRANAYAMA (with Bandhas)

  • Religious and technical aspect: – Sagarbha and Agarbha.
  • General feature: Sahita and Kevala –Time, force and use of Bandhas.
  • Actual technique of basic components of Pranayama-Puraka, Kumbhaka and Rechaka.
  • Varieties of Pranayama: Anuloma- Viloma ,(Surya Bhedan, Ujjayi, Shitali,
  • Sitkari, Bhastrika, Bhramari, Murccha, Plavini.)
  • Preparation for Pranayama Sadhana,
  • Effects of Pranayama: Physical, Physiological and Psychological.

4. Meditational Techniques:

  • Nature and the different stage in the meditative state- Different techniques for inducing this state- Obstacles in the process of achieving it and its effects.

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