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Course Syllabus
Theoretical and Practical Bases of Ayurveda
  1. Basic concepts of Ayurveda
    • Pancha Mahabhuta Siddhant
    • Shat-dhatwatmak Purusha
    • Tridosha Siddhant
  2. Dosha Dhatu Mala Vijnana
    • Difenition, important functions of Dosha, Dhatu and Mala
    • Causes of vitiation of Tridoshas, Tackling Tridoshas
  3. Concept of Swasthya (Healthy conditon) and Atur (diseased conditon) according to Ayurveda.
  4. Prakruti Parikshana (Determining one’s Pearsonality constitution)
  5. Important Yoga practices as per one’s Prakriti (Personality constitution)
  6. Concept of Diet in Ayurveda.
Theory
  1. Patanjala Yoga Sutra : Darsanic bases of Yoga Therapy
  2. Yogic text ( Hathapradipika, Gherand samhita, Shiv Samhita & Vasistha Samhita): Therapeutic implications.
  3. Yoga & value education : Significance in Yoga Therapy
  4. Anatomy & Physiology : Approaches in Modern Medical and Traditional texts.
  5. Yoga & Mental health: Psychological bases of Yoga therapy
  6. Practical
  7. Project in Therapeutic Research
  8. Internal assessment
Patanjala Yoga Sutra : Darsanic bases of Yoga Therapy

Concept of Citta, Klesha & Vritti and their role in existential well being. Genesis of Existential ill health in Patanjala Yoga Sutra (PYS). Citta Vikshepas vis-à-vis personality disorders in the context of modern psychiatry. Plansible strategies in PYS for tackling existential ill health. Concept of Positive Health that can be plausibly conceived from PYS and Bhagwat Gita.
 

Yogic text

(Hathapradipika, Gheranda Samhita, Shiva Samhita and Vasistha Samhita): Therapeutic implications. Basic approaches towards life and living in Hatha Yogic Texts – their relevance for achieving positive Health, as well as, ways and means in tackling existential maladies in general and functional disorders in particular.
 

Yoga & value education

Its significance in Yoga Therapy. Attitudse Formation and value inculcation through Yoga. Psychology of Value Education as found in Patanjala Yoga and Aurobindo’s thought system. Value Education in the context of Culture and Vedic Religion.
 

Anatomy & Physiology : Approaches in Modern Medical and Traditional texts
Effect of various Yogic Asanas, Pranayamic practices & Shuddhi Kriyas on the human body in the light of modern physiological understanding of various systems & their maintenance, control & immune response.

  1. Introduction: What is cell, tissue, organ, system
  2. Overview of all systems:Nervous system, Respiratory, Circulatory, Digestive, Endocrine, Immune, Excretory, reproductive
  3. Special sense organs – Ears, Eyes.
Yoga Therapy – through Patanjali Yoga Sutra.

Concept of Chitta and its modifications, descriptions of various types of mental afflictions leading to different diseases, remedial measures, direct and indirect handling of mind. Through Sanmhya Yoga : 3 fold afflictions means to overcome afflictions. Contiguity of Purusha and Prakriti – Samyoga. Dissimilarities and similarities amongst Vyakta (manifest) , Avyakta (unman fest) and Trigunas  Modern Medicine and Yoga therapy for common ailments Modern Medical and Yoga therapy principles and practices for diseases related to

  1. Musculoskeletal
  2. Respiratory
  3. Cardiovascular
  4. Digestive
  5. Nervous systems

Cardiovascular : IHD, Hypertension, Peripheral Vascular Disease.
Respiratory : Bronchial Asthma, Allergic rhinitis.
Musculoskeletal : Backache, generalized body pain, Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis.
Digestive Disorders : Hyperacidity, Irritable Bowel Disorder, constipation.
Neurological Disorders : Migraine, Multiple sclerosis.
Diseases related to Psychiatry : Neurotic disorders, Schizophenia, anxiety.
Endocrine : Diabetes mellitus, Thyroid disorders, Adrenal cortex disorders, Obesity
Obstetric and gynaecological conditions : Pregnancy, middle and late pregnancy
Geriatric Medicine : Adjustment disorders, Memory loss, Insomnia.
 

PRINCIPLES OF NATUROPATHY APPLICABLE IN YOGA THERAPY

Fundamental principles of naturopathy, philosophy of Indian naturopathy- Mahatma Gandhi law of nature, Pancha Mahabhutas, shareera dharma- Ahara, Nidra, Bhaya, Maithun, inflammation of different stages, Natural rejuvenation, foreign matter-toxins-accumulation in the body & its role in elimination through different channels.
 

DISEASES PRODUCED BY IMPROPER ATTENTION TO OUR BODY
  1. Diet
  2. Posture
  3. Sleep
  4. Environment at gross and subtle level
  5. Transportation – different modes & their effects on health directly & indirectly.
  6. Relationship with other members of the family including parents. As well, relation with other members of the society in place of study, work, places of entertainment.

Students will be taught as to how various measures can be employed to tackle diet, posture, sleep, environment, public relationship, transport etc to rectify their adverse effects on various aspects of health.
 

YOGA AND MENTAL HEALTH: Psychological bases of Yoga Therapy.
  1. Psychological understanding of Yoga Darsana in the context of
    • Samkhya Darsana
    • Taittiriya Aranyaka
    • Psychological models of Normality.
  2. Psychophysiological implications of Yoga Darsana and Yoga Abhyasa in the context of Therapeutic research in Yoga.

  3. Etiological approaches to Existential Disorders through the perspectives of Modern Medicine, Patanjala Yoga Sutra, Hatha Pradipika and Yoga Vasistha.

  4. Therapeutic approaches to Stress Anxiety, Emotional Disorders & Functional Disordsers in the context of Modern Medicine, Patanjala Yoga Sutra and Hathapradipika with special reference to Therapeutic research in Yoga. Role of Counseling, and Psychotherapy.

  5. Experiential aspects of Yoga Practices: Their scriptural roots and implications for Functional and psychogenic disorders as well as for a better Yoga pursuit.

  6. Adjustment and Yoga: Man’s quest for Private ownership and Pursuit for Freedom of the Transcendental Self. Emotional and Spiritual Health through the experiential path of PYS, Bhagwat Gita and cross cultural paths of Prayer i.e conscientious surrendering.

  7. Attitude formation strategies for creating favorable attitude towards yoga amongst the students having little motivation to delve into deeper experiences in Yoga.

  8. Psychology of Prayer: Its nature and objective need for a Yoga practitioner towards phenomenal as well as Transcendental implications of yoga.

PROJECT IN THERAPEUTIC RESEARCH
Two projects to be completed: One for Yoga Therapy in common ailments and the other for Yoga Therapy for any of the Scheduled functional disorders.
 
INTERNAL ASSESSMENT

Based on monthly unit texts. Five unit tests during the first six months and three unit tests during 6 months internship period.

DYT to be awarded after final examination with minimum 50% marks in theory and 60% in aggregate.

Scheme of evaluation /assessment will be based on theory and practical classes, project work, assignment, report of the team work & internal assessment by teachers.

PRACTICALS : Asanas, Pranayama, Bandhas, Mudras, Kriyas, Meditation techniques in Yoga Therapy.

PROJECT REPORT : Detailed examination, pre & post findings of at least six patients treated by students under guidance of the staff.

Reference:

  1. Back volumes of Yoga-Mimansa journal - Kaivalyadhama.
  2. Yoga therapy – Swami Kuvalayananda, kaivalyadhama.
  3. Awasthi B.M. 1985 – Yoga Sutra of Dattatreya.
  4. Bhatt Ratna Gopal 1910 – Yoga Siddhanta Chandrika.
  5. Digambarji swami, Jha Pitamber, Sahai Gyanashankar (1984) Vasishtha Samhita – Yoga Kanda, Kaivalyadhama.
  6. Digambarji Swami & Gharote M.L. 1997 – Gheranda Samhita
  7. Digambarji Swami, Kokaje Raghunath Shastri 1998 Hatha Pradipika . Kaivalyadhama.
  8. Divan ji P.C 1954 Yoga Yajnavalkya – B’bay Royal Asiatic society.
  9. Harshe R.G. (1970) Shatkarma sangrah – Yoga Mimamsa
  10. Kuvalayananda Swami & Shukla J.L (1957-58) Goraksha Shatakam, Yoga Mimamsa
  11. Maheshananda Swami et al 1999 – Shiv samhita – Kaivlyadhama.
  12. Mallik Kalyani 1984 – Amarauha Prabodha, Poona oriental book
  13. Mallik Kalyani 1954 – Siddha Siddhanta Paddhati & others works of Hatha Yogis.
  14. Reddy M Venkata (1982) Hatha Ratnavali
  15. Shri Krishna Vallabhacharya- (1939) – Bhojraja Raja Martanda – vritti on Yoga Sutra.
  16. Yogopanishads with commentary of Shri Brahmayogi. The Adyar library.
  17. Shrimad Bhagwadgita – Dr. S. Radhakrishna.
  18. Sankhya Karika – Ishwarakrishna.
  19. Swadhyaya and Yog Therapy – Dr. D.R. Vaze
PRACTICAL TRAINING IN YOGA
Asanas
Shavasana
Shirshasana
Ardha Halasana ( one leg/ both legs)
Uttana Padasana
Viparitkarni
Sarvangasana
Matsyasana
Halasana
Bhujangasana
Ardha Shalabhasana
Shalabhasna
Dhanurasana
Makarasana
Vakrasana
Ardha Matsyendra
 Matsyendrasana
Janushirasana
Paschimottanasana
Vajrasana
Supta Vajrasana
Yoga Mudra
Ushtrasana
Gomukhasana
Mandukasana
Uttana Mandukasana
Kurmasana
Uttana Kurmasana
Kukkutasana
Bhadrasana
Mayurasana
Chakrasana ( Lateral)
Vrikshasana
Tadasana
Garudasana
Utkatasana
Padhahastasana

Mudra & Bandha
Simha Mudra
Jivha Bandha
Brahma Mudra
Mula Bandha
Jalandhara Bandha
Uddiyana Bandha
 

Other Asanas
Crocodile Practices
Pawan Muktasana ( Ardha / Purna)
Naukasana ( Supine)
Setu Bandhasana
Naukasana ( Prone)
Sarpasana
Niralambasana
Co-ordination Movement ( Prone)
Marjari Asana
Parvatasana
Shoulder & Neck Movement
Akarna Dhanurasana
Tolangulasana
Trikonasana
Natrajasana
Chakrasana ( Back Ward )

Meditative Asanas
Padmasana
Siddhasana
Swastikasana
Samasana

Drishti
Bhru Madhya
Nasagra

Pranayama
Anuloma- Vilom
Ujjayi
Surya Bhedan
Chandra Bhedan
Shitali
Sitkari
Bhastrika
Bhramari

Kriyas
Kapala Bhati
Uddiyana

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