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Course Syllabus

The course consists of Theory, Practical and Teaching Method-cum-Practice Teaching both. The Theory papers are divided into 500 Marks and consist of five subjects.
1. Patanjala Yoga Sutra : 100 Marks

Explanations of all the sutras of Samadhipada and Sadhanapada and first eight sutras of Vibhutipada with the necessary comments based on commentaries.

2. Yogic Text : 100 Marks
  • Hatha Pradipika of Svatmarama (Pub. by Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla)
  • Gheranda Samhita of Gheranda Muni (Pub. by Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla)
3. Yoga and Cultural Synthesis & Value Education : 100 Marks
  1. Yoga and Cultural Synthesis : 60 Marks
    • Defination of culture: A brief survey of different cultures, Religion and Culture-Relation between Culture and Yoga.
    • The Indian Culture-Vedic Religion-Upanishadic Thought
    • Six systems of Indian Philosophy, Schools of Vedanta
    • The Mahabharata-The Bhagwad Gita-The Ramayana-Puranas, Tantras Shaivism, Vaishnavism
    • Buddhism and Jainism
    • Islam-Sufism-Christianity-Avesta and Iranian Religion
    • Yoga as the basis of Culture and Humanitarianism.
  2. Yoga and Value Education : 40 Marks
    • Meaning of Value :
      • The basic understanding of the concept.
      • Classification of Values.
      • Significance of Values in Life.
    • Value Education :
      • Meaning of Value Education.
      • Objectives of Value Education.
    • Content of Value Education :
      • Spiritual Values
      • Personal Values
      • Social Values
      • National Values
      • Yogic Values
    • Methods of Value Education :
      • The topics will be covered with special reference to yoga in general.
4. Anatomy and Physiology of Yogic Practices & Yogic Therapy : 100 Marks
  1. Anatomy and Physiology of Yogic Practices : 40 Marks
    • Cells
      • Structure
      • Organelles
      • Function
    • Tissues
      • Definition
      • Tubes of Tissues - Structure and Function
    • Systems
      • Nervous System
      • Cardiovascular System
      • Excretory System
      • Circulatory System
      • Respiratory System
      • Digestive System
      • Endocrine System
      • Lymphatic System
      • Reproductive System
      • Skeletal System
      • Muscular System
    • Sense Organs
      • Specially Eyes and Ears - Structure and Function
    • Metabolism
  2. Yogic Therapy Through Traditional & Modern Understanding 60 Marks
    • Yogic Therapy Through Traditional Understanding
      • Asanas
      • Pranayama
      • Kriyas
      • Bandhas and Mudras
      • Yogic Therapy
    • Yogic Therapy Through Modern Understanding
      • General Metabolism and Dietetics
      • Homeostasis
    • Methodology : Understanding Diseases of Patients
      • History and
      • Examination
5. Yoga and Mental Health : 100 Marks

Theoretical understanding of yoga and Modern Psychology - Mental Health (its meaning, determinants and applications). The Yogic concept of "Swasthya"- Concept and models of Normality in Yoga and Modern Psychology - Concept of psychosomatic disorders as indicated in Patanjala Yoga Sutras - Modern theories of personality - Indian approach to personality and personality integration - Personal and interpersonal adjustment through yogic mehtods - Role of Yamas, Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama and Dhyana in attitude change and attitude formation for a total personality integration - Stress Management : Modern and Yogic perspectives - Tackling ill-effects of Frustration, Anxiety and Conflict through modern and Yogic methods - Patanjali's concepts of Samapattis, Dharana, Dhyana, Samadhi and Samyama : a psychological perspective

Prayer as cross cultural approach to mento-spiritual development.

6. Practical Training in Yoga : 200 Marks
  1. Asanas : 150 Marks
    1. Shrishasana
    2. Crocodile Practices ( Four variations )
    3. Pavanmuktasana
    4. Naukasana
    5. Viparitakarani
    6. Sarvangasana
    7. Matsyasana
    8. Halasana
    9. Karnapidasana
    10. Bhujangasana
    11. Shalabhasana
    12. Sarpasana
    17.Supta Vajrasanai
    18.Yoga Mudra
    24.Uttana Kurmasana
    27.Padma - Bakasana
    28.Baddha -padmasana
    45.Chakrasana (Sideward)
    46.Chakrasana (Backward)
    49.Pada - hastasana
    • Pranayama
      • Anuloma-viloma
      • Ujjayi
      • Shitali
      • Sitkari
      • Bhastrika
      • Bhramari
      • Suryabhedana
      • Chandrabhedana
      • Murccha(Theory only)
      • Plavini(Theory only)
    • Bandhas and Mudras
      • Jalandhara Bandha
      • Uddiyana Bandha
      • Jicha Bandha
      • Mula Bandha
    • Kriyas
      • Jala Neti
      • Sutra Neti
      • Dhauti (Vamana,Danda,Vastra)
      • Nauli
      • Kapalabhati
      • Aganisara
      • Trataka
      • Shankhaprakachalana
    • Recitations
      • Pranava Japa
      • Svasti Mantra
      • Rudropasana
      • Savitru Upasana
      • Mahapurushavidya
      • Om Stavana
    • Other Practices
      • Meditation Techniques
      • Suryanamaskar
      • Some physical exercises
      • Kriya Yoga Session-consisting of Pranayama,Mantra,Yoga,Sutra etc.
  2. Assigement : 50 Marks
    • Introduction of two asanas by the students (other than the above mentioned practices)
    • Preparation of the files with details of the practical and Artical writting on ANY ONE topic related to YOGA to be submitted on or before 28th February.

7. Teaching Methods For Yogic Practices : 100 Marks

Besides above mentioned theory and practical,the students will also be taught the art of teaching Yoga Since Yoga is a specialized Field, the method of its teaching is also unique.Kalvalyadhama has evolved special method of teaching yoga hence the subject.This has been further divided into Theroy and Practice Teaching both:

  1. Theory
    • Introduction
    • Yoga and Yogic Practices
    • Menaning and Scope of Teaching Methods
    • Sources of Teaching Methods
    • Class Management
    • Lesson Planning
    • Model of Lesson Plans
  2. Practice Teaching
    • Each Student will be assigned to prepare and teach five lessons on different aspects of Yoga.Out of Which the 5th Lesson is to be presented by each student on any one topic pertaning to common disease.

8. Behaviour

The social behaviour of the student is of great importance.Every student will be assessed for his / her behaviour and it will be reflected in the certificate.

PRAYER has its own importance. Though not compulsory, it is desirable that students participate in it with full understanding.

There will be also workshops on KRIYA YOGA under the DIRECT GUIDANCE of the DIRECTOR, which are COMPULSORY to ATTEND.

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