Adoption of Yoga as a way of life

Yoga is an integrated system of wholesome living that aims at the good health and harmonious development of the human personality. Its practices are based upon the timeless laws of Nature.

Yoga is an aid to establishing a new way of life that provides a means for people to connect with their true selves. Its holistic principles of harmony and unification work upon all aspects of the person – the physical, emotional, mental, moral as well as the spiritual dimension of the self.

While the modern sciences have largely been unsuccessful in alleviating diseases such as asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, backache, arthritis, digestive disorders and other chronic ailments, Yoga has worked miracles as an alternative form of therapy.

Yoga facilitates the development of a healthy body, a superior mind and an enlightened consciousness. It helps to develop a wider perspective that brings about an inner balance of the personality.

This program stretches over a span of four weeks, 90 minutes each day. The Yoga principles and practices taught herein are drawn from the teachings of Late Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra of The Yoga Institute, Santacruz, Mumbai. The program design is detailed in the adjoining table.

Table Row States

Day Concept Discussion New Practices
1 An Introduction to Yoga Hand and Neck Exercise, Sukhasana, Padmasana, Sthitaprarthanasana
2 Yama and Niyama Talasana2, 3 and Konasana 1,2
3 Asanas Pascimottanasana, Pavanmuktasana
4 Yogasanas and the Spinal Cord Yoga Mudra, Bhujangasana, Makrasana
5 Yoga Hygiene JaIneti, Kapalbhati, Kapalrandradhauti
6 RECAP + Question Answers RECAP
8 The Constitution of the Body Yastikasana, Suptavakrasana 1 and 2
9 Yogic Diet Vajrasana, Ardhamatsyendrasana, Konasana 3
10 Ayurvedic Nutrition Dhanurvakrasana
11 Relaxation and Recreation Shavasana, Dradhasana, Nispandabhava
12 Daily and Seasonal Routines Vipareetakarni, Sarvangasana
13 RECAP + Question Answers RECAP
15 The Concept of Prana Equal Breathing, Sectional Breathing
16 The Four Purusharthas The Four Purusharthas
17 The Four Purusharthas Nadi Shodhan
18 The Hierarchy of Duties Bhramari
19 Karma Yoga Om Chanting
20 RECAP + Question + Answers RECAP
22 The Kleshas Trataka
23 Pratyahara Yoni Mudra
24 The Bhavas Meditation
25 The Parikarmas Meditation
26 Integrating Yoga into Life Audio Recording
27 RECAP + Question + Answers RECAP