Yoga and Meditation tour package

Yoga and Meditation tour package

 
In Vedic Sanskrit, the more commonly used, literal meaning of the Sanskrit word yoga which is “yoke”, “to join”, “to unite”, or “to attach” from the rootyuj, already had a much more figurative sense, where the yoking or harnessing of oxen or horses takes on broader meanings such as “employment, use, application, performance” (compare the figurative uses of “to harness” as in “to put something to some use”). All further developments of the sense of this word are post-Vedic. More prosaic moods such as “exertion”, “endeavour”, “zeal” and “diligence” are also found in Epic Sanskrit.

There are very many Compound words containing yog in Sanskrit. Yoga can take on meanings such as “connection”, “contact”, “method”, “application”, “addition” and “performance”. For example, guṇá-yoga means “contact with a cord”; chakrá-yoga has a medical sense of “applying a splint or similar instrument by means of pulleys (in case of dislocation of the thigh)”; chandrá-yoga has the astronomical sense of “conjunction of the moon with a constellation”; puṃ-yoga is a grammatical term expressing “connection or relation with a man”, etc. Thus, bhakti-yoga means “devoted attachment” in the monotheistic Bhakti movement. The term kriyā-yoga has a grammatical sense, meaning “connection with a verb”. But the same compound is also given a technical meaning in the Yoga Sutras (2.1), designating the “practical” aspects of the philosophy, i.e. the “union with the Supreme” due to performance of duties in everyday life.

In Hindu philosophy, the word yoga is used to refer to one of the six orthodox (āstika) schools of Hindu philosophy. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjaliare often labelled as Rāja yoga. Someone who practices yoga or follows the yoga philosophy with a high level of commitment is called a yogi oryogini.

Purpose

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Generally put, yoga is a disciplined method utilized for attaining a goal.[10] In this sense, the purpose of yoga depends on the philosophical or theological system with which it is conjugated.Bhakti schools of Vaishnavism combine yoga with devotion to enjoy an eternal presence of Vishnu.[13] In Shaiva theology, yoga is used to unite kundalini with Shiva. Mahabharata defines the purpose of yoga as the experience of Brahman or Ātman pervading all things.[15] In the specific sense of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, the purpose of yoga is defined as citta-vṛtti-nirodhaḥ (the cessation of the transformation of awareness).[10] In contemporary times, the physical postures of yoga are used to alleviate health problems, reduce stress and make the spine supple. Yoga is also used as a complete exercise program and physical therapy routine.

History

Male figure in a crossed legs posture on a mold of a seal from the Indus valley civilization
Several seals discovered at Indus Valley Civilization sites, dating to the mid 3rd millennium BC, depict figures in positions resembling a common yoga or meditation pose, showing “a form of ritual discipline, suggesting a precursor of yoga,” according to archaeologist Gregory Possehl Ramaprasad Chanda, who supervised Indus Valley Civilization excavations, states that, “Not only the seated deities on some of the Indus seals are in yoga postureand bear witness to the prevalence of yoga in the Indus Valley Civilization in that remote age, the standing deities on the seals also show Kayotsarga (a standing posture of meditation) position. It is a posture not of sitting but of standing.” Some type of connection between the Indus Valley seals and later yoga and meditation practices is speculated upon by many scholars, though there is no conclusive evidence.

Ascetic practices (tapas), concentration and bodily postures used by Vedic priests to conduct yajna (Vedic ritual of fire sacrifice) might have been precursors to yoga Vratya, a group of ascetics mentioned in the Atharvaveda, emphasized on bodily postures which probably evolved into yogicasanas. Early Vedic Samhitas also contain references to other group ascetics such as, Munis, Kesins and Vratyas Techniques for controlling breath and vital energies are mentioned in the Brahmanas (ritualistic texts of the Vedic corpus, c. 1000–800 BCE) and the Atharvaveda Nasadiya Sukta of the Rig Veda suggests the presence of an early contemplative tradition. Alexander Wynne, author of The Origin of Buddhist Meditation, observes that formless meditation and elemental meditation might have originated in the Upanishadic tradition. The earliest reference to meditation is in the Brihadaranyaka Upanishad, one of the oldest Upanishads Chandogya Upanishad describes the five kinds of vital energies (prana). Concepts used later in many yoga traditions such as internal sound and veins (nadis) are also described in the Upanishad. Taittiriya Upanishad defines yoga as the mastery of body and senses.

Intensive Yoga course 4 weeks

The course fee for the program is US$ 950. The inclusions will be as follows:

  • Classes
  • Private room with attached toilets and baths
  • Meals
  • Ayurvedic consultation & treatments
  • Assistance in tickets, tour bookings and exchange
  • Local sight seeing
  • White water rafting (whether permitting)
  • Local trek (whether permitting)

Course duration : 4 weeks

Course contents

1. Priniciples of yoga: detailed analysis and practical implication.

2. Asana

  •  The hatha yogic approach of Asana
  • The Raj yogic approach of Asana
  • Strength and stamina through Asanas
  • Shakti chalan through Asana
  • Physiological understanding
  • Yogic physiology
  • Practice of Intermediate and Advanced level

3. Pranayama

  • The hatha yogic approach of Pranayama
  • The raj yogic approach of Pranayama
  • Shakti chalan through Pranayama
  • Prana and manas/ prana and mind
  • Advanced Pranayama
  • Practices of bandhas

4. Pratyahar (consolidation of practice)

5. Dharana (concentration)

  • What is dharana
  • Practices to induce dharana

6.Dhyana (meditation): transition from Dharana to state of Dhyana (concept and practice)

7. Advance Kriya yoga practices

8. Tattwa Shuddhi: the elemental purification

9. Life philosophy and practical approach of yoga.

YOGA TEACHERS TRAINING COURSE

The total duration for the course will be 4 weeks covering 200 hours of intense training in concepts and practices of yogic sciences.

  • Shatkarma
  • Yogasana
  • Pranayama
  • Therapeutical applications of Yoga based on Hatha Yoga
  • Raj yoga Meditation
  • Philosophy of Yoga
  • Ayurvedic concepts
  • Lifestyle management with Yoga

The course fees- Contact Us and will include the following:

  • Classes
  • Accommodation
  • Yogic Meals
  • Ayurvedic consultation & treatments
  • Assistance in tickets, tour bookings and exchange
  • Local sight seeing
  • White water rafting (seasonal)
  • Trekking & Camping
  • One Pair of T-shirt and Trousers
  • Study material
  • Stationary

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