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3032 SB Rotterdam
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Philosophy and purpose of yoga. The human image of the yogi. History of yoga. The paths, the main directions and masters of yoga.
Hatha yoga as disease prevention, as a tool for overall wellness and stress management, as a method for therapy and healing, as a means to develop psychic abilities, as body-oriented psychotherapy, as a spiritual discipline.
Sensitivity training and development of body awareness, warm-up exercises, eye exercises, sun salutation.
Classical deep relaxation, relaxation techniques for everyday life, autogenic training based on Schultz, relaxation training based on Jacobson, modern stress science and stress management.
Learning and experiencing different methods with different goals, learning to perform the asanas. Yoga Vidya series of 12 basic postures, asanas for relaxation, yoga for the back, comparison of yoga with other bodywork systems. Yoga, sports, physical fitness. Asanas and physiological research. Yoga body-work: Asanas for physical fitness with very challenging variations. Asanas for the awakening of life force: long holding of the postures with focus on chakras, specific breathing techniques, mantras, bandhas, mudras.
Breathing techniques for daily life, breath training, simple pranayamas to relax and recharge, advanced pranayamas from the Hatha Yoga Pradipika: Samanu, 8 kumbhakas, bandhas, mudras.
Shatkriyas according to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika: Tratak (eye cleansing), neti (nasal cleansing), kapalabhati (lung cleansing), dhauti (throat and stomach cleansing), nauli (intestinal cleansing), basti (colon cleansing), shank prakshalana (cleansing of the entire digestive tract).
Human body in relation to the yoga exercises: muscle-/skeletal system, respiratory system, digestive system, nervous system and endocrine systems, physiological effects of yoga exercises, movement physiology.
What is health? Causes of disease. Healthy lifestyle: holistic life. Effective yoga home recipes to overcome diseases such as colds, hay fever, headaches, allergies, digestive problems.
Still healthy in old age. Healing through mental training. Sport training methods.
Natural nutrition of mankind. Reasons for a vegetarian diet. Three gunas according to ayurveda: spiritual and energetic effects of the diet. Nutrition for advanced hatha yoga practice. Fasting. Becoming and staying slim. Special diets: raw food, healthy whole food.
Introduction to ayurveda (vata, pitta, kapha). Causes of disease. Healing on basis of a type related diet and lifestyle. Hatha yoga from the perspective of ayurveda.
Shiva-Shakti philosophy. Astral body: prana, nadis, chakras, kundalini, astral worlds, ghosts and life after death. Help for the dead. The opening of the chakras. The awakening of the kundalini: methods, experiences, risks, precautions. The techniques of Kundalini yoga: Mantra, laya, yantra, nada, hatha yoga. White, red and black tantra. Sexuality and partnership.
Fully using the human psyche: the unconscious, conscious, superconscious. Thought power and positive thinking. Mind control: Mind as the creator of destiny. Personality development. Self-knowledge and Self-realization. Development of memory, will power,
concentration, creativity and intuition. Development of telepathy. Dealing with feelings and emotions. Contacting the higher Self: What do I really want? Affirmations and visualization. Charisma and personal appearance. How to overcome bad habits. Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Levels of consciousness. Expansion of consciousness. Raja yoga and modern brain research. Comparison of Indian and Western psychology.
Concentration techniques. Applying awareness in our daily lives. Mantra meditation, tratak, chakra meditation, energy meditation, mindfulness, expansion meditation, abstract meditation, creative visualization. Stages of meditation. Overcoming obstacles in meditation. Experiences in meditation. Scientific research into meditation.
Karma, the law of cause and effect. Dharma: right action. Ethics in daily life. Ahimsa: non-violence and living non-violently. Swadharma and swarupa: The art of making the right decisions. Selfless service and spirituality. Getting along better with others. Dealing with difficult people. Talk training. Communication training. Improving relationships with others. Winning friends. Family and partnership. The path of abstinence. Simple living — big thinking. Ecological awareness and social involvement.
Emotional training. Feelings and emotions. The miracle of love. What is God? Experience of the Divine. Connecting with the Divine. God in daily life. Prayer. Hindu mythology. Kirtan: mantra chanting. Rituals: arati, puja, homa. Possibility of mantra initiation. Guru and disciple. Christian, Jewish and Islamic mysticism.
Karma: the law of cause and effect. Reincarnation: death, life after death, rebirth. Classical writings of Hinduism: Vedas, smritis, itihasas, puranas (a short explanation). The main scriptures of yoga: Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutras, Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The physical, astral and causal body. Stages of spiritual development (7 bhumikas). Cosmology and creation. Time, space and causality. Vedanta: Philosophy of the absolute. Who am I? What is real? What is consciousness? What is happiness? The Self as knowledge and bliss. Modern physics and vedanta.
Basic principles of teaching yoga. Personality and inner attitude of the yoga teacher. Voice training. Structure of a yoga class. Structure of yoga courses and cycles: beginner courses, intermediate courses, advanced courses, open classes. Yoga for the back. Correcting posture through yoga. Subtle and effective forms of individual correction. Tools in yoga. Yoga for pregnancy. Yoga for kids. Yoga for seniors. Possibilities and limits of yoga therapy. Yoga teacher — job and vocation.
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from 17.00 – 18.30