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Hatha Yoga and it's benefits in yoga teacher training.

The word yoga comes from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language. It is a derivation of the word yuj, which means yoking, as in a team of oxen. In contemporary practice, this is often interpreted as meaning union. Yoga is said to be for the purpose of uniting the mind, body, and spirit. Yoga is really about creating balance in the body through developing both strength and flexibility. This is done through the performance of poses or postures, each of which has specific physical benefits.

Yoga is a simple process of reversing the ordinary outward flow of energy and consciousness so that the mind becomes a dynamic center of direct perception no longer dependent upon the fallible senses but capable of actually experiencing Truth. By practicing the step-by-step methods of Yoga taking nothing for granted on emotional grounds or through blind faith we come to know our oneness with the Infinite Intelligence, Power, and Joy which gives life to all and which is the essence of our own Self.

Hatha Yoga Teacher Training Course Dates in Rishikesh India

TTC Dates Fee Info Status
1st February - 28th February 2015 1550 USD for one person/2900 USD for 2 persons (Apply Now)
8th March - 4th April 2015 1550 USD for one person/2900 USD for 2 persons (Apply Now)
12th April - 9th May 2015 1550 USD for one person/2900 USD for 2 persons (Apply Now)
2nd August - 30th August 2015 1550 USD for one person/2900 USD for 2 persons (Apply Now)
6th September - 4th October 2015 1550 USD for one person/2900 USD for 2 persons (Apply Now)
11th October - 8th November 2015 1550 USD for one person/2900 USD for 2 persons (Apply Now)
15th November - 13th December 2015 1550 USD for one person/2900 USD for 2 persons (Apply Now)

Joining our yoga teacher training in Rishikesh is the greatest way to take your yoga journey to the next level.

There are various paths of Yoga that lead toward this goal, each one a specialized branch of one comprehensive system:

Hatha Yoga
a system of physical postures, or asanas, whose higher purpose is to purify the body, giving one awareness and control over its internal states and rendering it fit for meditation.

Karma Yoga
selfless service to others as part of one's larger Self, without attachment to the results; and the performance of all actions with the consciousness of God as the Doer.

Mantra Yoga
centering the consciousness within through japa, or the repetition of certain universal root-word sounds representing a particular aspect of Spirit.

Bhakti Yoga
all-surrendering devotion through which one strives to see and love the divinity in every creature and in everything, thus maintaining an unceasing worship.

Jnana (Gyana) Yoga
the path of wisdom, which emphasizes the application of discriminative intelligence to achieve spiritual liberation.

Raja Yoga
the royal or highest path of Yoga, immortalized by Bhagavan Krishna in the Bhagavad Gita and formally systematized in the second century B.C. by the Indian sage Patanjali, which combines the essence of all the other paths

Benefits of Traditional Hatha Yoga

1. Hatha Yoga is the most ancient style of yoga
Yoga originated over 4000 years ago in the Himalayas on the Indian subcontinent. Initially, Yoga began as a philosophy to help with concentration of the mind. Later on, the postures or Asanas were developed to aid in meditation. Hatha yoga was the first ever yoga system to combine asanas with deep breathing to assist in concentration. Some reliable texts like the Hatha yoga Pradipika, Goraksha Samhita, and Gherand Samhita were written between the 6th and 15th centuries A.D. There are also references to hatha yoga in the ancient Puranas and Upanishads. These texts give us a glimpse of the historical origins of hatha yoga. For many centuries, this textually-based Hatha yoga has been guiding spiritual aspirants around the world.

2. Hatha Yoga aims to generate balance
The main objective of hatha yoga is to create an absolute balance of the interrelated activities and processes in the physical body, mind, and energy fields. When this balance is created, the impulses generated in the body and mind start to awaken Sushumna Nadi, the central force responsible for the evolution of human consciousness.

3. Hatha Yoga is the most popular form of yoga
Most yoga styles practiced around the world are different forms of Hatha yoga. Over the years, yoga has developed and evolved into various disciplines. Today, many styles of yoga like Yin Yoga, Bikram Yoga, and Iyengar Yoga are increasing in popularity, which can be confusing for students deciding which style is best for them. However, all these forms of yoga are simply modifications of hatha yoga. In fact, any form of yoga that emphasizes postures and alignment originates from hatha yoga. Therefore, hatha yoga is considered the foundation for all yoga styles. Yoga practitioners of any style can improve their practice through a better understanding of hatha yoga in its original form.

4. Hatha Yoga is therapeutic
When the sages and rishis discovered the science of hatha yoga, they did not yet consider hatha yoga as a type of therapy. And yet, hatha yoga has proven itself to be very effective in the treatment of many impossible and incurable diseases. Hatha yoga practices do require more time and effort from the patient than other modern and conventional therapies, but they can also have more permanent and positive results. This makes hatha yoga practices very worthwhile as a form of therapy, not to mention that they can save enormous expenditures on medicines. The yogic principles of harmony and unification are what makes yoga therapy so powerful and effective.

5. Hatha Yoga has more ancient texts than any other yoga style
There are many reliable texts available on hatha yoga: the Hatha Yoga Pradipika by Yogi Swatmarama, Goraksha Samhita by Yogi Gorakhnath, Gherand Samhita by great sage Gherand, and Hatharatnavali by Srinivasabhatta Mahayogindra. These texts are must-reads for any dedicated yoga practitioner. In addition to these ancient books, contemporary gurus like Swami Sivananda Saraswati, Swami Satyananda Saraswati, Yoga guru Yogeshwaranandji, and Guru Shri Kuvalyanandji have also written numerous texts with authentic proofs on the great tradition of Hatha yoga.

6. Maximum scientific research has been done on Hatha yoga
Hatha yoga is a science that has been practiced for thousands of years. It consists of ancient theories, observations, and principles about the connection between mind and body, all of which are only now being proven by modern science. Substantial research has been conducted on the health benefits of hatha yoga. These benefits arise in combination from posture practice, Pranayamas, and meditation on a physiological, psychological, and biochemical level.

Hatha Yoga TTC Daily Schedule, Rishikesh India

Time Schedule
6 A.M. Tea
6.30 - 8.00 A.M. Asanas
8.00 - 9.00 A.M. Pranayamas
9.00 - 10.00 A.M. Breakfast
10.00 - 11.00 A.M. Yoga Philosophy
11.00 - 12.00 A.M. Theory
12.00 - 2.00 P.M. Lunch & Rest
2.00 - 3.00 P.M. Physiology & Anatomy, Ayurveda
3.00 - 4.00 P.M. Meditation
4.00 - 5.00 P.M. Evening Tea
5.00 - 6.30 P.M. Asanas
7.00 P.M. Dinner
10.00 P.M. Lights off

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