Part B: Vocational Skills

  1. Unit 1: Introduction to Yoga and Yogic Practices
  2. Unit 2: Introduction to Yoga Texts
  3. Unit 3: Yoga for Health Promotion

Unit 1: Introduction to Yoga and Yogic Practices

  1. Yoga: Etymology, definitions, aim, objectives and misconceptions
  2. Yoga: Its Origin, history and development
  3. Rules and regulations to be followed by Yoga Practitioners
  4. Introduction to major schools of Yoga (Jnana, Bhakti, Karma, Patanjali, Hatha)
  5. Introduction to Yoga practices
  6. Shatkarma: meaning, purpose and their significance in Yoga Sadhana
  7. Introduction to Yogic Sukshma Vyayama, Sthula Vyayama and Surya Namaskar

Unit 2: Introduction to yoga Texts

  1. Introduction and study of Patanjala Yoga Sutra including memorization of selected Sutras (P.Y.S. 1/2,14,2/1,27,29, 46,47,49)
  2. Introduction and study of Bhagavad Gita including memorization of selected Slokas (B.G. 2/47,48,50 3/13)
  3. Concept of Aahara (Diet) according to Yogic texts
  4. Significance of Hath Yoga practices in Health promotion
  5. Concept of mental well being according to Patanjali Yoga
  6. Yogic practices of Patanjali Yoga: Bahiranga and Antaranga Yoga
  7. Concept of healthy living in Bhagwad Gita
  8. Importance of subjective experience indaily Yoga Practice

Unit 3: Yoga for Health Promotion

  1. Brief introduction to Human Body
  2. Role of Yoga for health promotion
  3. Yogic attitudes and practices
  4. Introduction to Yogic Diet and its relevance and importance in Yoga Sdhana
  5. Dincharya and Ritucharya with respect to yogic life style
  6. Holistic approach of Yoga towards Health and Diseases
  7. Introduction to First aid and CPR
  8. Yogic management of stress and its consequences
  9. Yoga in prevention of common disease
  10. Yoga and Personality development