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Syllabus for Diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy

Unit I:

Introduction of yoga:

Definition

Explanation

Yoga Tree

Yoga Root

Branches

Hatha Yoga

Raja Yoga

Karma Yoga

Bakthi Yoga

Jnana Yoga 

Tantra Yoga

Mantra Yoga

Ashtanga yoga:

Maharishi Patanjali View

Saint Thirumoolar View

Eight Limbs

Two great sages of Yoga

Father of Yoga

Father of Therapeutic yoga  

Meditation:

Definition

Explanation

Features

Benefits

Factors affecting Yogic Meditation.

Posture:

Definition

Explanation

Cautions

Benefits

Misconceptions

Causes of misconceptions

Counter Postures

Similarities and Dissimilarities between Yogasana and Physical Exercises.

Mudras:

Definition

Explanation

Principles

Cautions

Types

Hatha Yoga

Hasta Yoga

Mana Yoga

Kaya Yoga

Bandha Yoga

Adhara Yoga

Contraindications

Benefits

Nadis,  Chakras,  Kundalini

Unit II:

Asanas:

Explanations Benefits & Precautions

Utkatasana

Padmasana

UttithaPadmasana

Pastchimothanasana

Utthanapadasana

Vipareethakarani

Halasana

Matsyasana

Bhujangasana

Salabhasana

Dhanurasana

Vajraasana

Usartaasana

ArdhaSirasana

Nindrapadhasana

Piraiasana

Padahasthasana

Thrikonasana

Konasana

Unit III:

Sun Salutation:

Definition and explanation of Sun Salutation

Preparations of Sun Salutation

12 Steps involved in Sun Salutation

Breathing technique of 12 Steps

Invoking Solar vibrations into our body

Benefits of Sun Salutation

Pranayama:

Definition and explanation of Pranayama

Types of Pranayama

Benefits and explanation of Pranayama 

Preparatory stages for practice of Pranayama 

Precautions to be followed for practicing

Pranayama

Anuloma and  Viloma

Kabalapathi

Bastrika

Sitali

Sitkari

Unit IV:

Mudras:

Definition and explanation about Mudras

Precautions to be noted before practicing Mudras

Benefits of Mudras

Chin Mudra

Yoga Mudra

Maha Mudra

Bandhas:

Definition and explanation about Bandhas Precautions to be noted before  practicing Bandhas  Benefits of Bandhas

Uddiyana Bandha

Jalandra Bandha

Unit V:

Kriyas:

Definition and explanation about Kriyas

Precautions to be noted before practicing Kriyas

Benefits of Kriyas

Neti

Dhouti

Kabalapathi

 

DYN I: THEORY PAPER II

APPLIED  ANATOMY  AND  PHYSIOLOGY

Unit I:

Defination of Anatomy & Physiology

Scope of Anatomy & Physiology in Yoga

Importance of Anatomy & Physiology in Yoga Terms used

Cells:

Structure

Functions

Mitosis

Meiosis

Tissues:

Classification

Epithelial Tissue and its classification

Connective Tissue and its classification

Muscular Tissue and its classification

Nervous Tissue

Membranes

Glands

Organs:

Organs -  Systems -  Body fluids

Unit II:

Blood:

Functions

Composition

Cellular Elements

Clotting, mechanism of clotting

Blood groups

Disorders of blood

Response of Cardio Vascular System:

Structure

Arterial system

Venous system

Blood circulation

Functions

Cardiac cycle

Conducting

Properties

Heart sounds

Pulse

ECG

Blood pressure 

CVS Disorders

Blood vessel disorders

BP disorders

Respiratory System :

Respiration

Respiratory system

Lungs

Mechanism of respiration

Reflex mechanism

Respiratory volume

Exchange of gases

Abnormal types of respiration

Artificial respiration                            

Unit III:

Excretory System:

Kidney

Structure

Function

Formation of Urine

Diseases of Urinary system

Central Nervous System:

Brain

Structure function

Spinal cord

PNS

Sensation and Sensory path             

Autonomic Nervous System:

Sympathetic

Parasympathetic

Chemical transmitters

Functions

Unit IV:

Digestive System:

Mouth

Pharynx

Oesophagus

Abdominal cavity & its contents

Small intestine

Large intestine

Peritoneum

Liver:

Structure

Function

Gall bladder:

Structure

Function                                          

Pancreas

Structure

Function

Unit V:

Endocrine System :

Pituitary gland

Thyroid gland

Para thyroid gland

Adrenal glands

Pancreas

Sex glands

Thymus

Pineal gland

Metabolism Diet and Vitamins :

Metabolism

Carbohydrate metabolism

Protein metabolism

Water metabolism

Salt metabolism

Vitamins

Classification

Fat soluble vitamin

Water soluble vitamin

 

THEORY paper - III

DYN III –  BASIC  CONCEPTS  OF  NATUROPATHY

Unit I:

Basics of Nature Cure :

Definition

History 

Philosophy

Nature’s Law

3 Primary causes                                 

Unit II:

Iridology:

Definition

History

Benefits

Cautions

Limitations

Mud Therapy:

Definition

Procedure

Types of packs

Contraindications

Hydro Therapy :

Importance of water

Benefits

General rules

Various Natural Hydrotherapeutic measures

Enema

Barefoot walking

Benefits

Unit III:

Massage Therapy:

Definition

Benefits

Effects

Massage oils

Magneto Therapy :

Definition

Terminology

Types

Effects

Application

Unit - IV:

Nutrition and Diet  Nutrients and its components

Vitamins :

Fat Soluble vitamins

RDA

Main Soruce

Functions

Water  Soluble vitamins

RDA

Main Source

Functions

Minerals

Sources

Functions

Trace elements

Unit V:

Fasting :

Definition

Principle

Methods

Types

Classification

Fasting vs Starvation

Crisis

Symptoms

Breaking a fast

Benefits

DYN IV:

Practice of Suyranamaskar , asanas, pranayama, Mudhra, Bandha, kriyas & preparation  of naturopathic food

PRACTICAL  - 1

Demonstration of Suryanamaskar

Asanas:

Utkatasana

Padmasana

UthitaPadmasana

Pastchimothanasana

Uttanapadasana

Vipareethakarani

Halasana

Matsyasana

Bhujangasana

Salabhasana

Dhanurasana

Vajraasana

Usartaasana

ArdhaSirasana

Nindrapadhasana

Piraiasana

Padahasthasana

Thrikonasana

Konasana

Pranayama:

Anuloma and  Viloma  Kabalapathi

Bastrika

Sitali

Sitkari

Mudras :

Yoga Mudra

Maha Mudra

Chin Mudra

Bandhas:

Uddiyana Bandha

Jalandra Bandha

Kriyas :

Kabalapathi Kriya

Vamana Dhouthi Kriya

Sutra Neti Kriya

Jala Neti Kriya

Preparation of Naturopathic Food :

Soya beans

Lemon juice

Raw vegetable salad

Fruit salad

Sprouts

Orange juice

Yoghurt

Cabbage Soup

Carrot Juice

Mixed Vegetable Soup.

PRACTICAL  - II

INTENSIVE TEACHING PRACTICE IN YOGA AND NATUROPATHY

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