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Syllabus for Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy

Theory paper - I

PGDYN - T1 - APPLIED ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

Unit I:

Definition 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 system

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

Secretions

Unit V:

Endocrine System:

Pituitary gland

Thyroid gland

Parathyroid gland

Adrenal glands

Pancreas

Sex  

Gland

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 - II

PGDYN - T2 - NaturoTherapy

Unit I:

Basic of Nature Cure:

Definition

History

Philosophy

Nature’s Law

3 Primary causes

Unity of Disease and Treatment :

Natural methods

Results of suppression

Unit II:

Fasting:

Definition

Principle

Methods

Types

Classification      

History

Fasting vs Starvation

Crisis

Symptoms

Auxilliaries

Breaking a fast

Benefits

Cautions

Contraindications

Hazards

Misconceptions

UNIT III:

Iridology:

Definition

History

Health Benefits

Cautions

Limitations

Mud Therapy :

Definition

Principle

Procedure

Types of packs

Contraindications

Hydrotherapy:

Importance of water

Benefits

General rules

Various Natural

Hydrotherapeutic Measures:

Trunk pack

Chest pack

Enema

Barefoot walking

Benefits

Unit IV:

Nutrition and Diet :

Importance of food

Nutrients and its components

Important nutrients

Vitamins:

Fat Soluble vitamins

RDA:

Main Source

Functions

Water  Soluble vitamins

Minerals

Sources

Trace elements

Diet:

Definition

Classification of food

Tamasik diet

Rajasik diet

Satvik diet            

Unit V:

Massage Therapy:

Definition

Benefits

Effects

Environment

Massage oils

Contraindications               

Theory paper - III

PGDYN - T3 - THEORY OF ASANAS, PRANAYAMA,  MUDRAS,  BANDHAS AND KRIYAS

Unit I:

Asanas:

Padmasana

UttithaPadmasana

Utkatasana

Janusirsasana

Paschimotthanasana

Navasana

Halasana             

Matsyasana

SuptaVajrasana

Bhujangasana

Salabhasana

Dhanurasana

Vajrasana

Mayurasana

Usartaasana

ArdhaSirsasana

Sirsasana:

Nindrapadhasana

Piraiasana

Thrikonasana

Uttana Padasana                       

Sarvangasana

Ardha Matsyendrasana

Padahastasana

Konasana

Chakrasana

Padahastaangusthasana

Savasana

Kuvyapadasana

Pavanamukthasana

Unit II:

Pranayama:

Seetkari Pranayama

Bhramari Pranayam

Ujjayi Pranayama

Bhastrika Pranayama

Seetali Pranayama

Anuloma Viloma Pranayama

Sun Salutation:

Goodness of yoga

Yoga nidra

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

UNIT III:

Mudras:

Definition and explanation about Mudras  Precautions to be noted before practicing

Mudras:

Different types of Mudras

Steps to be followed for practicing Mudras

Contraindictions related to Mudras

Effect of Mudras on different systems of Human Body

Benefits of Mudras

Steps for the following Mudras:

Chin Mudra

Shanmuki Mudra

Nasikagra Mudra

Khechari Mudra

Yoga Mudra

Maha Mudra

Vipareetha karani Mudra

Aswini Mudra      

Bandhas:

Definition and explanation about Bandhas

Precautions to be noted before practicing Bandhas

Different types of Bandhas

Techniques to be followed for practicing Bandhas

Contraindictions related to Bandhas

Effect of Bandhas on different systems of Human Body

Benefits of Bandhas:

Steps for the following Bandhas     

Jalandhra Bandha

Moola Bandha

Uddiyana Bandha

Maha Bandha

Unit IV:

Kriyas:

Definition and explanation about Kriyas

Precautions to be noted before practicing Kriyas

Different types of Kriyas

Techniques to be followed for practicing Kriyas

Contraindictions related to Kriyas

Effect of Kriyas on different systems of  Human Body

Benefits of Kriyas

Steps for the following Kriyas

Kapalabhati

Neti

Jala Neti

Sutra Neti

Dhouthi

Jala Dhouthi

Vastra Dhouti

Danda Dhouti

Nauli Kriya

Madhyama Nauli

Dakshina and Vamana Nauli

Nauli Chalana

Trataka

Unit V:

Pranic Therapy:

Divine Healing

Balanced food schedule for one week

Women & Yoga

Theory paper - IV

PGDYN -T4 - Yoga Therapy

Unit I:

Yoga:

Definition

Explanation

Yoga Tree

Yoga Root

Branches

Hatha Yoga

Raja Yoga

Karma Yoga

Bakthi Yoga - Jnana Yoga

Tantra Yoga

Mantra 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

Postures:

Definition

Explanation

Cautions

Benefits

Misconceptions

Cause of misconceptions

Counter Postures

Similarities and Dissimilarities between Yogasana and Physical Exercises.

Unit II:

Diseases and Prevention:

Not for disease but for happiness

Energy and Disease

Diet, Habits and work Disease preventive armour

A healthy life

Thirumoolar and Siddha Medicine

Asanas and counter postures

Harmful addictions

Glands, Hormones & Vital organs  

Unit III:

Disease and Treatement through Yoga:

What constitutes to yogic therapy - How yogic therapy should commence Yogabhishak or Doctor of Yoga

Constipation

Diarrhoea and Piles

Appendicitis

Intestinal gas and pain

Dyspepsia

Disorders of digestion

Dysentery

Obesity

Unit IV:

Diabetes:

Rheumatism

Liver Diseases

Pyorrhea

Tonsillitis and Adenoids

Myopia

Leprosy

Anemia

TB

Asthma

Malaria

Splenomegaly

Unit V:

 Skin diseases:

Venereal Diseases

Hernia

Diseases of women

Ring worm

Leucoderma, Epilepsy

Jaundice

Sterility

Impotency

Diseases of semen:

Blood pressure

Asanas and diet chart for various diseases.

Practicals

PGDYN - P1  :

Practice of Suryanamaskar, Asanas, Pranayama,Mudras, Bandhas, Kriyas & PrEPARATION OF DIET CHART AND YOGIC CHART FOR SPECIFIC DISEASES

Practical - I

Surya Namaskar

Asanas:

Padmasana

UttithaPadmasana

Utkatasana

Janusiraasana

Pastchimothanasana

Navasana

Halasana

Matsyaasana

SuptaVajraasana

Bhujangasana

Salabhasana

Dhanurasana

Vajraasana

Mayurasana

Usartaasana

ArdhaSirasana

Sirsaasana

Nindrapadhasana

Piraiasana

Thrikonasana

Uthana Padasana

Sarvangasana -

Ardhamatsyendraasana

Pada Hasta Asana

0Kon Asana

Chakra Asana

Hastapadaangusthaasana

Savasana

Kuvyapadaasana

Pavanamukthasana

Pranayama:

Seetkari Pranayama

Bhramari Pranayama

Ujjayi Pranayama

Bhastrika Pranayama

Sheetali Pranayama

Anuloma Vinuloma Pranayma

Nadi Shuddi Pranayama

Sadanta Pranayama

Pranayama with Bandhas

Mudras:

Chin Mudra

Shanmuki Mudra

Nasikagra Dhrishti

Khechari Mudra

Yoga Mudra

Maha Mudra

Vipareetha karani Mudra

Aswini Mudra

Bandhas:

Jalandhra Bandha

Moola Bandha

Uddiyana Bandha

Maha Bandha

Kriyas:

Kapalabhati

Neti

Jala Neti

Sutra Neti 

Dhouthi

Jala Dhouthi

Vastra Dhouti

Danda Dhouti

Nauli Kriya

Madhyama Nauli

Dakshina and Vamana Nauli

Nauli Chalana

Trataka

Preparation of Diet Chart and Yogic Chart for specific Diseases :

Constipation

Diarrhoea and Piles

Appendicitis

Intestinal gas and pain and Catarrh

Dyspepsia

Disorders of digestion

Dysentry

Obesity:

Diabetes

Rheumatism

Liver Diseases

Pyorrhoea

Tonsillitis and Adenoids

Myopia - Leprosy

Anemia

TB

Asthma

Malaria

Splenomegaly

Skin diseases

Venereal Diseases

Hernia

Diseases of women

Ring worm

Leucoderma

Epilepsy

Jaundice

Sterility

Impotency

Diseases of semen

Blood pressure

Practical - I

PGDYN - P2   TEACHING PRACTICE IN YOGA AND PRESENTATION OF NATUROPATHIC FOOD.

 

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