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Jul 26

UNDERSTANDING THE DOṢA-S IN YOGA

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Article by Evelyn Einhaeuser

When we want to give an adequate and resonating Yoga or Yoga Therapy practice to an individual, an important part to consider is our student’s constitution (do?a), as this reflects in their body, emotions, mindset and also in the manifestation of potential diseases or problems in life and even in what happens to them on their spiritual path. These constitutions reflect the energetic make-up of the five elements within our body. Depending on the combination of elements and their distribution within an individual, the do?a changes. In Yoga and Ayurveda, all illnesses as well as negative thought patterns or emotions can be categorized under a specific do?a. Our acharya T. Krishnamacharya was a polymath, and therefore an expert not just in Yoga, but also in Ayurveda and other disciplines that find their origins in the Vedas and he was even able to mix Ayurvedic medicines by himself. In the times in which he lived, people understood that all these vedic disciplines work synergistically and complementary. Those were times in which people drew on knowledge from different complementary fields to increase efficiency and healing strength.

Yoga practices can address when one of these three bodily humours or bioenergies has become aggravated and harmonizes our body, emotions and mindset back into balance. Therefore Yoga and Ayurveda go hand in hand because the Ayurvedic model in turn helps us to better understand what is happening inside a person’s body (and mind!).

Learning about the different constitutions as well as accessing Yoga practices and teachniques in the scope of these constitutions is therefore a big part of our KHYF teacher training as well as our KHYF therapy training. In the teacher training these constitutions will be explained so that they can be used for designing practices. In the therapy training apart from understanding the three different humours in depth, illnesses will be discussed and categorized with the Ayurvedic model in mind and you will learn how to read the pulse of a student, one of the things that our teacher TKV Desikachar was an absolute expert in. He could see and feel deeply into a person from reading their pulse, he would know what kind of diseases they have or had, what emotions were bothering them and even know if a person was pregnant and if so, which gender the child had!

If you are interested in delving deeper into the Yogic understanding of the constitutions, here are several beautiful options for upcoming seminars and training programs in which you can deepen your knowledge to better facilitate your students journeys:

PITTA PRAKOPA CIKITSA| Understanding and Alleviating Pitta Disorders. Sept 8th to Sept 10th, 2017. Seminar in San Sebastian, Spain. For more information kindly visit: http://www.khyf.net/programs-and-events/2017/9/8/pitta-prakopa-cikitsa-understanding-and-alleviating-pitta-disorders

YOGA TEACHER TRAINING, Module 1 commenced on January 15th 2018 in Chennai, India. For more information, on further modules and how to join this course, kindly contact: courses@khyf.net

Register for HOLISTIC YOGA THERAPY TRAINING, starting 13th September 2018 in Lauingen, Germany.

Jul 18

7 REASONS TO ENGAGE IN THE KHYF YOGA THERAPY TRAINING

By admin | Yoga Therapy

It is Classical Yoga
The training will present Yoga Therapy based on Yoga’s classical understanding of the Human body, in conjunction with traditional Vedic sciences like Ayurveda and Samkhya philosophy. Hence the depth of learning will be profound especially in trying to understand the tools of Yoga through subtle perspectives. This apart, consistent with the classical foundation of Yoga, each participant will also be mentored individually by a qualified mentor. Thus personal attention in the student’s learning will also form a key part of the training.

It is Holistic
Participants in this training program will learn the entire range of Yoga’s potent tools. This includes not just Asana-s, but also Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha, Mantra, Nyasa, Ahara (Nutrition), Vihara (Lifestyle) and other important tools of Yoga Therapy in a detailed and structured manner. Assistive handouts will be provided throughout the training so that it serves as an important aid in the learning process.

It is Immersive
The training will be a deep immersion for participants to not only learn in-depth the theoretical frameworks of the tools of Yoga Therapy, but also how to practically apply it to themselves and to their students through practicum and supervised teaching.

It is Useful
In today’s context, where it is increasingly becoming important for Yoga teachers to be careful when teaching Yoga classes even in group settings, trainees will find this program immensely useful to gain deep insights into how to offer modifications and adaptations that are safe and respectful to the needs of their students. Teaching will include how to observe limitations in students, which variations to offer, and how to offer them in an intelligent and interesting manner.

It is Transformational
The training will not only be an amazing opportunity to learn in depth tools of Yoga Therapy, but also to apply them practically for oneself in a profound process of self transformation. Guidance on self-observation tools will be continually provided as well as spiritual mentoring so that participants not only evolve themselves in a positive manner, but also bring out their best abilities as a future care provider.

It is International
You will be part of an amazing cosmopolitan set of participants coming from many countries and cultures and hence sharing experiences will be truly meaningful and diverse. The training is non-dogmatic and is open to all those who are sincerely interested in the discipline of Yoga Therapy. There is no discrimination made of any kind, as long as all participants are emotionally stable and deeply committed to the learning process.

It is Fun
The KHYF Yoga Therapy Training is absolutely awesome. You will learn in a friendly and joyful environment that makes the educational process enjoyable and fulfilling. An ambience of openness and positivity will be created to welcome all trainees so that the learning is as much fun, as it is profound.

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To be part of our awesome KHYF Yoga Therapy Training 2018 – 2020, beginning in September 2018 in Germany, kindly click here – www.khyf.net/programs/training/1000-hours-viniyoga/