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Author: Yogacharya Dhakaram

Founder of YogaPeace Sansthan, Yogacharya Dhakaram is an internationally acclaimed yoga teacher and healer with over 30 years of experience. He has trained thousands of students in yoga and is known for his depth of knowledge and his ability to turn around lives with yoga.

The Importance of Well-Being for Students

Anandam for Students is a program designed to help students improve their emotional and physical well-being through yoga. The program is based on the idea that yoga can benefit students in a number of ways, including reducing stress, improving concentration, and promoting emotional balance.

The Importance of Well-Being for Students

Students today face a lot of pressure to succeed academically. This pressure can lead to stress, anxiety, and other mental health problems. In addition, students often neglect their physical health due to busy schedules. This can lead to problems such as fatigue, headaches, and difficulty sleeping.

How Yoga Can Help Students

Yoga is a mind-body practice that has been shown to have a number of benefits for both physical and mental health. Some of the ways that yoga can help students include:

  • Reducing stress: Yoga can help to reduce stress by teaching students how to relax and focus their breath.
  • Improving concentration: Yoga can help to improve concentration by teaching students how to focus their attention and be present in the moment.
  • Promoting emotional balance: Yoga can help to promote emotional balance by teaching students how to manage their emotions in a healthy way.
  • Increasing physical fitness: Yoga can help to increase physical fitness by improving strength, flexibility, and balance.
  • Improving sleep quality: Yoga can help to improve sleep quality by promoting relaxation and reducing stress.

The Anandam for Students Program

The Anandam for Students program is a comprehensive program that teaches students a variety of yoga practices. The program includes:

  • Asanas: Asanas help to improve strength, flexibility, and balance.
  • Pranayama: Pranayama helps to reduce stress and improve concentration.
  • Meditation: Meditation helps to promote emotional balance and self-awareness.
  • Relaxation techniques: Relaxation techniques help to reduce stress and improve sleep quality.

The Anandam for Students program is taught by experienced yoga teachers who are passionate about helping students succeed. The program is offered in a variety of settings, including schools, yoga studios, and community centers.

The Benefits of Anandam for Students

There are a number of benefits to participating in the Anandam for Students program. Some of the benefits include:

  • Improved academic performance: Students who participate in yoga programs have been shown to have improved academic performance.
  • Reduced stress and anxiety: Yoga can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which can improve students’ overall well-being.
  • Improved concentration and focus: Yoga can help to improve concentration and focus, which can help students to do better in school.
  • Increased self-esteem: Yoga can help to increase self-esteem and body confidence.
  • Improved sleep quality: Yoga can help to improve sleep quality, which can lead to increased energy levels and improved mood.

Conclusion

The Anandam for Students program is a great way for students to improve their emotional and physical well-being. The program is based on the idea that yoga can benefit students in a number of ways, including reducing stress, improving concentration, and promoting emotional balance. If you are interested in getting your child involved in the Anandam for Students program, there are a number of ways to do so.

Embark on Your Transformation

YogaPeace Sansthan welcomes you on a transformative journey of self-discovery and empowerment through our comprehensive Yoga Teacher Training Courses. With a rich heritage and over 30 years of experience, we are dedicated to fostering exceptional yoga teachers who can not only guide others on the physical path of yoga, but also illuminate the deeper aspects of mental and spiritual well-being.

Our meticulously crafted programs cater to a variety of aspirations, whether you seek to become a certified Yoga Therapist or a Fitness Yoga Coach. This article serves as a comprehensive guide, delving into the unique offerings of each course and equipping you to make an informed decision about your yoga teacher training path.

Unveiling the Foundation: Basic Yoga Therapy Master (BYTM) – YCB Level 1

This program forms the cornerstone of YogaPeace’s Teacher Training curriculum. The BYTM (YCB Level 1) equips you with a strong foundation in yoga asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), and yogic philosophy. Through in-depth practical knowledge, you’ll gain the ability to teach basic yoga therapy techniques to address various health concerns.

The curriculum incorporates a thorough exploration of human anatomy and physiology, enabling you to understand the body’s mechanics and how yoga can optimize its functioning. You’ll delve into the ancient wisdom of Vedic mantras and yogic texts like the Patanjali Yoga Sutras and Hathapradipika, gaining insights into the philosophical and spiritual dimensions of yoga.

A key highlight of the BYTM program is the focus on personal growth. Teaching practice sessions coupled with personality development workshops foster confidence and refine your ability to effectively guide others. This program culminates in a rewarding internship that allows you to gain practical experience under the supervision of seasoned yoga therapists.

Beyond the Basics: Fitness Yoga Coach (FYC) – YCB Level 2

Building upon the foundation established in the BYTM program, the Fitness Yoga Coach (FYC) – YCB Level 2 course equips you to design and deliver dynamic yoga classes tailored for fitness enthusiasts. This program delves into advanced asana practices, exploring variations and modifications to cater to diverse fitness levels and goals.

You’ll gain a deeper understanding of functional movement patterns and how to integrate them seamlessly into yoga routines. The curriculum emphasizes creative sequencing, allowing you to craft invigorating and effective yoga classes that cater to a variety of fitness aspirations. This program also introduces you to the fundamentals of sports yoga, providing you with the tools to address common sports injuries and enhance athletic performance.

Deepening the Therapeutic Expertise: Advanced Yoga Therapy Master (AYTM)

For individuals seeking to specialize in therapeutic yoga, the Advanced Yoga Therapy Master (AYTM) program offers a transformative learning experience. This program builds upon the knowledge acquired in the BYTM program, delving into advanced therapeutic applications of yoga.

You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of yoga therapy principles based on the teachings of Guru B.K.S. Iyengar, known for his emphasis on alignment and the use of props. The curriculum incorporates a detailed study of anatomy and physiology, enabling you to confidently design therapeutic yoga interventions for a broader range of health conditions.

The program also explores the realm of mental health, equipping you with the skills to address stress, anxiety, and depression through the multifaceted practices of yoga. A significant portion of the AYTM program focuses on practical experience. Opportunities to treat patients under the guidance of experienced yoga therapists allow you to refine your therapeutic skills and gain invaluable confidence.

The Yoga Grand Master Course: A Holistic Journey

The Yoga Grand Master Course represents the pinnacle of YogaPeace’s Teacher Training curriculum. This comprehensive program integrates the knowledge and practices explored in the BYTM, FYC, and AYTM courses, culminating in the creation of a well-rounded yoga teacher with expertise in both therapeutic and fitness applications.

The program offers a unique opportunity to delve into the world of Yoga Therapy Tourism, equipping you with the skills to cater to the specific needs of international yoga enthusiasts seeking therapeutic interventions. Additionally, the curriculum explores the philosophical and spiritual dimensions of yoga in greater depth, fostering a holistic understanding of this ancient practice.

Beyond Teacher Training: Specialized Courses

YogaPeace Sansthan recognizes the evolving needs of yoga practitioners. In addition to our comprehensive Teacher Training programs, we offer specialized courses that cater to specific areas of interest. The Yoga for Sports – Advanced Yoga program equips you with the expertise to guide athletes and fitness enthusiasts in maximizing their performance and preventing injuries.

For those seeking to deepen their understanding of the human form, the Advanced Anatomy Classes offer a detailed exploration of the musculoskeletal system, providing valuable insights applicable to both therapeutic and fitness-oriented yoga practices.

Scientific Method of Bending Backwards

Hari Om, dear friends!

Greetings to all with our smiling faces. Welcome to the program taking a step towards health and joy. Today, we will discuss how to bend backwards properly.

What happens if you bend backward incorrectly?

  • You may experience back pain.
  • The body structure may get disturbed.

Benefits of bending backward correctly:

  • Excellent for the spine.
  • Beneficial for the lungs and heart.

Method of bending backward:

Half Wheel Pose (Ardha Chakrasana):

  1. Place your hands on your hips, pressing the hips downwards and lifting the chest outward.
  2. Close your eyes, inhale deeply, and expand the chest as much as possible.
  3. Keep the neck relaxed.
  4. Focus on the muscles of the shoulders and chest.
  5. Slowly lower your hands without opening your eyes.
  6. Feel the changes happening in your body with closed eyes.
  7. Focus on the muscles of the shoulders and chest.
  8. Do not rush while bending backward.
  9. Regular practice will yield good results.

Another method:

  1. Take your hands behind your back, interlock your fingers, forming a pair of scissors.
  2. Expand the chest forward and keep the neck backward.
  3. Try to hold this position for at least one to two minutes.
  4. When it becomes difficult to hold, slowly return to the normal position from the posture.
  5. Feel the changes happening in your body with closed eyes.
  6. Practicing the posture with closed eyes brings peace and joy to the mind.
  7. It is very important if there is stiffness or pain in the shoulders and neck.

Points to Remember:

  • Bend backward by joining the ankles while bending forward, keeping the spine straight.
  • While performing the Half Wheel Pose, bend backward from the upper part of the chest.
  • Gently twist the vertebrae of the spine.

Benefits:

  • Beneficial for the chest, lungs, and heart.
  • Makes the spine flexible.
  • Beneficial for the muscles of the shoulders and neck.

For more information:

www.dhakaram.com

Yogacharya Dhaka Ram
Founder, Yoga Peace Institute

One Step Towards Health and Happiness: Meditation Made Easy

Om shanti. Welcome to Yogapeace Sansthan’s program, “One Step Towards Health and Happiness.” Today, we explore the practice of meditation.

Many believe meditation is complex, but it’s neither easy nor difficult. The key is to abide in the present moment, free from the grip of past and future worries. Our minds, like pendulums, swing between them. The technique we’ll discuss will simplify your meditation journey.

Observe Your Thoughts, Don’t Judge Them

You might hear instructions like “don’t meditate here” or “don’t meditate there.” Our minds, like children, rebel against restrictions. Instead, we’ll learn to observe our thoughts without judgment.

Imagine watching traffic from the roadside. You don’t try to stop the vehicles; you simply observe their flow. Likewise, observe your thoughts, good or bad, as they come and go.

Finding Your Comfortable Seat

Begin by sitting comfortably in any posture that suits you, such as Padmasana (lotus), Sukhasana (easy pose), Siddhasana (perfect pose), or Vajrasana (diamond pose). Ensure your back and neck are straight, with an expanded chest and relaxed stomach muscles.

If you have back pain, use a cushion or block for support. You can even sit on a sofa, chair, or bed. Place your hands in Dhyana Mudra (meditation posture) on your lap and gently close your eyes. Soften your gaze and focus on your inner state. Relax your neck and facial muscles completely.

Letting Go of Thoughts

Thoughts will arise, but simply observe them. Don’t chase them away or dwell on them. Just as uninvited guests eventually leave if ignored, so too will your thoughts when you detach from them.

Meditation Anywhere, Anytime

Meditation isn’t confined to a specific place. You can practice it in a car, bus, train, airplane, office – anywhere!

Open Your Eyes and Embrace the Benefits

Slowly open your eyes. Regular meditation will gradually reduce thought fluctuations. When we pay attention to something, it takes hold of our minds. By detaching from thoughts, we take back control.

Practice Regularly, Experience the Shift

Whenever you feel stressed, incorporate meditation into your routine. You don’t need a special place – just 5-10 minutes a day. Yogacharya Dhakaram suggests that within 7 days of daily meditation, you’ll experience positive changes in your body and mind.

May you all be happy, healthy, and joyful.

Respect to all of you.

Yogacharya Dhakaram
Founder, YogaPeace Sansthan

Universal Prayer – Shiva Shiva

Om…
Om…

Ye…
Shiva…
Ao…
Shiva…
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Shiva Shiva
Shiva Shambhu…
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Jai Jai Shambhu…
Har Har Mahadev…

Shiva Shiva
Shiva Shiva Shambhu..
Shiva Shiva
Shiva Shiva Shambhu..
Shiva Shiva
Jai Jai Shiva
Shiva Shiva
Jai Jai Shiva
Shiva Shiva
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Jai Jai Shiva.
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Jai Jai Shiva.
And we pray Shiva
And we pray Shiva
Narayan Narayan Narayan..
Narayan Narayan Narayan…
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Jai Jai Shiva
Shiva Shiva
Jai Jai Shiva
And we pray Shiva
And we pray Shiva
Narayan Narayan Narayan..
Narayan Narayan Narayan…
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Jesus Jesus Jai Jai Jesus
Jesus Jesus Jai Jai Jesus
And we pray Jesus
And we pray Jesus


Narayan Narayan Narayan..
Narayan Narayan Narayan…

Jesus Jesus Jai Jai Jesus
Jesus Jesus Jai Jai Jesus
And we pray Jesus
And we pray Jesus
Narayan Narayan Narayan..
Narayan Narayan Narayan…
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Allah Hu Allah Jai Jai Jai Allah
Allah Hu Allah Jai Jai Jai Allah
And we pray Allah
And we pray Allah
Narayan Narayan Narayan..
Narayan Narayan Narayan…

Allah Hu Allah Jai Jai Jai Allah,
Allah Hu Allah Jai Jai Jai Allah


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And we pray Allah
Narayan Narayan Narayan..
Narayan Narayan Narayan…

Buddha Narayan, Mahavir Narayan, Sai Narayan, Nanak Narayan, Devi Narayan
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Buddha Narayan, Mahavir Narayan, Sai Narayan, Nanak Narayan, Devi Narayan
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Narayan Narayan Narayan
Narayan Narayan Narayan
Jai Jai Shambhu oo
Narayan Narayan Narayan
Har Har Mahadev
Narayan Narayan Narayan
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