Yoga

Yoga Elective
Unit 126

Yoga (Sanskrit “yuj” – to unite) is the union of body mind and soul. In the well documented Yoga Sutras of Patañjali, there are 8 steps to achieve this union. The various steps and techniques of Yoga work toward purifying, realigning and maintaining body and mind for optimal, holistic health. Yoga can be used as a tool to learn to:

  • Find balance between softness and firmness, suppleness and strength;
  • Develop a greater sense of self-awareness to self-heal;
  • Remain relaxed in any stressful situation;
  • Stay focused even in the mundane;
  • Be content whilst striving to achieve highest potential;
  • Reach a state of bliss or universal consciousness.

This Yoga elective is an interactive course that involves both theoretical and practical exercises.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Principles and benefits of Yoga
  • Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras
  • Ayurvedic perspectives on Yoga to balance doshas (individual constitution)
  • Yogic diet and lifestyle
  • Reciprocal relaxation of muscles for safer āsana (postural) practice.
  • Basic pranayama (breath awareness)
  • Various meditation techniques for relaxation and health
  • Subtle energy systems including chakras (energy centres) and pancha koshas (5 bodies of man)

The aim of this course is to help guide participants to develop an appropriately individualised Yoga practice to promote holistic healing.

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded at the successful completion of the course.

The AIHM reserves the right to postpone this unit if there are insufficient participants

PREREQUISITES Nil
DATE 30th January – 10th April 2015 Fridays
TIME 5:00 – 8:00 pm
VENUE AIHM, Massage Room862 North Lake Road, Cockburn Central, WA
Phone : (08) 9417 3553       Fax : (08) 9417 1881
COST $600.00 – Domestic Students
Course Duration 10 weeks
Mode of Delivery On campus

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Please register your interest and we will contact you when we offer this course.

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