Yoga Classes

Self Management of Stress (SMS)
for balanced Life

Studies show that stress is an underlying cause of many ailments such as insomnia, nervousness, high blood pressure, respiratory disorders, diabetes, depression and even cancer.  Stress not only suppresses the immune system but hampers sleep and brain function thereby leading to long term health issues such as dementia, memory loss etc.

Ayurveda and Yoga for Sleep Disorders

 

Yoga talks about Sleep as one of the pillars of life. Sleep is considered to be as important as diet in maintaining health and balance in the body. Sleep is the time when the body can repair and heal itself. The mind and emotions also become balanced through sleep. When we have sound sleep, our body is regenerating and restoring at a deeper level.

Parent-Child Yoga (Bond with your child)

 

According to Ayurveda and Yoga it is important that Parent’s bond with their child at a very early age for the healthy growth of the child – both at the external and internal level.  Every word that is uttered by the parent is absorbed by the child both consciously and sub-consciously.

Weight Management through Ayurveda and Yoga

 

As we grow older, our body tends to gain more weight and it can be challenging to lose the unwanted fat. According to Ayurveda one of the main causes of unwanted stubborn fat is due to low metabolism (digestive fire or “agni”). Ayurveda distinctly draws a difference between weight loss and weight management.

Yoga for Digestive Disorders

 

According to Ayurveda, fasting is a good way of “resetting” the body’s metabolism. Undigested or unmetabolized food, called “Ama” which when accumulated in the body, blocks the body’s micro channels thereby causing several digestive disorders.

Mind Wellness (Manasa Roga)

 

According to Ayurveda and Yoga a person is considered truly healthy if and only if their mind is healthy. Any kind of imbalance of the mind (sadness, anger, grief, frustration, worry, anxiety, fear and so on) will slowly percolate into the body and manifest as physical ailment.

Elderly Care through Ayurveda and Yoga

 

As we get older, muscles tend to stiffen, our joints lose their range of motion and we become more susceptible to chronic problems such as osteoporosis, arthritis and heart disease. We also notice a lot of mental changes apart from the physical changes.

8 Universal Laws for Mind-Body Wellness

 

According to Ayurveda, fasting is a good way of “resetting” the body’s metabolism. Undigested or unmetabolized food, called “Ama” which when accumulated in the body, blocks the body’s micro channels thereby causing several digestive disorders.

Weight Management through Ayurveda and Yoga

As we grow older, our body tends to gain more weight and it can be challenging to lose the unwanted fat. According to Ayurveda one of the main causes of unwanted stubborn fat is due to low metabolism (digestive fire or “agni”). Ayurveda distinctly draws a difference between weight loss and weight management. Weight loss is focussed on the body and has a short term effect while while weight management adopts a holistic outlook and is and ideal long term approach. Ayurveda takes a holistic view on weight loss which includes a mind-body approach.  

Ayurveda, is a Traditional Indian System of Wellness which offers a comprehensive study of the effects of food and lifestyle on your weight.  Ayurveda, known as the “Science of Life”, provides a holistic outlook and natural principles for balancing the mind-body complex which helps with weight maintenance.

You will learn

  • What is Ayurveda and why a “one-size fits all” method will not apply for weight maintenance
  • Why older people tend to put on weight easily
  • Why different weight loss method is recommended for different body types
  • Why eating with awareness helps with weight loss and maintenance
  • “Baby steps” techniques for weight maintenance

Yoga for Digestive Disorders

According to Ayurveda, fasting is a good way of “resetting” the body’s metabolism. Undigested or unmetabolized food, called “Ama” which when accumulated in the body, blocks the body’s micro channels thereby causing several digestive disorders.
When the channels are blocked, nutrients do not get assimilated properly into the cells and can cause sluggishness, bloating, fatigue, bad breath, constipation etc and other related digestive disorders.
Depending on your body-type and health condition, Ayurveda recommends occasional detox or fasting but strongly cautions that fasting should be customised based on your body type (Prakriti), your age, lifestyle, seasons, health condition and so on. According to Ayurveda fasting or detoxing wrongly can cause your digestion to weaken and further deplete your energy. Also there are certain steps to follow before and after fasting in order to replenish your gut health and digestive fire (agni).

You will learn

  • Difference between Yogic Fasting and Ayurvedic Fasting/detox
  • the causes of Ama (toxin) formation
  • the difference between Mala (body’s natural wastes) and Ama (undigested food that can lead to toxin in the body)
  • Why a customised approach is needed for detox
  • Simple tips to improve your digestion

Self Management of Stress (SMS) for Quality Life

Studies show that stress is an underlying cause of many ailments such as insomnia, nervousness, high blood pressure, respiratory disorders, diabetes, depression and even cancer.  Stress not only suppresses the immune system but hampers sleep and brain function thereby leading to long term health issues such as dementia, memory loss etc

Ayurvedic Self Management of Stress (SMS) is a unique, multi-dimensional approach to manage stress at the physical, mental and emotional levels. SMS calms the mind, improves the immune system, reduces stress and brings about homeostasis within the body. It balances the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system and improves the quality of sleep. 

At this SMS workshop you will have a deeper understanding of stress from an Ayurvedic perspective and how stress affects the physical, mental and emotional level. You  will learn both theoretical and practical techniques to help overcome stress on a daily basis thereby increasing your overall health and productivity.

You will learn

  • How and why stress is the underlying cause of many diseases.
  • The role of sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system in fight-flight-freeze response
  • Why does the body remain in a stress mode even when we are resting
  • How awareness and perception is the key reduce stress
  • Practical techniques to help overcome stress on a daily basis thereby increasing your overall health and productivity.
  • A simple breathing technique to achieve overall balance in the body.

Mind Wellness (Manasa Roga)

According to Ayurveda and Yoga a person is considered truly healthy if and only if their mind is healthy. Any kind of imbalance of the mind (sadness, anger, grief, frustration, worry, anxiety, fear and so on) will slowly percolate into the body and manifest as physical ailment.

Both Ayurveda and Yoga have an extensive literature on the mind, its layers of consciousness, qualities of the mind and how the mind operates. Both these sciences strongly advocate the importance of keeping the mind in a balanced state in order to prevent long term mental health issues.  Being aware is far much more than just being mindful. In awareness we are not only aware of ourselves and our mind, but also aware of our subtle body and surroundings.  We become more conscious of our thoughts, actions and slowly develop compassion towards society and mankind.

You will learn

  • The difference between Mindfulness and Yoga Awareness
  • The functions of the Mind and importance of understanding them
  • The key to being aware of your thoughts and body will help bring about overall wellness
  • Quality of life vs Quantity of Lie
  • Baby-steps towards achieving awareness

Elderly Care through Ayurveda and Yoga

As we get older, muscles tend to stiffen, our joints lose their range of motion and we become more susceptible to chronic problems such as osteoporosis, arthritis and heart disease. We also notice a lot of mental changes apart from the physical changes.  Besides, research has shown that Caregivers experience stress and burnt-out while taking care of the elderly. At this workshop, participants will also learn the importance of self-care and be taught simple tips to manage stress and prevent burnout.

You will learn

  • Understand mental and physical changes in the elderly from an Ayurvedic perspective
  • Recipe good for digestion
  • Practicing awareness in care giving for the elderly
  • Yoga techniques for joint care for the elderly

8 Universal Laws for Mind-Body Wellness

According to Ayurveda and Yoga we are a part of the Universe – “as is the macrocosm, so is the microcosm” is an Ayurvedic saying.  Just as a seed has its innate intelligence to become a tree with leaves, flowers, fruits and self produce, we too have our innate intelligence within ourselves. We just need to tap into our own inner wellbeing to bring out the innate potential within us.

Ayurveda provides an in-depth analysis of the natural laws of the Universe and how we can tap into this consciously in order to achieve overall health.  Ayurveda and Yoga both places emphasis on the Mind-Body complex and asserts that our thoughts play a significant role in our day to day living.  “As you think, so you become” is a common proverb in Ayurveda.

You will learn

  • The 8 foundational principles of Ayurveda for holistic wellness
  • What are the 8 principles and the significance of these principles for overall wellbeing
  • How to apply these 8 principles in your day to day life for improved wellbeing

(Note: This is only conducted in English)

Ayurveda and Yoga for Sleep Disorders

Ayurveda talks about Sleep is one of the pillars of life. Sleep is considered to be as important as diet in maintaining health and balance in the body. Sleep is the time when the body can repair and heal itself. The mind and emotions also become balanced through sleep. When we have sound sleep, our body is regenerating and restoring at a deeper level. Science shows that the “night hormone” called melatonin, peaks thereby restoring sleep and immunity. Growth hormone soars, stimulating strengthening and repair of muscles and bones. The digestive tract has its own “sleep” cycle, eliminating wastes and toxins that might interfere with healthy, glowing skin. Even our sleeping brain is at work, processing memories and restoring neurochemicals vital to a happy mood and face.

You will learn

  • The different body types (Vata, Pitta, Kapha) and the hours of sleep required for each body type.
  • Why sleep is a essential for a healthy and radiant life.
  • how sleep plays a role in rejuvation
  • the dangers of stress and how it can affect sleep thereby affecting your health and memory, l
  • You will also learn practical baby-step techniques on how to improve the quality of your sleep.

Bonding with your Child through Parent-Child Yoga  

According to Ayurveda and Yoga it is important that Parent’s bond with their child at a very early age for the healthy growth of the child – both at the external and internal level.  Every word that is uttered by the parent is absorbed by the child both consciously and sub-consciously.  

The first 5-7 years of a child is the time when the child is very open and receptive to its environment including home environment.  The parents actions and words get imbedded in the child’s mind which in turn moulds the child to become an adult. Yoga which means “Union” in Sanskrit, is a holistic system that deals with the mind, body, emotions and the inner self.  It is a secular system that develops an all rounded personality and cultivates both the EQ and IQ.  This parent-child yoga program is a fun-filled activity that has a multi-fold positive effect.  Apart from developing an all rounded personality it develops the child’s intelligence in an enjoyable and an inquisitive way. Most importantly it brings about a special bonding between the parent and child. It has been suggested that yoga activities help children face and solve problem themselves in creative ways.

You will learn

  • Improve focus and mindfulness in both children and adults
  • Enhance self confidence in the child
  • Cultivate positive thinking
  • Improves performance either in school or in work
  • Enhances team building
  • Helps in character building
  • Improves behaviour and developmental issues in children
  • Helps in anger management
  • Improves quality of sleep

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