Yoga we know today was developed as part of the tantric civilization, which existed in India and all parts of the world.
The term Yoga refers to the merging of the individual with the universal consciousness and the union between the body, mind and spirit.
There are different definitions of Yoga. According to Patanjali yoga is “chitta vritti nirodah”. The aim is a science of the mind and helps to control it through the use of specific techniques.
Bhagavad Gita gives various definitions of Yoga. Overall, he postulates that with Yoga one has the ability to maintain inner peace at all times.
Pranayama translated means the awareness and expansion of Prana, which is a complex multidimensional energy, our life force.
As Prana is mainly manifested in breathing, the control over breathing and therefore over Prana is essential.
Therefore, the ability to stop the movement of or slow down the speed of inhalation and exhalation, as Patanjali defines Pranayama, is important.
Others define it as a science of cleansing, balancing and gaining control over Prana.
Pranayama helps to link the conscious and unconscious functioning of the body. Therefore, it can be considered as a bridge between the conscious and the unconscious and this way serves to integrate body, mind, and spirit.
A good teacher should be able to bring across to his/her students what Yoga entails and should include other elements than asanas such as breathing techniques and meditation in the teaching practice.
Yoga Teacher Training School in Rishikesh, India at AYM Yoga School concentrates on the best yoga rehearses with master yoga instructors without changing the conventional estimations of yoga.
There are 3 courses run by AYM Yoga School simultaneously like 200 Hour, 300 Hour and 500 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh.