It is a “Yoga Parampara” From pre-classical (5000 years back) to Patanjali, then to Hatha yoga (important given to physical practices) finally now from late 1800 and early 1900 like Swami Vivekananda speech in Chicago in 1893, T. Krishnamacharya in 1924, Swami Shivananda in 1936 etc. With this parampara, the tradition of yoga started from Rug Veda to Upanishads, then to Raja yoga, and finally Hatha Yoga. All these changes are happening as per the experience of the practitioner and his or her interpretation. Now the social attraction if mainly on physical practices and people are very far from the root of Yoga. If the person make the yoga as life style as mentioned in Rig Veda, then there is no differences among practitioner and practice. This universality channelize the cosmic energy within and it can be spreaded as per the need. Hence now there is very crucial time to recognize what is yoga and what we are learning. It is acceptable if a person does not perform a difficult asana but his or her lifestyle is a model for others. But it is not acceptable if a person is very good at asana but not having the moral values. So see Yoga as a lifestyle but not merely the Asana or pranayama or meditation. Rishikesh Yog Sansthan offers the traditional values of Yoga and makes the learner to taste lifestyle that is Yoga
A well known caption as “yoga capital of the world” has been popular from last decade to Rishikesh. It has the that spiritual vibrations from the ancient times and makes a learner to be intune with the spirituality. This toun is situated at the foot steps of Himalayas and surrounded by many ashrams, yoga and meditation schools. Rishikesh is spreaded on either sides of the great river “Ganga”. The ambience and peaceful atmosphere is always well designed by the flowing Ganga. Over all highest beautiful mountains and sceneries in Rishikesh is the natural creation. Rishikesh is also known for adventures like rafting, trekking, bangy jumping, etc., The bridges for crossing the river GAnga are Ram Jhula and Laxman Jhula are the 2 tourist pupolar places. Very much crowded with devotees from all over the world. The food available is only vegetarian and a lot of small eateries roadside all the time. It will be always gives an exercise for the “Patanjali Yoga Sutra” like “Pratyahara”.
Many sages comes down to Rishikesh at some seasons and makes the environment some more vibrant with spirituality. With these supports and yoga sessions make a learner feel ease in understanding yoga. Along with the qualitative learning, our school makes the personality of an individual from the very first day. The waking and sleep patterns, food habits and timings etc. are the crucial items of the schedule with which a habit of life style can be learned. This life style brings the overall thinking and actions in tune with the health strategies. Hence the personality can be realized and mould in Rishikesh Yog Sansthan.
The basic courses includes yoga asana, pranayama, meditation, relaxation techniques, basic science behind all these practices leads to proper analysis of practices. The learner can further make the schedules as per the need in future. Rishkesh Yog Sansthan is not only a teaching place but also a personality making school. The ancient texts and real life of different sages also makes a learner to choose the path and become Yogi. Rishikesh yoga retreat programs are made with theory and practical sessions.
Rishikesh Yoga Snasthan runs residential retreat programs which planned to make any background (scientific and non scientific) learner to understand the practicality of yoga. It is created to bring out the potential of an individual by implementing the scientific basis at every step of learning. The basis of yoga can be started here with our experienced teachers. The students will be prepared to find the new way of living with the assistance of Yoga knowledge. The learner can experience the true nature of yoga by self assessment tools of “Vedas”. Which will passively takes the learner towards the spiritual path. The teachers are much experienced from reputed ashrams in a Gurukulam way. Hence the path of teaching and learning can happen effortlessly. This is mentioned in “Bhagawad Gita- Pranipaatha, Pariprashnena Sevayat”. The integration of all techniques of yoga with scientific base is the aim and realization of ancient wisdom is the purpose of this school. Learner will be able to get physical health, mental peace, ability of acceptance and life with true nature (“Ishwara pranidaan”). Learner can get to know many natural ways of healthy and spiritual life. Hence the learner not only gets benefited at his contact program, but also become part of global growth. With the core essence of Yoga philosophy teachers will follow the principle of yoga paramara that is passing the knowledge of yoga from generation to generation.
The three classical texts of yoga are Gheranda Samhita, Hatha yoga Pradipika and Shiva Samhita. Rishikesh yoga sansthan reveals the concept and conduct of Gheranda Samhita as this 100 hour program. A brief description of the course according to Gheranda Samhita,
Gheranda samhita book:- This is of 17th century text and has the collections of a sage by name, Gheranda. He brought few asanas as a standard mechanism to strengthen and maintain the endurance of physical body. Such asanas and few mudras were developed for the journey of physical to prana level.
The concept of Kriyas which are derived from the Sanskrit text for purification called Shatkarma for the physical and mental level. Apart from these as mentioned in Patanjali yoga sutras Pratyahara is considered to be the cleaning technique for mind.
Pranayama:- the vital force and connection of this physical existence with the nature will be experienced with pranayama. Learner can experience the lightness and healthy state.
Meditation:- The learner will get to know the way of different perception of the world than before. The process of meditation in the general and specific time are discussed in detail.
All the above practices leads to Transformation. This is isolation as the end product of the learning program makes the personality.
Advance practices can be made from the long maintainance and combination of asanas for the spiritual advancement and the treatment. Hence the syllabus make a person healthy and yoga sadhaka
As the tradition of Rig veda, chanting and its effects interms of pranic energization is the mediator for every session. As the training, even the students will be allowed to have the chanting for their life time.
Ayurveda is an ancient medicine developed 1000s of years ago. Shri. Sushruta Samhita and Shri. Charaka Samhita are the standard written books as a witness for the present world. This is scientific based and does not have any side effects. This science is useful for the normal health and also the diseases. It is composed of understanding the Prakruti (body constitution), diet, dinacharya (daily activities) as part of the training at Rishikesh Yog Sansthan. “Ayus” mean “life” and “Veda” means “science” can be learned as part of the program.
A Diet:- According to Bhagawad gita Sattvik diet will be available. As per Ayurveda, diet is also used for detoxification process.
Few items are as follows;
B.Panchakarma:Different steps of panchakarma are guided by the experts of the school with coordinated yoga sessions. This is hoe the learner’s health is going to be improved during their stay.
C.Basti:As mentioned in Sushrutha Samhitha, basti is one of the best process of cleaning the intestine. This is also called as enema. There will not be side effects when administered by experts. As a cleaning process and detoxification process, basti will help the fast recovery from any illness. Skin shines up gradually. This is very good for constipation problems.
D.Body Pack:As one of the traditional bath, different pastes like turmeric, sandal, mud etc, helps in providing the good metals to the body. It also detoxifies though the skin.
E.Beauty:As part of the cleaning process, different natural cleaning techniques are available for natural beauty. Indian tradition of outfit is also can be learned.
F.Dosha & Prakruti:As per the body composition, the treatments and diet will be given by our experts. This allows the learner to understand and have the health conscious for their life time by learning few topics of Ayurveda.