A complete introduction to ShatKarma

Shatkarma: What are they? Shatkarma are cleansing techniques (shuddhi kriyas). They are recommended to be done to prepare the body for yoga practices. They are named shatkarma because they are six (shat in Sanskrit) in number. In simplest words: these techniques are done to clean ingestion, digestion and excretory system of our body. These systems mean eyes, respiratory system, digestive system & excretory system. Just like when we take bath, we remove dead skin cells and other pollutants from our skin, shatkarma works on cleaning inside of our body. In yogic view, the process of shatkarma is done to remove [...]

2018-06-22T22:30:00+00:00Certification|2 Comments

Level 1 or Level 2, which one to appear for?

Should I appear for Level 1 or Level 2 of Yoga Certification scheme? With growing acceptance and popularity of Voluntary Yoga certification scheme, more and more yoga professionals are registering themselves for Yoga certification exams. You can see the list published on AYUSH ministry website of qualified Yoga Professionals in both Level 1 & level 2 here (AYUSH Official Website Link). Currently, the certification is available for Level 1 (instructor) and Level 2 ( teacher) only. Level 3 & Level 4 are still being finalised and will be announced soon. Now out of these two certifications, anyone who is teaching for [...]

2018-04-15T16:49:04+00:00Certification|0 Comments

Common Yoga Protocol – (English & Hindi)

Common Yoga Protocol (CYP) Table of content What is Common Yoga Protocol? Is it useful for everyone? Download CYP documents & Watch it here How to plan it for IDY What is CYP? Common Yoga Protocol or CYP for short is a document & video, published by Ministry of AYUSH(Government of India) to make learning and practice of Yoga simple and accessible to all. This document was prepared with the consultation of leading Yoga experts and head of eminent Yoga institutions. The CYP makes the learning of Yoga as simple as available to all. The documents & video as a [...]

2018-09-07T18:04:07+00:00Certification|0 Comments

Why Yoga certification is going to be important

Yoga Certification Scheme The Yoga certification scheme by Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India is an important step to present a unified code of professionalism to, till now, the unorganized field of Yoga Teaching. The main aim of this scheme is to evaluate and certify yoga professionals to either as Level 1 (Instructor) or Level 2 ( Teacher). This raises an important question: Why a standard yoga certification scheme? Yoga is a way of life for personal growth But there is no denying that its health benefits with the gentle approach is what makes yoga popular. Even by practitioners who [...]

2018-01-25T17:42:53+00:00Certification|1 Comment

The good and not so (good) part of popularity of yoga!

With recent developments (like International Day of Yoga by UN) the spotlight is on the field of yoga. Overall, yoga has managed to survive and thrive for many decades now. This is mainly due to devout practitioners, who devote their life to their practice. What it was lacking was proper research into the field, common standards about teaching yoga (mainly asana and pranayama) as profession. Hopefully, in coming years that will change. As with any other field, which goes through large level changes and growth: This is both good and bad. :wiki Good bits: The good part is that this [...]

2018-01-17T02:27:28+00:00Certification|0 Comments

Yoga Certification (Level 2): The complete preparation guide

Yoga Certification - Level 2: [This post is follow up post to what you need to know about voluntary yoga certification exam] Read: Which level to appear for - Level 1 or Level 2? The first question after registering yourself for voluntary yoga certification examination is how to prepare for it? As a Yoga professional, you know theory as well as practical aspects but the doubt is: is it sufficient to clear the certification process? To have clarity on that aspect you will need to know the current structure of this certification exam. Contents in this guide: Theory exam What is [...]

All you need to know about voluntary yoga certification scheme

This post details about voluntary yoga certification scheme of Quality Council Of India, under Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India. -Yoga certification QCI Though Yoga as field and practice is famous for quite some time, the recent surge is on various teacher’s training courses. This trend started with segregation of teacher’s based on how long they have trained for. This classification was done by YogaAlliance in the year 1997. Two most common classifications are RYT 200 and RYT 500, which in simple terms is teacher’s training course and advanced teacher’s training course. Yoga Alliance is a non-profit organisation, with its [...]

2018-01-17T02:34:42+00:00Certification|2 Comments