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The town offers favorable weather conditions for the tourists throughout the year. The temperature of the city during winters ranges from 20 degree Celsius to 7 degree Celsius. The winter extends till mid-February.

The season in the month of February is chilly, yet sunny and enjoyable. Spring is soon round the corner. It is the mornings and evenings that are comparatively colder than day time.

You will enjoy practicing yoga in the favorable weather of a beautiful town like Rishikesh.

The Ajarya Yoga Academy 200 hr Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course is set to begin from February 02 at Rishikesh.

We are especially happy to have students from all over the World in this batch.

We look forward to receive you all and help shape you into better practitioners & teachers!

This post is restricted to the arriving trainees for the February 2015 TTC.

Through your comments below, feel free to connect with your fellow batch mates. You can get to know each other better, sync your travel plans or your transit stays at New Delhi OR just talk about anything under the sun!

Just to let you know, we will be organizing the following (at a nominal extra cost):

(1) Some pre – TTC recreation on Arrival at New Delhi, through a Group visit to the Taj Mahal, Agra January 31, 6 am onwards)

(2) Group transfer between Delhi and Rishikesh (February 01, 6 am onwards), for a safe, economical and hassle-free transfer for you.

(3) Return transfer from Rishikesh to Delhi after the closing ceremony (March 01 2015) to get you back to central New Delhi / Airport for your return

The above are OPTIONAL.
Simply, let us know your interest in these through the comments below.

We look forward to having you all over in February!

Rishikesh has favorable climatic conditions for most of the months in year. The city can be visited throughout the year. Winter starts during the month of November and it continues till mid-February.

The maximum temperature during winter remains around 20 degree Celsius and minimum remains around 5 degree Celsius. It is the best time to enjoy the winter; days are pleasant and sunny with moderately cold evenings.

You will find the best environment for the seed of yoga in your heart to germinate and flourish.

The Ajarya Yoga Academy 200 hr Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course is set to begin from November 10 at Rishikesh.

We are especially happy to have students from all over the World in this batch.

We look forward to receive you all and help shape you into better practitioners & teachers!

This post is restricted to the arriving trainees for the November 2014 TTC.

Through your comments below, feel free to connect with your fellow batch mates. You can get to know each other better, sync your travel plans or your transit stays at New Delhi OR just talk about anything under the sun!
Just to let you know, we will be organizing the following:

(1) Some pre – TTC recreation on Arrival, through a Group visit to the Taj Mahal, Agra November 08, 6 am onwards)
(2) Group transfer between Delhi and Rishikesh (November 09, 6 am onwards), for a safe, economical and hassle-free transfer for you.
(3) Return transfer from Rishikesh to Delhi after the closing ceremony (December 07) to get you back to central New Delhi / Airport for your return

The above are OPTIONAL.
Simply, let us know your interest in these through the comments below.
We look forward to having you all over in November!

A Welcome Note to our Upcoming October 2014 YTT Students!

The weather of Rishikesh usually remains favorable throughout the year and never goes to extreme. During the month of October, the weather conditions are very pleasant and temperate in Rishikesh; not too cold or too hot. The temperature varies from 17 degree Celsius to 30 degree Celsius. It is also the best time for River Rafting.

The start of October marks the end of monsoon and beginning of winters. The pleasant weather inspires one to explore the beauty of the city.

The Ajarya Yoga Academy 200 hr Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course is set to begin from October 06 at Rishikesh.

We are especially happy to have students from all over the World in this batch.

We look forward to receive you all and help shape you into better practitioners & teachers!

This post is restricted to the arriving trainees for the October 2014 TTC.

Through your comments below, feel free to connect with your fellow batchmates. You can get to know each other better, sync your travel plans or your transit stays at New Delhi OR just talk about anything under the sun!
Just to let you know, we will be organizing the following:

(1) Some pre – TTC recreation on Arrival, through a Group visit to the Taj Mahal, Agra October 04, 6 am onwards)
(2) Group transfer between Delhi and Rishikesh (October 05, 6 am onwards), for a safe, economical and hassle-free transfer for you.
(3) Return transfer from Rishikesh to Delhi after the closing ceremony (November 02) to get you back to central New Delhi / Airport for your return

The above are OPTIONAL.

Simply, let us know your interest in these through the comments below.
We look forward to having you all over in September!

A Welcome Note to our Upcoming September 2014 YTT Students!

Post Monsoon season in India, Rishikesh in September prepares itself for another of hard work. Monsoons are the time when, traditionally, no new works are started and no major decisions are implemented. With the beginning of a new season, India gets into a festive mood in September. There is an air of expectancy and enthusiasm throughout the yogic land of India.

The Ajarya Yoga Academy 200 hr Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course is all set to begin from Sep 01 at Rishikesh.

We are specially happy to have students from all over the World in this batch.

We look forward to receive you all and help shape you into better practitioners & teachers!

This post is restricted to the arriving trainees for the September 2014 TTC.

Through your comments below, feel free to connect with your fellow batchmates. You can get to know each other better, sync your travel plans or your transit stays at New Delhi OR just talk about anything under the sun!

Just to let you know, we will be organizing the following:

(1) Some pre-TTC recreation on Arrival, through a Group visit to the Taj Mahal, Agra August 30, 6 am onwards)

(2) Group transfer between Delhi and Rishikesh (August 31, 6 am onwards), for a safe, economical and hassle-free transfer for you.

(3) Return transfer from Rishikesh to Delhi after the closing ceremony (September 28) to get you back to central New Delhi / Airport for your return

The above are OPTIONAL.
Simply, let us know your interest in these through the comments below.
We look forward to having you all over in September!

A Welcome Note to our Upcoming May 2014 YTT Students!

Rishikesh in May starts warming up to the Summer Sun. Sun has a special significance in many cultures around the world.
In India, Sun God is considered another form of Lord Vishnu or Lord Rishikesh. It is common knowledge that Sun is essential for the photosynthesis of cholorphyll in plants and trees. But did you know that Sun is the energy giving body that ensures good health in life forms? Surya Namaskar or Sun Salutation has been identified as a set of postures which offer our prayers and salutations to the most effulgent, life-giving Lord Sun! You must absorb the vital energy of the Sun while you are in Rishikesh this May for your Yoga Teacher Training Certification!

The Ajarya Yoga Academy 200 hr Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course is all set to begin from May 19 at Rishikesh.

We are specially happy to have students from all over the World in this batch.

We look forward to receive you all and help shape you into better practitioners & teachers!

This post is restricted to the arriving trainees for the May 2014 TTC.

Through your comments below, feel free to connect with your fellow batchmates. You can get to know each other better, sync your travel plans or your transit stays at New Delhi OR just talk about anything under the sun!

Just to let you know, we will be organizing the following:

(1) Some pre-TTC recreation on Arrival, through a Group visit to the Taj Mahal, Agra May 17, 6 am onwards)

(2) Group transfer between Delhi and Rishikesh (May 18, 6 am onwards), for a safe, economical and hassle-free transfer for you.

(3) Return transfer from Rishikesh to Delhi after the closing ceremony (June 15) to get you back to central New Delhi / Airport for your return

The above are OPTIONAL.
Simply, let us know your interest in these through the comments below.
We look forward to having you all over in May!

Yoga is one of the richest heritages of India. It is both a philosophy as well as a practical science of healthy living.

In the modern life style the amount of sedentary or semi sedentary work is increasing due to the increase in the technology and labour saving devices. This has led to lack of exercise and life style changes which has been causative factors for many psychosomatic diseases.

Obesity is a multi-factorial disorder which is associated with many other diseases such as Diabetes, Hypertension and other Cardio Vascular diseases.

Yoga practices are known to play significant role in the treatment and prevention of obesity and associated disorders.

Obesity

Obesity is a condition of excess body weight and is usually the result of excess accumulation of fat in the body. It affects both mind and body of the individual.

Beligian mathematician, Adolphe Quetelet invented body mass index and defined as individual body weight in kgs divided by the square of their height in meters.

i.e. BMI = kg/m2

where kg is the subject weight in kgs and ‘m’ is the subject height in meters

Thus BMI equal to or more than 30 is defined as a condition of obesity.

WHO projects that by 2015 there will be more than 700 million adults will be obese globally and currently they are more than 400 millions

Causes of obesity

The main causes are related to life style:-

1. Diet : Diet is the chief cause of obesity most oftenly over eating that is the intake of calories beyond the body’s energy requirements.

2. Inactivity: Sedentary people are more likely to gain weight because they do not burn calories through physical activities

3. Certain Medications: Corticosteroids, tricyclic antidepressants and anti psychotic medicines can lead to weight gain.

4. Medical problems : Hypothyroidism and excess production of hormones by adrenal glands cause obesity. Arthritis can lead to decrease activity which may result in weight gain.

Clinical Complications of Obesity

The obese body provides a fertile soil for various diseases.

a) Cardio vascular disease and hypertension :The heavy deposition of lipids and cholesterol in the coronary arteries due to obesity causes hypertension and increased risk of cardio vascular disease such as myocardial infarction.

b) Diabetes: Obese body increase insulin resistance which leads to glucose in tolerance and creates the risk of diabetes.

c) Osteo arthritis: The burden on knees and other joints caused due to excess body weight leads to joints pain intern develops risk Osteo arthritis.

d) Psychological problems: Sleep disturbance, body shape dissatisfaction, eating disorders, depression and frustration are also causes due to obesity.

Mechanisms of Yoga practices in the treatment of obesity

Shat Kriyas These are hatha yogic practices and are quite helpful in obesity. They are mean to purify body. They help to balance our emotions and produce a feeling of lightness.

Yogasanas : Asanas gives steadiness and comfortness to the body and mind. In obesity asanas are helpful as they stimulate body metabolism.

Pranayama : The pranayama practices recommended for obesity are Bhastrika, Suryabhedhana along with Nadishodhana which induces calmness. These also helps to cleans the body. Thus helps in reducing weight.

Bandha-mudra : Bandhas and Mudras eliminate energy blockages in the navel area and release power of Manipura chakra.

Meditation techniques : Meditation techniques such as OM Chanting are powerful methods of rapidly relaxing the entire mind and body.

Diet and Nutrition in Yoga

Yoga stresses the importance of maintaining of best possible health of digestive system. In obesity the root cause is eating disorders. This disturbs the absorption and assimilation of the food.. Yoga recommends the food which nourishes the elementary substances (sapta dhatu) of the body.

Conclusion

In a nut shell regular practice Yoga helps to

  1. Maintain normal body weight and prevents obesity
  2. Promotes the positive physical and mental health
  3. Reduces risk of heart diseases and hypertension
  4. Helps to keep bones, muscles and joints healthy
  5. Reduce anxiety, depression

A Welcome Note to our Upcoming April 2014 YTT Students!

The Ajarya Yoga Academy 200 hr Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training Course is all set to begin from April 18 at Rishikesh.

We are specially happy to have students from all over the World in this batch.

We look forward to receive you all and help shape you into better practitioners & teachers!

This post is restricted to the arriving trainees for the April 2014 TTC.

Through your comments below, feel free to connect with your fellow batchmates. You can get to know each other better, sync your travel plans or your transit stays at New Delhi OR just talk about anything under the sun!

Just to let you know, we will be organizing the following:

(1) Some pre-TTC recreation on Arrival, through a Group visit to the Taj Mahal, Agra (April 16, 6 am onwards)

(2) Group transfer between Delhi and Rishikesh (April 17, 6 am onwards), for a safe, economical and hassle-free transfer for you.

(3) Return transfer from Rishikesh to Delhi after the closing ceremony (May 15) to get you back to central New Delhi / Airport for your return

The above are OPTIONAL.
Simply, let us know your interest in these through the comments below.
We look forward to having you all over in April!

A Welcome Note to our Upcoming March 2014 YTT Students!

Commencing at the end of the International Yoga Festival week at Rishikesh, this TTC will spur you on to even deeper levels in Yoga.

It is the very best weather at Rishikesh, cool river breeze amidst a balmy weather – really one of the best times to be in this World capital of Yoga.

This post is restricted to the arriving trainees for the March 2014 TTC.

Through your comments below, feel free to connect with your fellow batchmates. You can get to know each other better, sync your travel plans or your transit stays at New Delhi OR just talk about anything under the sun!

Just to let you know, we will be organizing the following:

  1. Some pre-TTC recreation on Arrival, through a Group visit to the Taj Mahal, Agra (March 08, 6 am onwards)
  2. Group transfer between Delhi and Rishikesh (March 09), for a safe, economical and hassle-free transfer for you.
  3. Return transfer from Rishikesh to Delhi after the closing ceremony (April 06) to get you back to central New Delhi / Airport for your return

The above are OPTIONAL.

Simply, let us know your interest in these through the comments below.

We look forward to having you all over in March!