R.K.M. Acharya Yoga
Acharya Yoga is a systematised sequence of yogasana and pranayama. Its purpose is to help individual practitioners gain a better understanding of sharira mana shastra—the science of body and mind—and to fine-tune their awareness of the vibrational energy that flows through the body and the nervous system.
R.K.M. Acharya has systematised 108 classical Hatha yoga asanas and 41 types of pranayama that prepare the practitioner for the practice of dhyana (meditation).
This slow-paced asana practice invites the practitioner to move according to his or her own body condition. Practicing the asana with precision will stimulate the practitioner’s perception of the proper functioning of the organs and senses.
The physical practice of yoga will sculpt a strong and healthy body, which awakens an internal, intuitive intelligence. This internal intelligence steadies the mind and helps guide one through the various stages of life.
The awareness that is cultivated through the practice of asana improves the strength and mobility of the skeletal and muscular systems. As a result, the mind itself becomes more deeply interested in questioning and taking charge of lifestyle choices. The softening and rejuvenation of the flesh, i.e. the general health of the entire body, leads to a deeper connection with the primordial mind, that part of the mind that allows us to witness our thoughts and actions.
Acharya Yoga is an education program that encompasses the totality of yoga—pranayama, meditation, philosophy, chanting and asana. It is a holistic education that brings the student into health and harmony. It is suitable for anyone looking to balance and clear the body and mind, as well as anyone seeking to lead a life with full conscious awareness.
The course is open only to those individuals already practicing yoga. You need to have a minimum of two years of asana practice. A copy of your Yoga teacher training certificate should be included with the application form. If you don’t have one, please write a brief description of your experience and why you’d like to participate in this course.
Good physical and mental health, and a high degree of self- motivation are required due to the very nature of the course.
- Chanting and meditation that start and end each session
- Explanation and practice of advanced pranayama, bandhas (locks) and mudras (seals)
- Guided practice and self-practice (under surveillance of the teacher) of asanas
- Practice of kriyas (cleansing techniques)
- Keeping a spiritual diary
- Sanskrit study
- Vedic study
- Bibliography of Sanatana dharma
- Study of the following texts:
- Viveka Chudamani by Sankaracharya, a standard text on Vedanta philosophy
- Hatha Yoga Pradipika, a classic text about Hatha Yoga and how to apply knowledge Hatha Yoga in your teaching and life
- Srimad Bhagavatham, includes many devotional stories for the practice of Bhakti yoga and inspiring others
- Bhagavad Gita
- Patanjala Yogadarshanam
Classroom Hours: 204
Course Fee: 35,000 SEK
Application: Please answer the questions below and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Meeting Dates: To be announced
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Application for R.K.M. Acharya Yoga
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Describe your experience with yoga asana, meditation, pranayama, chanting and philosophy.
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