Group classes are usually held at YWC. A few classes are held in small closed groups close by to the practitioner’s residence at a time best suited for them. These classes are conducted three to four times a day across all days of the week.
The weekend classes provide practitioners with the chance to rejuvenate themselves post the extensive hours at work at their offices and homes.
Group classes focus on the basics and are designed for the long term. The classes are structured keeping in mind the needs of the smaller group. This is usually supported with individual counselling sessions if needed.
Why a group class:
Group Classes come recommended by YWC because it goes a long way to motivate, energize and inspire yoga practitioners. It also provides consistency to the practitioner: where you might be tempted to miss a private class by cancelling, you are more likely to attend a group class because your friends are attending it too. Group classes at the center are particularly popular because it gives aspirants the chance to practice yoga with friends, help each other with poses, and share experiences regarding meditation and Yoga. The peer support that the group classes offer often results in great camaraderie, higher attendance and ultimately improved practices.
The library is a large repository for the Yoga student in search of textual references for their asana/pranayama practices and larger spiritual quests.
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Bihar School of Yoga is worldwide well known for its meditation techniques. This is an integral part of our Yoga School. Meditation helps to improve the concentration and focus of the practitioner. It has innumerable other advantages that differ according to its application.
At the YWC, we focus on Antarmouna, Ajapajapa, Chidakasha Dharana, Hridyakasha Dharana, Kaya Sthairyam, Chakra Shuddhi, and Trataka in the regular meditation classes. Other practices will depend on the aspirant’s needs as a yoga practitioner.
Yoga Nidra is a systematic method of inducing complete physical, mental and emotional relaxation by psychic sleep or deep relaxation with inner awareness. In Yoga Nidra, the aspirants go through different states of experiences which progressively rid the mind of heavy tension, induce physical and nervous tranquility, and also bring the state of meditation and awareness of inner knowledge. Lack of proper rest and sleep, are the main causes of a dysfunctional immunity.
Yoga, an old scientific and spiritual discipline has always blessed its practitioners with impeccable good health, longer lives and well-nourished inner being. It is a bridge between the body and mind, and provides remedies that can help treat and even cure diseases and ailments – everything from asthma to even heart disease! Yoga and meditation are known to have treated psychological diseases. After all yoga, in essence, teaches us to come to peace with ourselves – body and mind.
Health Management at YWC
At the YWC, we offer several programs depending on the ailment you wish to address and your overall well-being. These programs are conducted on a regular basis at the center or at residents of learners.
Detox the body and mind in yogic way, with the Shatkarmas; safe, simple and effective cleansing techniques that have been practiced by yogis for thousands of years. Originally, they were developed in order to create harmony in the body and mind to prepare the body further for deeper meditation practices. These practices purify the different systems of the body (i.e. digestive, respiratory, circulatory, etc) by eliminating toxins so that energy can flow freely and the Yoga aspirant can attain perfect health. Once learned under expert guidance, they can be applied at home for lasting well-being.
At YWC, we teach four different types of Shatkarmas to suit every individual on request. These are:
Jala Neti: Cleansing of the nasal passage
Kunjal Kriya: Cleansing of the stomach
Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana: Cleansing of the small intestine
Nauli: churning of small intestine
Join our 10 specialized sessions of Prenatal yoga on request as per your convenience.
We recommend to commence these sessions after completion of 3th month of pregnancy in case of first pregnancy and from beginning in case of second pregnancy onward.
The Pregnant Woman is the universal symbol for fertility and tranquil bliss.
During the nine months after conception, her body is stretched to its capacity to make place for the life she is creating.
And in three trimesters, the trauma that her body goes through culminates in the birth of a living, breathing piece of herself........and all the while, she experiences the human threshold for pain.
It is in respect for these givers of life that yoga, in its innate understanding of the needs of the new mother, offers a range of techniques and practices that nourish body and mind – for mother and child.
Today, prenatal and postnatal yoga is one of the fastest growing practices in the world.
This is primarily because yoga provides natural solutions to common problems that are mostly overlooked or diminished with drug use.
It is the only system that creates and maintains a harmonic balance between the body and mind, before as well as after childbirth. And it is the only practice that actively aids the child’s development even prior to its birth!
Prenatal Yoga for the Baby
As in science, it is the yogic belief that the fetus develops its personality in the mother’s womb. For the first two months, it is little more than a bag of cells. By the third month, it is recognizably human, and the child’s Pancha Pranas (The five Life Forces) start to develop. By the fourth month, the Jiva (Immortal Soul) enters into the child, and from this moment onward, the child has its own awareness and is a separate being from the mother for the very first time.
The baby’s personality is developed at this time. And although its personality depends on genetic factors as well as factors such as the environment of the womb (pH balance, ratios of certain chemicals, hormones, etc.) the character of the developing child will also depend on the mental attitude of the mother during, and after pregnancy. But during this period, the mother goes though a severely emotional phase that is both stressful and exhausting. And this can have a negative impact on the child.
Yoga provides a variety of yogic relaxation and meditation exercises that nourishes the fetus’ personality and spirituality and provides an optimum environment for the growing fetus.
The most reassuring factor for the fetus, at this time, is the sound of its mother’s heart beat. The practice of Mantra Japa and Dhyana adds another dimension to this sensitivity, by evoking a resonance between the consciousness of the mother and the child. This has proved to be an intensely relaxing and positive experience, for both mother and child.
For the Mother
During pregnancy, yoga works to strengthen and relax the abdominal muscles, to better support the development of the child. It increases the flexibility of the spine and the strength of the back muscles, so as to reduce the pain brought on from the weight of the child. A flexible spine will also prevent drooping shoulders that is caused due to the weight of the child which actively pushes the body downwards. Finally, it works to strengthen the pelvic region and make it more flexible, to prepare it for childbirth. This reduces the pain by increasing the ease of the process.
In addition to preparing the body for childbirth, yoga also addresses everyday problems that the mother might experience, such as morning sickness, constipation, Oedema and Toxaemia. No other means of prenatal preparation treats these problems. Although a monthly visit to the doctor’s is recommended, yoga is the only practice that offers natural solutions – which is why is comes recommended by a growing number of physicians worldwide.
After the birth of the child, the body starts to experience a rapid physical reversal, in which the uterus contracts to its original size. At the same time, the breasts of the mother start producing Colostrum, which induces a state of depression, uncertainty and anxiety in the new mother.
Yoga enables the mother to overcome this the natural way. It prepares and revitalizes the body after childbirth, and speeds up the rejuvenation process. It re-establishes muscle strength and control over the pelvic region, which loosens after childbirth.
It works on the abdominal muscles and reproductive organs, to increase tone and bring them back to the original state. Body aches that are common after the trauma of childbirth are made easy to overcome as a result of it.
There is lesser chance for postpartum depression, because yoga maintains strict meditation and recommends counselling sessions for the new mothers, irrespective of whether or not they show symptoms for depression.
The mother is prepared, body and mind, in the task of taking care of her new born child. She is far calmer, more relaxed and therefore, more prepared to handle any situation that may arise. And the calmer and emotionally healthier the mother, the calmer and happier the child.