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YOGA FOR CHILDREN: Teacher's Handbook
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Back of Book:

The Yoga Institute, Santacruz has been striving hard to educate the public and to emphasize that Yoga is more than Asanas. Yoga strives to help one experience certain feelings and states of mind. Asanas are useful in achieving these states, if performed with understanding and awareness.

Starting with the awareness of one's own limitation, Yoga lessons in the book, slowly but steadily help the student to discover his inner strength and develop several positive attitudes contributing to personality development. Emphasis in this book is not so much on intellectual understanding as on experiencing various states of mind, such as concentration, relaxation and tranquility.

This is the first of a series of books planned as per the NCERT syllabus for teaching Yoga in schools; Yoga institute was actively associated with the NCERT in preparing the syllabus. In addition to the publication of books and posters., the institute also conducts 15-day residential and non-residential camps for teachers to train them to teach Yoga in schools.

Preface:

This book is dedicated to the children of this nation, who need a firm foundation to grow into responsible citizens of tomorrow. We have failed today in providing children with building blocks from which they could build a lasting edifice to live and grow in. We are unfortunately just providing children with information and skills that does not help them to live a meaningful and contented life.

The external chaos we witness today is a projection of the internal chaos, viz. irresponsible lifestyle (Adharma), ignorance of a higher level of consciousness (Ajnana), materialistic attachment (Avairagya) and the resultant incapacities (Anaisvarya).

The aim of Yoga is to remove obstacles and move from Adharma to Dharma, Anjana to Jnana, Raga to Vairagya and Anaisvarya to Aisvarya.

According to Yoga, there are eight Bhavas or states of Buddhi, the Intellect. They are:

1. Dharma or Self-directed discipline.
2. Jnana or knowledge of one's body, mind and soul.
3. Vairagya or detachment which enables one to be objective in his perception.
4. Aisvarya or capacities resulting from pursuit of the first three.
5. Adharma, opposite of Dharma.
6. Ajnana, ignorance.
7. Avairagya, attachment.
8. Anaisvarya, incapacities.

The scope of this book, is Jnana, which is achieved by increasing body awareness. It aims at helping students to create certain positive mental states by developing one's own body awareness. As this cannot be fruitfully achieved without self-discipline and self-direction certain activities are provided for the same. There is also an introduction to the other two Bhavas, viz.
Vairagya and Aisvarya.

We are thankful to Kum. Suchitra Pareekh and Shri Subba Rao who took the help of Smt. A. N. Desai, Shri N. P. Desai, Shri Kartik Vyas, Smt. Falguni Harkishandas, Shri Niranjan Gogia, Shri Kaushik Joshi, Smt. Neha Sonpar and other Sadhakas in preparing this book.

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Director
The Yoga Institute, Santacruz

CONTENTS

SECTION I : YOGA LESSONS
I. JNANA
1. Body Awareness
P1: Kapalarandhra Dhouti
1
2. Preparedness
P2: Sukhasana
4
3. Relaxation
P16: Savasana
7
II. GETTING IN TOUCH WITH THE BODY
4. Sensitive Parts
P15: Nishpandabhava
10
5. Steadiness
P8: Ekapadasana
13
6. Flexibility
P11: Parvatasana
16
III. USING THE BODY
7. How to Sit
P2: Sukhasana
20
8. How to Stand
P7: Sthitaprarthanasana
23
9. Asanas for Co-ordination
P9: Talasana I
26
10. Learning from Environment
P6: Virasana
30
IV. FOR CONDITIONING
11. Erect Spine Helps in Studying
P3: Vajrasana
33
12. Preparing for Concentration
P4: Ardhapadmasana
36
13. Comparing Asanas for Preparedness
P2: Sukhasana; P3: Vajrasana
P4: Ardhapadmasana; P5: Padmasana
39
V. FOR ASANAS
14. Skill in Execution of Asanas
P10: Talasana II
42
15. Characteristics if an Asana
P12: Utkatasana
46
VI. OTHER BHAVAS
16. Asanas for Humility
P13: Yogamudra
50
17. Asanas for Will Power
P14: Bhujangasana
53
VII. BREATHING FOR AWARENESS
18. Breathing and Mental States
P2: Sukhasana
56
19. Breathing and Movement
P12: Utkatasana
59
20. Breathing and Concentration
P17: Pranayama I
62
21. Healthy Breathing
P20: Pranayama IV
65
22. Muscles Involved in Breathing
P18: Pranayama II; P19: Pranayama III
P20: Pranayama IV
68
23. Alternate Breathing
P21: Pranayama IX (Anuloma-Viloma)
71
VIII. INDRIYAS
24. Jnanendriyas74
25. Training and Jnanendriyas
P22: Yonimudra
76
26. Karmendriyas79
27. Training the Karmendriyas81
IX. MANAS
28. Manas or Mind83
29. Smriti86
30. Mauna88
SECTION II : STORIES
1. Attitude Training91
2. The Five Gurus91
3. The Priceless Wealth92
4. ST92
5. The Talkative Tortoise93
6. The Monkey and the Nuts93
7. The Temple Bells94
8. Nasruddin is Dead95
9. The Donkey95
10. The Art of Relaxation96
11. Going on a Picnic96
12. The Pot of Oil97
13. The Ant and the Grasshopper97
14. The Bright Idea98
15. God's Plan98
SECTION III : GAMES
1. Time in the Clock99
2. Split Shadows100
3. Graphics102
4. Hidden Asanas104
5. Dots for Thoughts106
6. Vital Points112
7. Chocolates114
INDEX114

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YOGA FOR CHILDREN: Teacher's Handbook

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IDG177
Cover:
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Edition:
2015
Publisher:
THE YOGA INSTITUTE
ISBN:
8185053596
Language:
English
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Pages:
120(B & W Illus: 36,Figure: 48)
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Back of Book:

The Yoga Institute, Santacruz has been striving hard to educate the public and to emphasize that Yoga is more than Asanas. Yoga strives to help one experience certain feelings and states of mind. Asanas are useful in achieving these states, if performed with understanding and awareness.

Starting with the awareness of one's own limitation, Yoga lessons in the book, slowly but steadily help the student to discover his inner strength and develop several positive attitudes contributing to personality development. Emphasis in this book is not so much on intellectual understanding as on experiencing various states of mind, such as concentration, relaxation and tranquility.

This is the first of a series of books planned as per the NCERT syllabus for teaching Yoga in schools; Yoga institute was actively associated with the NCERT in preparing the syllabus. In addition to the publication of books and posters., the institute also conducts 15-day residential and non-residential camps for teachers to train them to teach Yoga in schools.

Preface:

This book is dedicated to the children of this nation, who need a firm foundation to grow into responsible citizens of tomorrow. We have failed today in providing children with building blocks from which they could build a lasting edifice to live and grow in. We are unfortunately just providing children with information and skills that does not help them to live a meaningful and contented life.

The external chaos we witness today is a projection of the internal chaos, viz. irresponsible lifestyle (Adharma), ignorance of a higher level of consciousness (Ajnana), materialistic attachment (Avairagya) and the resultant incapacities (Anaisvarya).

The aim of Yoga is to remove obstacles and move from Adharma to Dharma, Anjana to Jnana, Raga to Vairagya and Anaisvarya to Aisvarya.

According to Yoga, there are eight Bhavas or states of Buddhi, the Intellect. They are:

1. Dharma or Self-directed discipline.
2. Jnana or knowledge of one's body, mind and soul.
3. Vairagya or detachment which enables one to be objective in his perception.
4. Aisvarya or capacities resulting from pursuit of the first three.
5. Adharma, opposite of Dharma.
6. Ajnana, ignorance.
7. Avairagya, attachment.
8. Anaisvarya, incapacities.

The scope of this book, is Jnana, which is achieved by increasing body awareness. It aims at helping students to create certain positive mental states by developing one's own body awareness. As this cannot be fruitfully achieved without self-discipline and self-direction certain activities are provided for the same. There is also an introduction to the other two Bhavas, viz.
Vairagya and Aisvarya.

We are thankful to Kum. Suchitra Pareekh and Shri Subba Rao who took the help of Smt. A. N. Desai, Shri N. P. Desai, Shri Kartik Vyas, Smt. Falguni Harkishandas, Shri Niranjan Gogia, Shri Kaushik Joshi, Smt. Neha Sonpar and other Sadhakas in preparing this book.

Dr. Jayadeva Yogendra
Director
The Yoga Institute, Santacruz

CONTENTS

SECTION I : YOGA LESSONS
I. JNANA
1. Body Awareness
P1: Kapalarandhra Dhouti
1
2. Preparedness
P2: Sukhasana
4
3. Relaxation
P16: Savasana
7
II. GETTING IN TOUCH WITH THE BODY
4. Sensitive Parts
P15: Nishpandabhava
10
5. Steadiness
P8: Ekapadasana
13
6. Flexibility
P11: Parvatasana
16
III. USING THE BODY
7. How to Sit
P2: Sukhasana
20
8. How to Stand
P7: Sthitaprarthanasana
23
9. Asanas for Co-ordination
P9: Talasana I
26
10. Learning from Environment
P6: Virasana
30
IV. FOR CONDITIONING
11. Erect Spine Helps in Studying
P3: Vajrasana
33
12. Preparing for Concentration
P4: Ardhapadmasana
36
13. Comparing Asanas for Preparedness
P2: Sukhasana; P3: Vajrasana
P4: Ardhapadmasana; P5: Padmasana
39
V. FOR ASANAS
14. Skill in Execution of Asanas
P10: Talasana II
42
15. Characteristics if an Asana
P12: Utkatasana
46
VI. OTHER BHAVAS
16. Asanas for Humility
P13: Yogamudra
50
17. Asanas for Will Power
P14: Bhujangasana
53
VII. BREATHING FOR AWARENESS
18. Breathing and Mental States
P2: Sukhasana
56
19. Breathing and Movement
P12: Utkatasana
59
20. Breathing and Concentration
P17: Pranayama I
62
21. Healthy Breathing
P20: Pranayama IV
65
22. Muscles Involved in Breathing
P18: Pranayama II; P19: Pranayama III
P20: Pranayama IV
68
23. Alternate Breathing
P21: Pranayama IX (Anuloma-Viloma)
71
VIII. INDRIYAS
24. Jnanendriyas74
25. Training and Jnanendriyas
P22: Yonimudra
76
26. Karmendriyas79
27. Training the Karmendriyas81
IX. MANAS
28. Manas or Mind83
29. Smriti86
30. Mauna88
SECTION II : STORIES
1. Attitude Training91
2. The Five Gurus91
3. The Priceless Wealth92
4. ST92
5. The Talkative Tortoise93
6. The Monkey and the Nuts93
7. The Temple Bells94
8. Nasruddin is Dead95
9. The Donkey95
10. The Art of Relaxation96
11. Going on a Picnic96
12. The Pot of Oil97
13. The Ant and the Grasshopper97
14. The Bright Idea98
15. God's Plan98
SECTION III : GAMES
1. Time in the Clock99
2. Split Shadows100
3. Graphics102
4. Hidden Asanas104
5. Dots for Thoughts106
6. Vital Points112
7. Chocolates114
INDEX114

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