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About Us:

HindGram Meaning:

Hindgram : Hind represents to Hindustan, and Gram represents to ancient and pure lifestyle in nature. Thus Hindgram is a place in nature where a natural, holistic, scientific and spiritual journey begins.

Hindgram is a Yoga Teachers Training school and Retreat centre at Arambol, North Goa in India. Our school is affiliated by Yoga Alliance. Our school guides and grooms you in all aspects of Yoga Teachers Training Course (YTTC). We are also organising Yoga retreats, drop in classes, cleansing, detox and rejuvenation programs for all.

Our Aim :

HindGram's Main Aim and Objective :

This school helps you to get started on your journey towards enlightenment and works towards building a future from your passion. Here at Hindgram yoga training school, we want to make sure you have the mind space and the peace you deserve while doing your training.

Having its roots in India, our program invites those who have an interest in yoga, sports, also interested in mental health, and personal development but are unable to find the way to explore it financially. We provide the means to help you along your path. And it is always good for any yoga student to learn this sacred knowledge from its masters having a base in spirituality.

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Yoga and its Types

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Ashtanga Yoga

August 03, 2018

Raja yoga is traditionally referred to as Ashtanga (eight-limbed) yoga, because there are eight aspects to the path to which one must attend. The eight limbs of ashtanga yoga are:

1.Yama: Ethical standards and sense of integrity. The five yamas are: Ahimsa (nonviolence), Satya (truthfulness), Asteya (non-stealing), Brahmacharya (continence) and Aparigraha (non-covetousness)

2.Niyama: Self-discipline and spiritual observances, meditation practices, contemplative walks. The five Niyamas are: Saucha (cleanliness), Samtosa (contentment), Tapas (heat, spiritual austerities), Svadhyaya (study of sacred scriptures and of one's self) and Isvara Pranidhana (surrender to God).

3.Asana: Integration of mind and body through physical activity

4.Pranayama: Regulation of breath leading to integration of mind and body.

5.Pratyahara: Withdrawal of the senses of perception, the external world and outside stimuli.

6.Dharana: Concentration, one-pointedness of mind

7.Dhyana: Meditation or contemplation - an uninterrupted flow of concentration

8.Samadhi: The quiet state of blissful awareness.

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In yoga, an asana means posture. Patanjali defines asana as “sthira sukham asanam”- asana is a posture which is stable and comfortable. As regards methodology of doing asanas, Patanjali says ‘prayatna shaitilya anata samapattibhyam” – ‘in the performance of asanas, efforts have to progressively reduce and the mind should be attained to the concept of infinity’. That’s means the asana performance should be graceful and mind should be concentrated. As regards the effects of asanas Patanjali says, “tataha dvandva anabhighata”- from that (asana) there is no assailmet from conflicts”. That means the effects of asanas according to Patanjali is mental in nature, i.e. freedom from conflicts.

Asanas are also performed as physical exercise where they are sometimes referred to as "yoga postures" or "yoga positions". Some asanas are performed just for health purposes. Asanas do promote good health, although in different ways compared to physical exercises, "placing the physical body in positions that cultivate also awareness, relaxation and concentration".

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August 03, 2018

Prāṇāyāma (Sanskrit: प्राणायाम prāṇāyāma) is a Sanskrit word alternatively translated as "extension of the prāṇa (breath or life force)" or "breath control." The word is composed from two Sanskrit words: prana meaning life force (noted particularly as the breath), and either ayama (to restrain or control the prana, implying a set of breathing techniques where the breath is intentionally altered in order to produce specific results) or the negative form ayāma, meaning to extend or draw out (as in extension of the life force). It is a yogic discipline with origins in ancient India.

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Pratyahara (Devanāgarī प्रत्याहार,) refers to 'withdrawal of the senses' from their respective objects. it’s the is the fifth element of Ashtanga Yoga. Pratyahara forms the bridge between the first four limbs ( Bahiranga Yoga) and the last three limbs (Antaranga Yoga). In other words Pratyahara makes the transition of the mind from its extrovertedness to inward-going process.

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August 03, 2018

Shatkarma (Sanskrit: षटकर्म ṣaṭkarma, literally six actions), also known as Shatkriya, refers to Yogic practices involving purification of the body. Yogi Swatmarama wrote the outline of these practices that is “Dhautirvastistatha Netisrtatakam shatkarmani Samacharaet, Anyastu nachararaet tani, doshanam samabhavata” in the Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā as kriya. An obese practitioner of the Hatha Yoga should first practice the six kriyas to remove excess fat and phlegm from the body. But others, not suffering from the excess of these should not perform them. Neti: Neti is the process to cleansing the nasal passage. Dhauti: Dhauti is the process of cleansing the digestive track, up to the stomach Nauli: Nauli is the process to massaging of the abdomen. Kapalbhati: Kapalbhati is the process of purification of the frontal lobes of the brain and lungs. Basti: Basti is the process of cleansing of the colon Trataka: Trataka is the process of cleansing and strengthening of the eyes brought about by gazing without blinking, until the tears will come. These are the six cleansing process to purify our body mind, another excellent process to clean our whole digestive system from mouth to anus is Laghusankhaprakhalana.

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August 03, 2018

Patanjali defines Dharana as “Desh bandha chittyasya dharana”- confinement of the chittato one desh is Dharana. Dharana means concentration, according to Patanjali’s Yoga it is the first step of mediation.

Dhāraṇā (from Sanskrit धारणा) is translated as "collection or concentration of the mind (joined with the retention of breath)", or "the act of holding, bearing, wearing, supporting, maintaining, retaining, keeping back (in remembrance), a good memory", or "firmness, steadfastness, certainty". This term is related to the verbal root dhri to hold, carry, maintain, resolve.

Dhāraṇā is the sixth stage, step or limb of eight elucidated by Patanjali's Ashtanga Yoga or Raja Yoga.

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August 03, 2018

Dhyāna means Meditation, Patanjali defines dhyana as “tattra pratyaya ektanta dhyanam”. In Dhyana or concentration all the efforts are directed towards keeping distractions away. When these efforts succeed and there are no distractions, that state of mind is the state of Dhyana.

Dhyana in Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism means contemplation and meditation, though their technical context is different.

In Buddhism, Dhyāna (Sanskrit) or Jhāna (Pali) is a series of cultivated states of mind, which lead to a "state of perfect equanimity and awareness.

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Samadhi (Sanskrit: समाधि) refers to spiritual absorption, Patanjali defina Samadhi as “tat eva artha matra nirbhasam swaroopa shoonyam iva samadhuhi” ‘that itself is Samadhi when the self-nature is as if not there and the objects shines fourth or reveals itself. In both Dharana and Dhayana there are three elements- the meditator, the object meditated upon and the process of meditation. In the state of Samadhi the meditator and the process of meditation as if disappear and only the object of meditation shines forth. Patanjali explicitly mentions three types of Samadhis, namely Sabeeja, Samadhi, Nirbeeja Samadhi, and Dharma Megha Samadhi. It is in the last stage named that Kaivalya happens, wherein chitta vritti nirodha finally takes place.


Hindgram Yoga School

Arambol, North Goa, India

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