Developed in the late 1960s by the father-and-son team of Kavi Yogi Swarananda Mani Finger and Alan Finger, ISHTA is similar to most existing forms of yoga in that it makes asana and pranayama the centerpiece of its training.
Students are immersed in a yogic lifestyle for 30 days and will experience the effects of meditation, prayer, and a healthy diet in addition to the course elements of asana, pranayama and teaching skills.
Both the intensive program and the weekend program contain the same elements: ranging from asana and pranayama practice, to anatomy and physiology, as well as covering the yogic lifestyle and diet.
Rarely is there a prerequisite test prior to training, but you'll be so immersed into the foundation of each practice that you won't want to worry if you're doing a movement or asana correctly.
The "Easy Does It" program teaches daily breathing exercises, muscle relaxation methods, meditation, self-massage and gentle seated poses modified from Hatha asana poses.
The corpse pose is a resting pose used for deep relaxation concluding an asana or pranayama program, but is added to any program for arthritis as often as necessary.
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Child pose, known in Sanskrit as Balasana, is a basic relaxation asana used to stretch and rest the lower body between vigorous poses such as the dog or cat asana.
Not only are asana, pranayama, and meditation all practiced on-site, but students also live at the ashram and receive all of their meals as part of the course fee.
Each asana is named for a common thing it resembles, like the sun salutation, cobra, locust, plough, bow, eagle, tree, and the head to knee pose, to name a few.