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Syllabus for Doctoral Degree in Yoga - PhD (Yoga)

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Practical Electives for PhD in Yoga

DIVISION OF YOGA AND SPIRITUALITY

YSP P 2111
Advance Kriyas (2 Credits).

Advanced Neti Kriyas; Uddiyana and Nauli practices; Basti, Sankhaprakshalana.
YSP P 2121 Advance Yogasanas 1 (2 Credits)
Standing, balancing and sitting asanas; front, back and side bending advanced postures.
Ref: Himalaya Pub of SVYP.
Book:
1. Asana, Pranayama, Mudra, Bandha - Swami Satyananda Saraswati. Pub:Bihar Yoga Bharati, Mungher, Bihar, India.

YSP P 2122
Advanced Yogasanas 2 (2 Credits)

Prone, supine and topsy-turvy advanced yoga postures,
Book:
1. Light on Yoga by B K S Iyengar.

YSP P 2131
Advance Pranayama 1 (2 Credits)

Pranayama with Kumbhaka and bandhas 1.
Book:
1. Light on Pranayama by B.K.S Iyengar.

YSP P 2132
Advance Pranayama 2 (2 Credits)

Pranayama with Kumbhaka with bandhas and Kundalini practices.
Book:
1. Light on Pranayama by B.K.S Iyenger.

YSP P 2141
Advance Meditation 1 (2 Credits)

Jnana yoga contemplation; anushthana and tapas

YSP P 2142
Advance Meditation 2 (2 Credits)

Vipassana and T M

YSP P 2143
Advance Meditation 3 (2 Credits)

Introduction to Samyama of Patanjali
Book:
1. I K Taimini - the Science of Yoga.

YSP P 2144
Advance Meditation 4 (2 Credits)

Introduction to Parinamas

YSP P 2151
Vedic Chanting 1 (2 Credits)

Upanishads-Taittiriya; Mahanarayana (P.77)
Book:
1. Mantra Pushpam - Swami Devarupananda Pub: Ramakrishna Math

YSP P 2161
Upanishadic Chanting 2 (2 Credits)

Chanting of Upanishads atleast 8 major Upanishads
Books:
1. Mantra Pushpam - Swami Devarupananda Pub: Ramakrishna Math.
1. Introduction to Ghana Patha.

YSP P 2171
1. Upasana 1 (2 Credits)

Introduction to Upasana; techniques of upasana; deities for upasana.
Books:
1. Chandogaya Upanishat, Brhadaranyaka Upanishat Pub: Ramakrishna Math.

YSP P 2172
Upasana 2 (2 Credits)

Introduction to special techniques of upasana on specific deities.
Books: Chandogya Upanishat, Brhadaranyaka Upanishat Pub: Ramakrishna Math.

YSP P 2181
Puja Vidhana 1 (2 Credits)

Significance of Mahasankalpa. Explanations of various gods and goddesses, advantages of Puja, practice of pancayatana puja with sixteen upacaras, sandhyavandanam, Agnikaryam and pancagavyam with its scientific significance.

YSP P 2182
Puja Vidhana 2 (2 Credits)

Introduction to worship of specific deities and training for the same.

YSP P 2191
Yajna Vidhi 1 (2 Credits)

Punyahavacanam, Agnimukhaprayoga, Ganahavanam and snanapavanam. what is Yajnah according to the Vedas; significance of Yajnah and its merits; its scientific and psychological benefits.
Books:
1. Krishna Yajur Veda - Taittiriya - Samhita - RL Kashyap Pub: Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture,

YSP P 2192
Yajna Vidhi 2 (2 Credits)

Purva Mimamsa and yajna vidhis; training to perform some specific yajnas
Books:
1. Krishna Yajur Veda - Taittiriya - Samhita - RL Kashyap Pub: Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture,

YSP P 2193
Other Purva Mimamsa Practices 1 (2 Credits)

Books:
1. Kashyap R L. Krishna Yajur Veda - Taittiriya - Samhita Pub: Sri Aurobindo Kapali Sastry Institute of Vedic Culture, Pune

YSP P 2194
Other Purva Mimamsa Practices 2 (2 Credits)

YSP P 2195
Other Purva Mimamsa Practices 3 (2 Credits)

YSP P 2196
Other Purva Mimamsa Practices 4 (2 Credits)