Online 121 Art of Āsana eStudy Modules One to Ten

Online 121 Art of Āsana eStudy Modules One to Ten Duration, Fees and Commencement

For further information on fees, commencement, duration, or to arrange a free meeting to chat around your interest please go to the Online eStudy Overview page on:

Online 121 Yoga Practice Theory eStudy Modular Overview

– Empower your Body Exploring how to Customise Āsana

This Page introduces the Āsana Practice and Theory Online 121 Modular eStudy Programme around the Viniyoga of Āsana as taught by T Krishnamacharya to TKV Desikachar.

“Another important aspect is that the masters
taught us to move from a deeper source,

not just from muscles and joints.”
– TKV Desikachar

Collectively they offer deep and profound training in the application of Āsana and how it inspires and guides our personal Yoga practice and study Sādhana, either for personal development or, if relevant, professional skills.

  • Online One to One Module One – 7.5 hours over Nine Sessions
    – In-depth overview of the core principles inherent within the Viniyoga of
    Āsana to develop and refine our short and long term personal practice
  • Online One to One Module Two – 7.5 hours over Nine Sessions
    – Why and how we use Sequence Building in Āsana practices
    – Why and how we use Counterposes and Transitions in Āsana practices
  • Online One to One Module Three – 7.5 hours over Nine Sessions
    – Why and how we use Movement or Staying in Āsana practices
    – Why and how we use Breath in Āsana practices
  • Online One to One Module Four – 7.5 hours over Nine Sessions
    – Why and how we use Variation and Modification in Āsana practices
    – Why and how we use Energetic and Psychological Characteristics in Āsana practices
  • Online One to One Module Five – 7.5 hours over Nine Sessions
    – Exploration of the Form, Function and Application of Primary Āsana
    – Why and how we use Primary Āsana within Āsana practices
  • Online One to One Module Six – 7.5 hours over Nine Sessions
    – Practice planning study in how to incorporate and develop Primary Āsana
    – The  application and development of Primary Āsana in planning practices
  • Online One to One Module Seven – 7.5 hours over Nine Sessions
    – Exploration of the Form, Function and Application of Intermediate Āsana
    – Why and how we use Intermediate Āsana within Āsana practices
  • Online One to One Module Eight – 7.5 hours over Nine Sessions
    – Practice planning study in how to incorporate and develop Intermediate Āsana
    – The  application and development of Intermediate Āsana in planning practices
  • Online One to One Module Nine – 7.5 hours over Nine Sessions
    – Exploration of the Form, Function and Application of Challenging Āsana
    – Why and how we use Challenging Āsana within Āsana practices
  • Online One to One Module Ten – 7.5 hours over Nine Sessions
    – Practice planning study in how to incorporate and develop Challenging Āsana
    – The  application and development of Challenging Āsana in planning practices

As we progress through the interlinked and developmental Modules in the programme you will experience in-depth learning in all areas of Āsana practice and Āsana study theory.

Online 121 Art of Āsana eStudy Module One

This particular eStudy Module consists of nine 121 live video 50′ meetings to facilitate an online teaching dialogue and in-depth transmission of the primary principles and essential teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on the application of Āsana techniques and theory.

The primary purpose for Āsana is to take us towards Yoga,
rather than just taking us towards more and more Āsana.

It offers an in-depth approach to the Application of Āsana and is an opportunity for any Yoga Student, teacher or trainee teacher from any Yoga background to develop and deepen their personal Yoga practice and study through an online teaching dialogue, either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance professional skills.

It is offered with respect for the vital source from which these Yoga teachings originated and their place in our age and culture and reflects the teachings of TKV Desikachar and his father and teacher T Krishnamacharya as taught to Paul Harvey over 25 years through:

  • Guidance in emphasising a personal Āsana Practice to support your everyday life
  • Understanding the principles in Āsana which inspire and shape Yoga practice
  • An overview of Yoga teachings around Āsana practice
  • Familiarisation with Yoga Āsana terminology and practice techniques
  • Appreciating how your body can work more effectively in Āsana
  • Deepening our work with and the importance of Āsana in practice

Online 121 Art of Āsana eStudy Module One topics offer over 7.5 hours as an:

1. Introduction to Āsana by learning the skills to develop and refine your own Āsana practice according to who and where you are through an exploration of Āsana as a Process:

  • Introduction to Āsana practice according to age
    – Core concept – Yoga Krama – posture, breathing and meditation
  • Introduction to Āsana practice according to health
    – Core concept – Sakti Krama – recovery, support or discovery
  • Introduction to Āsana practice according to lifestyle
    – Core concept – Prayoga – according to your background
  • Introduction to Āsana practice according to energetic constitution
    – Core concept – Tridoṣa – optimising your system
  • Introduction to Āsana practice according to psychological constitution
    – Core concept – Dvikrama – influencing your mind

2. Introduction to Āsana Practice Techniques and Theory by learning the skills to develop and refine your own Āsana practice through an exploration of Āsana as Content:

  • Introduction to definition, meaning and context of Āsana
    – Core concept – Nāma Rūpa Lakṣana – name, form and characteristics
  • Introduction to how Āsana are arranged into groups and categories
    – Core concept – Vinyāsa Krama – collecting postures together
  • Introduction to how counterpostures or Pratikriyāsana are used
    – Core concept – Pratikriyāsana– maintaining the balance
  • Introduction to how we breathe in Āsana
    – Core concept – Prāṇāpāna Dhāraṇā – where the focus is
  • Introduction to why we move or stay in Āsana
    – Core concept – Circulation and Purification – dynamic and static
  • Introduction to how we adapt our Āsana practice
    – Core concept – Variation and Modification – change and necessity
  • Introduction to how we intelligently plan our Āsana practice
    – Core concept – Bṛṃhaṇa and Laṅghana Kriyā – connecting postures together
  • Introduction to how we Observe within our Āsana practice
    – Core concept – Spine, Breath and Attention – learning to look
  • Reviews, Summaries and Informal guidelines of a practical nature through questions for reflection, Āsana practice direction for your personal Āsana practice
    – Core concept – attitude – following up our learning

It is also a prerequisite to further work in the:

Online 121 Art of Āsana eStudy Modules Two to Ten

Prospective students will have successfully completed the:

– The Art of Āsana Module One

For further information on fees, commencement, and duration, or to arrange a free meeting to chat about your interest please go to the Online eStudy Overview page on:

Online 121 Yoga Practice Theory eStudy Modular Overview