Havan Ceremony| Vinyasa yoga in Rishikesh| India

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Havan is a Sanskrit word that refers any ceremony, wherein offerings are made into a fire. Havan, also known as homa or homan. Generally, the word Havan is used in northern India, while homa is used in southern India. A Havan is sometimes called a “sacrifice ceremonial” because the fire destroys the offering, but a Havan is more accurately a “votive ceremonial”. The fire is the agent, and the offerings include those that are material and symbolic such as grains, clarified butter, milk, incense, and seeds. It is a purification method by fire and mantras to a internal soul or its surrounding environment.

It is rooted in the Vedic religion, and was adopted in ancient times by Buddhism and Jainism. The practice spread from India to Central Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia. Havan ceremonies is playing an important part of many Hindu religion, and variations of Homa continue to be practiced in current-day Buddhism, particularly in parts of Tibet and Japan. It is also found in modern Jainism.

A Havan ceremony is known by alternate names, such as “yajna” in Hinduism which sometimes means larger public fire ceremonies. In modern times, a Havana tends to refer to a private ceremonial around a symbolic fire, such as those observed at a wedding, or many other things where we newly work starts .

 

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The Havan Ceremony was conducted in the Vinyasa Yoga in Rishikesh by Shiva Tattva Yoga school to seek grace and choicest blessings of God for the candidates appearing for Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Rishikesh, India.

We do Havan ceremony at the starting of new batch and ending of the batch. The Havan was performed religiously under the divine fervor and spirituality. Prasad was distributed to all.

HOW HAVAN PURIFIES THE ATMOSPHERE

When the havan is implemented the fire burns with air, environment , human soul their body gets purified and becomes lighter in nature. So this light air goes up and replaces the cold/ the impure air , Impurities and this process continues and the air keep getting purified till the ritual is being performed.

The main item in havan is five fruits like mango, apple, guava, Banana and orange.  Wood which when burnt releases “FORMIC ALDEHYDE” a gas which kills harmful bacteria’s thus purifies the atmosphere as per the research . This gas which is used to preserve the fruits, vegetables and species in the medical laboratories.

The jaggery burnt in the havan also releases the formic aldehyde gas. A scientist found that if we stay in a place where havan is being performed for Half an hour the germs of typhoid fever are killed.

The cow’s ghee is a very important item of havan has been referred as a medicine to the poison in VEDAS. Its fragrance purifies the physical atmosphere. Ghee, when burnt in fire, goes up in the atmosphere and the fat particles get laden on the dust particles in the atmosphere and come back to the earth in a form of rain thus cultivates the vegetation on the mother earth.

Sweets like honey and jaggery, nutrition like ghee and dry fruits, fragrant herbs like ela, dalchini, Lavang , rose petals, antibiotic herbs like guggal and gyal, and material like ghee and samigri, when burnt it purify the atmosphere.  Havan ceremonial is like giving back to the atmosphere, what we have taken from the atmosphere or our nature. The aromatic herbs when burnt remove the foul odor in the atmosphere by their fragrance. With this mantras also chanting .

At last end of the ceremony distribute sweets to all of the members and said Namaste to every one with happily.

This is the process to complete Havan ceremony.

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Benefits of Yoga in Human body

Improves your flexibility

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Improved flexibility is one of the first and most obvious benefits of yoga. During your first class, you probably won’t be able to touch your toes, never mind do a backbend. But if you stick with it, you’ll notice a gradual loosening, and eventually, seemingly impossible poses will become possible. You’ll also probably notice that aches and pains start to disappear.

Builds muscle strength

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Strong muscles do more than look good. They also protect us from conditions like arthritis and back pain, and help prevent falls in elderly people. And when you build strength through yoga, you balance it with flexibility.

Yoga helps in stress relief

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A few minutes of yoga during the day can be a great way to get rid of stress that accumulates daily – in both the body and mind. Yoga postures, pranayama and meditation are effective techniques to release stress. You can experience the calming effects of yoga in your body within yourself.

Yoga helps in improving immunity

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Our system is a seamless blend of the body, mind and spirit. An irregularity in the body affects the mind and similarly unpleasantness or restlessness in the mind can manifest as an ailment in the body. Yoga poses massage organs and strengthens muscles; breathing techniques and meditation release stress and improve immunity in our body.

Increases your blood flow

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Yoga gets your blood flowing. More specifically, the relaxation exercises you learn in yoga can help your circulation, especially in your hands and feet. Yoga also gets more oxygen to your cells, which function better as a result. Twisting poses are thought to wring out venous blood from internal organs.

Helps in healthy lifestyle

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Move more, eat less—that’s the adage of many a dieter. Yoga can help on both fronts. A regular practice gets you moving and burns calories, and the spiritual and emotional dimensions of your practice may encourage you to address any eating and weight problems on a deeper level. Yoga may also inspire you to become a more conscious eater.

Helps you focus

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An important component of yoga is focusing on the present. Studies have found that regular yoga practice improves coordination, reaction time, memory, and even IQ scores. Regularly practicing yoga increases proprioception (the ability to feel what your body is doing and where it is in space) and improves balance.

Eases your pain

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Yoga can ease your pain. According to several studies, asana, meditation, or a combination of the two, reduced pain in people with arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and other chronic conditions. When you relieve your pain, your mood improves, you’re more inclined to be active towards your body and your work.

Helps you serve others

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Karma yoga (service to others) is integral to yogic philosophy. And while you may not be inclined to serve others, your health might improve if you do. Serving others can give meaning to your life that who you are and and for what you were here.

Builds awareness for transformation in our body

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Yoga and meditation build awareness and the more aware you are, the easier it is to break free of destructive emotions like anger. Yoga appears to reduce anger by increasing feelings of compassion and interconnection and by calming the nervous system and the mind.

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Rishikesh India

Rishikesh in Uttrakhand is also known as the capital of the Yoga world. Rishikesh being a sacred and serene land with a pure ambience has many famous Vinyasa Yoga Schools in Rishikesh India. Vinyasa Yoga School in Rishikesh is among those selected Best Yoga Teacher Training schools in India, which has been certified with Yoga Alliance USA and is offering Yoga Teacher Training programs for various types of Yoga including 200 hours Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh india, Hatha Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Yin Yoga, Kundalini and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. Yoga Alliance USA Certified 100 hours, 200 hours, 300 Hours, 500 Hours Best Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training School in Rishikesh India. The Vinyasa Yoga flow poses, Hatha yoga teacher training and Ashtanga yoga Teacher Training courses for all the beginners and intermediate Yoga Students in Rishikesh India in vinyasa yoga School in Rishikesh.

Yoga And Its Benefits

The word yoga originate from the Sanskrit word yuj or union, which means “to join” or “to yoke”.It is union of the specific awareness or soul with the Universal Consciousness. Yoga is more then 5000 year old Indian body of knowledge. Many of them think yoga is only a physical exercise where people twist, turn, stretch their body and breathe in the multipart but it is mixture of mental and spiritual practices done for well-being of a person .Daily practice of yoga makes one’s body strong and flexible, and boosts immunity. It also improves the functioning of circulatory, respiratory, digestive, blood flow and hormonal structures. Yoga also brings emotional strength and precision of mind within a person.

In ancient time Yogis had a trust that in order for man to be in coordination with himself and his environment, he has to add the body, the mind, and the spirit. For these three to be mixed, emotion, action, and intelligence must be in a accurate ratio to a balance. The Yogis conveyed a way to achieve and keep this balance and it is done by only exercise, breathing, and Meditation .

There are different types of yoga like Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Vinyasa Flow, Power yoga, Tantra and Kundalini yoga. Each style has its own importance and every style benefits in one way or the other.

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Benefits of Yoga:

  1. Improves your flexibility
  2. Builds muscle strength
  3. Perfects your posture
  4. Gives you peace of mind
  5. Gives you inner strength
  6. Drains Lymphs and Boosts Immunity
  7. Helps One To Focus
Improves Your Flexibility
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Flexibility

Yoga for flexibility will help you lengthen and stretch your muscles in a healthy, effective way. Include these yoga poses in your practice to see improvements.

Child’s Pose (Balasana)
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Balasana is a restful pose that can be sequenced between more challenging asanas.

Downward-Facing Dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana)
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Downward facing
Builds muscle strength

yoga use the weights in different manner. By using your own bodyweight, you’ll be able to build muscle and increase strength overall. Yoga is also one of the best ways to tone your body. Since this increases flexibility, as well as strength, you’re less prone to workout related injuries.

Perfects your posture
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Posture

Your head is like a round ball, big, and heavy. When it’s balance directly over an erect spine, it takes much less stress to your neck and back muscles to support it. Move it several inches forward and you start to strain those muscles. Hold up that forward-leaning bowling ball for eight or 12 hours a day and it’s no wonder you’re tired. And fatigue might not be your only problem. Wrong posture can cause your back, neck, and other muscle and joint problems.

Gives you peace of mind
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It slowly decrease the emotional loops of frustration, regret, anger, fear, and desire that can cause stress and stress can cause many health problems—from migraines and insomnia to lupus, MS, eczema, high blood pressure, and heart attacks, if you want to quiet your mind, you’ll do yoga and meditation this be live good to your longer , healthier and happy life.

Gives you inner strength
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Power strength

Yoga can help you make a several changes in your life. It might be its greatest strength. Tapas, the Sanskrit word for “heat,” is the fire that fire you accept in yoga practice and it build your inner strength if you do on daily basis.

Drains Lymphs Boosts Immunity
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Lymphatic system

While doing yoga, when you contract and stretch your muscles, exchange your organs around and come in and out of yoga postures, you increase the drainage of lymph , which in turn helps boost your immunity. This helps to the system of lymphs to fight against infection, destroy your diseased cells and dispose the harmful waste products that come out of cellular functioning.

Helps One To Focus
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Focus in yoga

An important element of yoga is- to focus. It has been found that regular practice of yoga helps improve coordination, reduces reaction time, and improves memory. People, who do yoga with great focus, do not get distracted easily .

Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Courses in Rishikesh India

Rishikesh in Uttrakhand is also known as the capital of the Yoga world. Rishikesh being a sacred and serene land with a pure ambience has many famous Vinyasa Yoga Schools in Rishikesh India. Vinyasa Yoga School in Rishikesh is among those selected Best Yoga Teacher Training schools in India, which has been certified with Yoga Alliance USA and is offering Yoga Teacher Training programs for various types of Yoga including 200 hours Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh india, Hatha Yoga, Bikram Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Yin Yoga, Kundalini and Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh. Yoga Alliance USA Certified 100 hours, 200 hours, 300 Hours, 500 Hours Best Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training School in Rishikesh India. The Vinyasa Yoga flow poses, Hatha yoga teacher training and Ashtanga yoga Teacher Training courses for all the beginners and intermediate Yoga Students in Rishikesh India in vinyasa yoga School in Rishikesh.

Mantras , chanting and Prayers in Vinyasa Yoga School India

Like a yoga and meditation in Rishikesh every one is talking about mantras , chanting and prayers . if we are talking about mantras what does it exactly means , why we need mantras , what are the benefits in our daily life , how to do mantras, chanting and prayers and how are you supposed to use it?

What are Mantras , Chanting and Prayers?

The word “mantras” is a combination of two words Man and tra , which means mind, and “tra,” which means passage or motor vehicle. In other words, a mantra is an implement of the mind—a powerful sound or vibration that you can use to enter a deep state of inner soul and concentration.

Mantras to be used for the purification of the astral body, leading to the upliftment of mind nad emotions. Chanting tunes the refined vibrations to the cosmic occurrences. Once modified, the practitioner can enjoy a yoga, automatic harmony with the divine, alive in the oceans of bliss.

Mantra yoga neutralizes  agitation and inertia, which allows the practitioner to move into a more pure state of consciousness. Chanting mantras calms the mind, brings focus and is great for controlling the breath. Mantra yoga is highly beneficial to the practitioner as it improves overall health and mental stability.

Although Mantra yoga is generally considered an innovation of Hinduism in the ancient period and after that  it has been adopted and developed by other religions as well. Some of the Religions like Buddhism and Jainism have embraced Mantra yoga as part of their own efforts to reach enlightenment.

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Why we need mantras?

Chanting is not just about religion and spirituality, rather it’s a combination of sound, breath and rhythm that helps you to channelise your energy. The mantras have both psychological and physiological effects on your body. Here are few ways chanting can improve your mental and physical health.

But How could it improve your Health: It could improve your health in particular areas like

  1. Calms the mind and soul.
  2. Vedic mantras help in balancing the chakras.
  3. Increases concentration and learning power.
  4. Improves immunity ,purify  heart and Improves your breathing.
  5. It Helps cure asthma to some extent
  6. Helps to release stress.
  7. Gives your skin a glow.
  8. Improves the working of your nerves.
  9. Helps beat damage caused due to stress.
  10. Strengthens the mind and keeps depression at bay.
  11.  Increases radiance.

 

How to do mantras?

One of the goals of chanting mantras is to feel their refined atmospheres. This sensation can help you effect positive changes and enter a deep state of meditation. Each mantra has different sound and you want to find one that resembles to your meaning.

1.Repeatition of mantras helps you to dissconnect  from out of surrounding and it helps you to focused in your intention this will arise during meditation.

  1. When you will start mantra meditation, sit in a  cross-legged position with your hips preeminent above your knees with your eyes closed properly. It will help you sit with a straight spine more comfortably, which is the best position for your body to absorb the mantra’s vibrations and focus on your intention.

3.Don’t control on your breath and focus on your Mantras chanting.

  1. Chant your chosen mantra. It’s time to chant your chosen mantra! There are no prescribed times or ways to chant your mantra, so do what feels best to you. Even a small amount of mantra chanting can have many benefits to you.
  1. Always chant at a silent place where no disturbance because disturbance break your concentration and chanting mantras doesn’t listen to you at the time of chanting.

Some of the famous mantras and their Translation:

Universal Mantra:

Om, or Aum, is a deeply divine sound, an all-embracing sound of the universe. A single syllable that is the sound of harmony itself, and when we chant it, we invite that harmony within us.

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Translation : Om is the original and most powerful mantra. It is the prime sound of the divine in its essential manifestation. In the beginning was the word and the word is om.

A Mantra for Healing:

The Mrityunjaya (mrit-yoon-jaya) Mantra is a secret mantra that was only passed along verbally for generations. It is widely known now, as a healing mantra to ward off illness, improve health (mental and physical), and even untimely death.

“Om Trayambakam Yajamahe Sugandhim Pushti Vardhanam

Urvarukam Iva Bandhanan Mrityor Mukshiya Mamritat”

Simple Translation: I implore you, the Source of the cycle of birth, life and death, to free me from its bondage, make me fearless, and lead me to the absolute truth and bliss.

Peace Mantra:

It is meant to be a call (as well as your innersoul) for Shanti, meaning peace in Sanskrit. Peace within, peace without, and peace divine.

“Om Shanti: Shanti: Shanti:”

Translation : Peace peace peace

Gayatri mantra:

“Om Bhur Bhuvah Swaha, Tat Savitur Vareneyam

Bhargo Devasya Dheemahi, Dhiyoyo Nah Prachodayat”

Translation: The dawning, the day and the dusking, Those most excellent daughters of the sun, the radiant forms coming from the goads, I meditate upon you and reach out to you. This is my offering.

If you are looking to join course like Yoga Teacher Training Rishikesh. Then Vinyasa yoga in rishikesh is one stop destination for you. We are offering modules like Vinyasa Yoga TeacherTraining courses India so that enthusiasts should attain the certification.

Why Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh India from Vinyasa Yoga School Rishikesh Would Be Among The Best

Rishikesh is known as the yoga capital of the world. Situated in the serene nature of Uttarakhand, Rishikesh on the banks of river Ganges is considered as a sacred land having presence of many temples and yoga schools. Beautiful and tranquil environment of Rishikesh makes it an ideal destination for practicing yoga and learning through guidance. This is one of the reasons, why there are so many yoga schools are present in Rishikesh and spreading the ancient knowledge of yoga and Ayurveda to different parts of the world.

Now selecting the best yoga school in Rishikesh is one of the most daunting tasks for any yoga enthusiast. All the schools present in Rishikesh boast about their quality and extensive training programs including 100 hours, 200 hours, 300 and 500 hours yoga teacher training in Rishikesh. There are schools which offer yoga training based on the principles of Hatha Yoga or Ashtanga Yoga or Yin Yoga or Vinyasa Yoga and so many others. The core essence of all these schools is to propage knowledge that can help a person to understand the yoga philosophy and practice yoga in order to prepare himself as a yoga teacher.

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Vinyasa Yoga School in Rishikesh:

Vinyasa yoga has been one of the most adored disciplines of yoga, which focuses on rhythmic synchronization of body, mind and soul to attain a supreme intellectual level. There are many yoga schools following the principles of Vinyasa yoga as a medium of teaching the teachers. The Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh has gone a step further to receive certification from international bodies like Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga International. These certifications help students practicing yoga to perform as Yoga teachers after successful completion of training programs.

Reputation that makes this school special:

Vinyasa Yoga School in Rishikesh is one of the most reputed Yoga Schools run and managed by Yogi Sachin ji along with his team of teachers. The specialty of Vinyasa Yoga School is that all their trainers and Yoga teachers are certified by Yoga Alliance USA for performing training and further facilitations.

Comfort to enjoy Yoga retreat in Vinyasa Yoga School, Rishikesh:

The school is well situated on the banks of free-flowing Ganga and have a terrific view of the surrounding nature with mountain peaks and lush green forests. This pure ambience will make you fall in love with Rishikesh. With well-designed, clean and hygienic accommodation, private living quarters, healthy and nutritious shatwik foods and free WiFi connectivity, you will enjoy your stay in Vinyasa Yoga School while pursuing your Yoga Teacher Training course.

Yoga Teacher Training in India through Vinyasa Yoga School:

Yoga teachers in Vinyasa Yoga School, Rishikesh are certified with Yoga Alliance USA and Yoga International for offering 100 hours, 200 Hours, 300 and 500 Hours Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training to its students. The students who take part in these Yoga Teacher Training programs are certified with Yoga Alliance certification after successful completion of the training program. Vinyasa Yoga School is a Registered Yoga School under Yoga Alliance USA and thus are authorized to offer Yoga teacher training with an internationally recognized certification. Training in Yoga through Vinyasa Yoga School, Rishikesh offers confidence, knowledge and skills to become a professional yoga teacher.

With the best faculties, best literature, and the best curricula for Yoga Teacher Training, Vinyasa Yoga School offers a dynamic atmosphere for learning and spreading yoga as a medium of healthy and pure living. Undertaking a course under its experienced and certified faculties can definitely become an eye-opener for the students who would like to pursue yoga as a career. This is the most prominent reason why Vinyasa Yoga School, Rishikesh is an ideal institution to pursue Yoga teacher training in India.