Yoga is more important than ever, especially in today’s fast-paced world. Increasing stress levels, environmental changes, dietary issues and everything else increase the requirement to live a physically active life. All of the lifestyle changes are affecting younger people in extremely negative ways. Young people are suffering from blood pressure, heart diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis, etc due to lifestyle disorders. The allopathic treatment is available to cure these diseases but then medicinal side effects are always there.
AISECT University Jharkhand, established the yoga department to help students learn alternate therapy to cure these lifestyle disorders and to make human lives easier and calmer in this fast-paced environment.
Being one of the only universities with a yoga course, the faculty members focus on creating the best yoga instructors through training them in natural therapies, natural remedies, and physiological therapy to cure physical problems naturally.
In any kind of medical practice whether it's allopathic or naturopathic there are certain attributes that one should possess to become the best professional to serve mankind. The department of yoga and naturopathy focuses on developing the following attributes in the students for their bright career.
- Empathy for patients
- Intellectual ability and emotional stability
- Excellent communication skills
- Persuasive skills
- Excellent motor skills
- Research orientation
- Professional ethics
- Excellent analytical and reasoning ability
- Good sensory modalities.
Some of the Yoga courses offered by AISECT University include:
Yoga Instructor Course (YIC)
Duration: Six Months
Eligibility: After passing the HSC examination
Overview: Irregular lifestyles and stressful working environments have affected young peoples’ health negatively. A host of lifestyle diseases can now be seen in younger people due to their irregular routines and stressful lives. In the past few years, Yoga started gaining immense popularity because of the increased prevalence of these lifestyle and stress-induced diseases. These days, people have started paying attention to their health and have realized the importance of living an active life through regular exercise and yoga.
India is where Yoga originated. Here, yoga is considered a way of life and not a form of exercise. Today yoga is practiced by people all over the world and they can see the multitude of benefits of practicing yoga.
Yoga helps in relieving stress, anxiety, chronic body pain and improves blood circulation, body flexibility, muscle strength, lung capacity, bone density, brain function, body posture and lowers blood sugar, blood pressure, and weight gain tendency to lower the risk of heart diseases.
AISECT university offers the Yoga Instructor Course for a duration of six months where students practice yoga to increase their own muscle strength, flexibility, and study the principles of yoga and Ayurveda. This course is designed to make students academically and technically proficient in helping people fight stress and lifestyle-induced diseases without any medication.
Post-Graduation Diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy
Duration: One year
Eligibility: After graduation in science
Overview: Post-graduation diploma in Yoga and Naturopathy is a course that has a duration of one year and can be pursued right after graduating science. Naturopathy is one branch of science that focuses on the self-healing ability of the human body. It improves the body’s immunity, nervous system, hormonal balance and excretory system to cure various diseases. In this academic program, students study various kinds of diseases, their symptoms, problem areas, and causes like lifestyle disorder and stress, to learn the ways of curing these diseases. The main subjects of this course are as follows:
- Nutrition Therapy
- Homeopathy Medicines
- Herbal/Botanical Medicines
Career Prospects: After completing Yoga and Naturopathy courses students can start their own private practice or work in government and private hospitals to treat patients in a natural way. One can also become a yoga instructor at gyms, spas or resorts as the demand for yoga instructors is very high.