Yoga Volunteers for Hypertension / Heart Disease Part 2

By Dr B R Ramakrishna|Dr Vasudev Vaidya|Dr Ranjitha R   |   Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samsthana
Learners enrolled: 236
This course gives you an overview of what is coronary artery disease (CAD) and the role of Yoga as secondary prevention and effective adjunct therapy in preventing repeated cardiac events and death in people with established Coronary artery disease. This session also covers the prevalence, incidence, pathophysiology, stress, the basic concept of yoga in understanding the disease process, the mechanism of actions of yoga, and techniques of yoga specifically for Coronary artery disease patients. We will also cover the growing evidence suggesting the beneficial effects of yoga on CAD. 
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Not Applicable
Duration : 16 weeks
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 4
Level : Undergraduate
Start Date : 23 Aug 2023
End Date : 31 Oct 2023
Enrollment Ends : 20 Sep 2023
Exam Date :

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Course layout

Course Layout:
Week 1
o Module 1: what is CAD? Increasing Burden of CAD
o Module 2: Etiology of CAD 
Week 2
o Module 3: Anatomy 
o Module 4: Physiology
Week 3
o Module 5: Pathophysiology of CAD 
o Module 6: Stress and CAD
Week 4
o Module 7: Lifestyle and CAD
o Module 8: Management of CAD
Week 5
o Module 9: Holistic Approach of Yoga therapy -1
o Module 10: Holistic Approach of Yoga therapy -2 
Week 6
o Module 11: Role of Nutrition in CAD  
o Module 12: Yoga Techniques 
Week 7
o Module 13: Concept of Stress and Genesis of Illness 
o Module 14: An overview of Research on CAD
Yoga Protocol
Week 8: 
o Module 15: Shaktivikasakas (Strengthening of fingers stage Ⅰ stage Ⅱ, Strengthening of Wrist- stage Ⅰ stage Ⅱ, Strengthening of shoulders)
o Module 16: Shaktivikasakas  (Chest shaktivikasakas, Calf strengthening exercises)
o Module 17: Breathing Practices Ⅰ {Hands Stretch (stage Ⅰ, stage Ⅱ, stage Ⅲ), Hands In-Out Breathing, Ankle stretch breathing}
Week 9: 
o Module 18: Breathing Practices Ⅱ (Tiger breathing, Rabbit breathing, Bhujangasana Breathing)
o Module 19: Breathing Practices Ⅲ (Straight leg raise breathing, Sethubandhasana Lumbar stretch, Side bending)
o Module 20: Loosening Exercises - Ⅰ (Wrist- flexion, extension & rotation; Elbow- flexion & extension, Shoulder rotation stage Ⅰ stage Ⅱ).
Week 10: 
o Module 21: Loosening Exercises - Ⅱ {Drill walking, Padasanchalana (Stage Ⅰ, stage Ⅱ)}
o Module 22: Relaxation Technique Ⅰ (Instant Relaxation Technique, Quick relaxation technique)
o Module 23: Relaxation Technique Ⅱ (Deep Relaxation technique) 
Week 11: 
o Module 24: Asana Ⅰ (Ardhakatichakrasana, Trikonasana, Vrukshasana)
o Module 25: Asana Ⅱ (Garudasana, Bhujangasana, Vakrasana)
o Module 26: Asana Ⅲ (Ardhamatsyendrasana, Gomukhasana, Ushtrasana)
Week 12
o Module 27: Asana Ⅳ (Vajrasana, Setu bandhasana, siddhasana)
o Module 28: Chair Suryanamaskara
o Module 29: Vibhagiya Pranayama
Week 13
o Module 30: Pranayama Ⅰ (Nadishuddhi, Brahmari, Ujjayi)
o Module 31: Pranayama Ⅱ (Cooling Pranayama - Sheetali, Seetkari & Sadanta)
o Module 32: Pranayama Ⅲ {Nadanusandhana (AA kara chanting, UU kara chanting, MM kara chanting, AUM kara chanting)}
Week 14
o Module 33: Om Meditation 
o Module 34: MSRT Ⅰ 
o Module 35: MSRT Ⅱ 
Week 15
o Module 36: Cyclic Meditation I 
o Module 37: Cyclic Meditation Ⅱ 
Week 16
o Module 38: Overall IAYT module for CAD I 
o Module 39: Overall IAYT module for CAD Ⅱ
o Module 40: Overall IAYT module for CAD III

Books and references

Dr R Nagarathna, Dr HR Nagendra, DSPSP (1986). Nagendra HR. New perspectives in stress management. - Google Scholar. Swami Vivekananda Yoga Publication; To install 3rd Edition. 
Dr R Nagarathna, D. H. N. (n.d.). Integrated approach of yoga therapy for positive health - Google Scholar. Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana; 3rd Edition. Retrieved August 25, 2021.
Nagendra, DHR (nd). Yoga its basis and applications, Swami Vivekananda Yoga Prakashana; To install 3rd Edition.
Nagarathna R, Nagendra HR. Yoga for hypertension and heart diseases.
Monro RD, Nagarathna R, Ford-Kohne N. Yoga for common ailments. Fireside; 1990.

Instructor bio

Dr B R Ramakrishna 

He is a Vice-chancellor of S-VYASA Yoga University, Prashanthi Kuteeram, Bangalore. He is a distinguished and eminent speaker with more than 40 years of experience in the  Integrative Medicine Practice (Ayurveda, Modern System of Medicine, Yoga & Naturopathy) and also has 20 years of research experience including both UG & PG studies. He is a role model for all health care practitioners in the field of Integrative Medicine. He has been Awarded Gold Medal & Karnataka State Award for topping the University. He has conducted Ayurveda & Yoga Workshops at Germany, Austria, Spain, Switzerland, Hong Kong, China, France, Italy, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Guided PG Dissertations, PhD Thesis, Published Papers, written scientific papers and delivered Lectures on the topics of Ayurveda & Yoga at National and International levels.

Dr Vasudev Vaidya 

He is a Deputy Medical Superitendendent - SushruthaAyurvedic Medical College& Hospital and an Administrative Officer in AROGYADHAMA- 300 BEDED Integrated hospital, Prashanti kuteeram. He is also a Consultant Yoga therapist - AthreyaArogyadhama Therapy yoga Centre and a successful Ayurveda Physician in Udaya clinic. He has numerous publications published in reputed Journals. Few published papers include Prakruti-specific Yoga Practices for promotion of positive health (2022), management of COVID 19 IN the perceptive of Charaka Samhita- a concept paper (2021), Prakruti and Genetics (2020), and so on.  He got a Best oral presentation award at an international conference on Alternative Medicine CONFERENCE 2012, Bangalore.Successfully designed a personality questionnaire based on Tridosha. Completed research project on validating the personality questionnaire on 300 subjects.

Dr Ranjitha R
She is a specialist in Yoga and Naturopathy with an experience of 4 years. She has completed her BNYS, MD (Yoga Therapy) from  SVYASA University. She is the Physician in charge of the Dept. of Psychiatry at Arogyadhama Holistic health care center. She has expertise in treating many patients with lifestyle illnesses through a holistic approach. Also conducts numerous counseling sessions for various psychiatric patients. Currently working as an Assistant Professor at SVYASA university. 

Course certificate

Grading Policy:

There will be (a) Internal Assessment and (b) Final Exam.


Internal Assessment: This will carry 30% weightage. MCQs for all the Weeks 

Final Exam: This will carry 70% weightage.  The final exam will have questions from all the weeks.

Passing Marks:

You will be eligible for a certificate only if you score a minimum of 50% in the Internal Assessment and a minimum of 50% in the Final Exam. 

Final Examination:

Type of exam: Computer-based proctored exam will be conducted by the National Testing Agency

Exam Center: You will have to appear at the allotted exam centre and take the exam in person. (You can find the final allotted exam center details in the admit card (hall ticket)).

Admit Card: You can download the Admit card (Hall ticket) around one week before the exam. 

QP Pattern: All the questions will be in the format of MCQs. 

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