Principles of Yoga Asanas

Anatomy, Techniques, and Benefits

Facilitator: Dr. Sharadchandra Bhalekar

Medium of Communication: English 

Duration of Each Session: 2.30 hours (with 15 minutes pause)

Time: 16.30 to 19:00 (IST)

Dates: 3 days each month for 3 months. 9 days in 3 months. Each day series will be two and a half hours.

Series 1  26th(Sat), 27th(Sun), 28th(Mon) June

Series 2 16th(Fri), 17th(Sat), 18th(Sun) July

Series 3 13th(Fri), 14th(Sat), 15th(Sun) August


  • 8000 INR is a full payment for all 3 series
  • 3500 INR per each series

Medium: Online/E-learning

Application: Zoom

II sthira sukham āsanam II
The body posture (for meditation) should be steady and comfortable

– Patanjali Yogasutra II.46

II sthira sukham āsanam II
The body posture (for meditation) should be steady and comfortable

– Patanjali Yogasutra II.46


Patanjali’s Yogasutras classify Yoga into eight limbs called Yamas and Niyamas, that progress from outer physicality to inner dimensions of human consciousness. Known to be a spiritual quest, traditional Yoga considers both asana (posture) and pranayama (controlled breathing) as important aspects for Yoga meditation. Patanjali cites ‘correct’ asana as a prerequisite for practicing Yoga and obtaining its benefits.

Proper and regular practice of Yoga asanas stimulates body-mind connections. Through self-awareness, asanas relax and rejuvenate, making Yoga effortless and easy for the body. Appropriate Yoga meditation also facilitates mindfulness and enhances concentration.


Popular across the globe, asanas are routinely practiced by health workers, exercise trainers, school students, and even professional sportspersons for physical and mental well-being. The right asana involves gaining stability by holding the chest, neck, and head upright. Practicing pranayama and asanas increases lung capacity, improves immunity, and bolsters internal organs.

A correct asana position never causes any pain or discomfort. But an incorrect posture can cause severe injuries. It is essential to know and use appropriate asana techniques for long-term advantages. Asanas make the body supple and light, while soothing and calming the mind.


  • The PRINCIPLES OF YOGA ASANAS Workshop by Kaivalyadhama, one of the oldest and best Yoga Institutes of the world, provides a scientific outlook to the most fundamental aspects of traditional Yoga.
  • Designed for both beginner and advanced Yoga practitioners, the course offers in-depth knowledge of the Anatomy and Physiology of asanas to understand its rewards and to avoid any damage while practicing.
  • Using theory, chanting, and practice, the objective of this Workshop is to go beyond learning and teaching asanas the ‘proper’ way.
  • Course participants will be able to advise on avoiding or modifying asanas as suitable for age groups, medical conditions, or individual needs.
  • Under the guidance of a highly experienced Yoga master, participants will get insights for accurate judgment and acumen for holistic asana practice.

Key Takeaways:

  • Asana techniques in relation to muscles and joints
  • Effect of asanas on various body systems
  • Faulty practice of asanas: Possible injuries and correction
  • Asanas as therapy: Suitable modifications of basic asanas
  • Practical hints for following basic asanas

(for details, please see Schedule)

About the Facilitator:

Dr. Sharadchandra Bhalekar is an Ayurvedacharya and has done his Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is the Principal I/C at Gordhandas Seksaria College of Yoga & Cultural Synthesis, Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala. He has authored two books: Pranayama-mudra and Meditation and Anatomy-Physiology of Yoga.

Dr. Bhalekar applies a unique blend of modern and traditional approaches to Yoga in his teachings and writings. He has conducted profligate workshops at several National and International conferences.

Dr. Sharadchandra Bhalekar

Day/ Date & Time (IST):

Series 1 26th(Sat), 27th(Sun), 28th(Mon) June

Series 2 16th(Fri), 17th(Sat), 18th(Sun) July

Series 3 13th(Fri), 14th(Sat), 15th(Sun) August

16.30 to 17.30

Theory lecture:
Introduction to the Yoga Therapy and Management of diseases

17.30 to 17.45


17.45 to 19.00

Practical session, followed by Q & A


Instructions for Attending the Workshop:

  • Please be seated in a well-ventilated place during the workshop, especially for comfort during the practice sessions.
  • Keep yourself hydrated throughout.

Instructions for Meals Before/After the Practice:

  • In case you have consumed a heavy meal, kindly practice after a gap of at least 1 hours.
  • After snacking moderate foods (solids/liquids), practice after a gap of at least 30 mint.
  • A meal can be taken after 30 minutes of practice.


  • Recordings for each Series will be available for 1 month post workshop/ till the next series starts.
  • Please be mindful that recording/s are being shared in good faith to support you in your practices or study.
  • Kindly honor its intellectual property rights by not downloading it on your device or forwarding it to any other person.

Certificate of Participation:

  • A certification of participation will be provided after completion of the series.
  • Please register for the workshop with the exact name you would like to receive on your certificate.
  • Kindly note that requests for change of name will not be entertained after the certificate has been issued.



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8,000 INR is a full payment for all 3 series

3,500 INR per each series


$110 is a full payment for all 3 series

$50 per each series

Date and Timings

Series 1 26th, 27th, 28th June

Series 2 16th, 17th, 18th July

Series 3 13th, 14th, 15th August

Time: 16:30 to 19:00 (IST)

Payment Option in INR

Payment Option in USD

Full Series 


You may register by paying either Basic/Support Fees

Basic Fees

  2,100 INR


Support Fees

3,100 INR  


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No refund policy

Please pay and book your spot through the link above. We will send you email instructions with credentials post registration.

Query for this workshop? Please email us – onlineworkshops@kdham.com

Participants Experience:

Thank you! The workshop has taught to understand the very early signs of psychosomatic disorders and what to prescribe and practice in these cases. It has made clear the power of very simple techniques - if these are understood and applied properly. It was densely packed with knowledge and very practical.

Ama Ramona Loeschcke (July 2020) , Vienna, Austria

It was amazing to participate at this workshop. I hope you will continue to do online workshops also when the world gets back to normal and people start travel again. Dr. Bhalekar explained everything very well, also his use of Sanskrit words, and that was good.

Kathrine Brekke (July 2020), Skjetten, Norway

It was a very good informative session. simple yet very practical approaches.

Aarthi Padmanabhan (July 2020)

The workshop was brilliant. Really looking forward for more.

Akhil Gopi (July 2020) London

Excellent sessions by Dr. Sharad C. Bhalekar. Looking for more deeper sessions focusing on the philosophy of yoga and spirituality. Longer courses should be offered in future.

Raziuddin (July 2020), Hyderabad, India