ANTASTHA YOGA AS SOLAR IMPULSE PILOTS TRAINING


Using Sanjeev’s unique CNS series, a program based on Antastha Yoga, the pilots have been successfully able to adapt better to the lack of oxygen, and keep their concentration and emotional states stable in the extreme conditions. According to Sanjeev, “For a project like SolarImpulse, we are able to take yoga to the next level, whereby both pilots face extremes in temperatures and in altitude. Although they are assisted by the best technology, when it comes to human body and mind and awareness, yoga is so far the best known and proven “technology” there is”. With Sanjeev’s guidance and their devoted support team of 60 members, Solar Impulse has brought together all the tools to engineer one of the greatest achievements in aeronautics.


Sanjeev Bhanot and Andre Borschberg, the co-founder and CEO of Solar Impulse and the pilot of the Solar Impulse 2 plane on a Restorative Session of Antastha Yoga in the hangar at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Air Port in Ahmedabad, March 2015.
Sanjeev Bhanot and Andre Borschberg, the co-founder and CEO of Solar Impulse and the pilot of the Solar Impulse 2 plane on a Restorative Session of Antastha Yoga in the hangar at Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Air Port in Ahmedabad, March 2015.

The Solar Impulse technical challenge is already massive by definition. Not only as an experimental machine with highest technology available at the present, but also as the human challenge that it also represents: traveling in an unpressurised cabin at such an altitude is similar to climbing Mount Everest back and forth everyday.

Body and mind are stretched to their utmost stress levels, thus requiring from the pilots absolute sharpness and alertness, which are not only crucial to the success of the challenge but are also vital to their survival.
For that Antastha Yoga helps André to mentally manage the challenges of meditation and to understand and use his body mind connection. Physically it increases André’s flexibility, lowers his blood pressure, reduces his stress hormones, improves his joints and muscle toning as well as his digestion and sleep, it regulates his cardiovascular and hormone system and increases his general energy level

The pilots are using Antastha Yogas „CNS series“, specially designed to balance the central nervous system, along with a special set of classical, static yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation. Meditation supports the vital upkeep of his concentration and reduces his need for sleep.

There are 3 phases to the Antastha Yoga program:
1. before flight = preparation
maximum physical and cardiovascular exercises, flexibility and fitness
2. during flight = maintenance
maintaining the alertness while supporting deep relaxation during sleep and digestion, meditation for mental balance and yoga nidra for deep relaxation
3. after flight = recovery
Helping the body eliminating the extra nitrogen built-up in the body due to lack of movement. Recovering muscle strength through the combination of massages and yoga. Complementing with Yogamalish, which influences the lympathic system removing tiredness from the body.

Antastha Yoga tools and techniques were gathered over the last decades, combining ancient wisdom of Yoga for health improvement with modern psychology and scientific knowledge to create an immediate support.
Antastha Yoga tools and techniques were gathered over the last decades, combining ancient wisdom of Yoga for health improvement with modern psychology and scientific knowledge to create an immediate support.
Postures like „shoulder bridge“, „spinal twist“ or „knees to chest“ increase the blood circulation in his vital organs, detox them, keep his endocrine system in shape and maintain his joint movements and general flexibility.
Postures like „shoulder bridge“, „spinal twist“ or „knees to chest“ increase the blood circulation in his vital organs, detox them, keep his endocrine system in shape and maintain his joint movements and general flexibility.


LATEST ON ANTASTHA YOGA AND SOLAR IMPULSE

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 André Borschberg and Sanjeev Bhanot - October 2014 © Solar Impulse | Anna Pizzolante | Rezo.ch André Borschberg and Sanjeev Bhanot - October 2014 © Solar Impulse | Anna Pizzolante | Rezo.ch
André Borschberg and Sanjeev Bhanot - October 2014 © Solar Impulse | Anna Pizzolante | Rezo.ch

Solar Impulse Project with Antastha Yoga

Sanjeev is now travelling with Solar Impulse Team to support the pilots for the first Round-the-world Solar flight of Solar Impulse 2 flight. He will continue to other key stops on the 5 month journey helping pilots and the team through yoga for the ground-breaking success of Solar impulse.

 

André Borschberg with Antastha Yoga

 "What is really special, is that it is the first and only airplane in the world which has unlimited endurance. We have an airplane which is fully sustainable in terms of energy, and our challenge now is to make the pilot sustainable as well."                                                             André Borschberg

 

André Borschberg is training with Sanjeev Bhanot in Antastha Yoga's CNS series, specially designed to balance the central nervous system.

Including a special set of classical, static yoga postures, breathing techniques, and meditation practices much of it done blindfolded.

 

On the plane its benefits are striking! By boosting his central nervous system, the CNS postures gives Andre better cognitive coordination

and reflexes.

 

It helps to neutralise the challenges during the flight that come with very limited space for up to 5 days which include muscule artrophy, loss of concentration and underfunctioning of all the body systems.


The breathing techniques, called pranayama help him dealing with the respiratory challenges due to the extremes of temperature and altitude: they are designed to reduce Andre's breathing frequencies to adapt better to the lack of oxygen and keep his concentration and his emotional state stable. Postures like shoulderbridge, spinal twist or knees to chest increase the blood circulation in his vital organs, detox them, keep his endocrine system in shape and maintain his joint movements and general flexibility. The meditation supports the vital strength of his concentration and reduces his need for sleep.

 

The blindfold - through the lack of light hitting the eye - creates an increase of melotonin, the main sleep hormone, which brings an immediate release of stress. By working with the principle of highest efficiency for the least effort, Antastha Yoga gives Andre the maximum therapeutical effect of yoga - even 8,000 meters above the ground!



The around the World Mission


2 pilots, Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, flying one after the other in the single-seater cockpit

1 airplane: Solar Impulse 2

Zero fuel on board

A 35,000km (22,000 miles) journey

500 flying hours approx.

10 legs approx., some lasting more than 5 days and nights

A 5-month mission (March-August 2015)

A 60 people support team

AcrossAmerica Flight Phoenix to Dallas last checks before take off © Solar Impulse | Revillard | Rezo.ch
AcrossAmerica Flight Phoenix to Dallas last checks before take off © Solar Impulse | Revillard | Rezo.ch

Sanjeev Bhanot, Yoga consultant for SI Mission and André Borschberg CEO and Pilot of Solar impulse
Sanjeev Bhanot, Yoga consultant for SI Mission and André Borschberg CEO and Pilot of Solar impulse ©Copyright: Jean Revillard/Rezo.ch
 SolarImpulse2 First Flight over Payerne
SolarImpulse2 First Flight over Payerne ©Solar Impulse | Revillard | Rezo.ch
André Borschberg mit Blindfold
André Borschberg mit Blindfold © Solar Impulse

Mit der Sonne um die Welt. Die Reportage.


Was hat ein Projekt, das 70 Millionen Euro kostet mit dem Sonnengruß gemeinsam?

Die Energie der Sonne ist für das Projekt "SOLARIMPULSE" wesentlich! Es ist der Versuch mit einem komplett solarbetriebene Flugzeug um die Welt zu fliegen!
ARD Reportage zu SOLARIMPULSE mit Sanjeev Bhanot wurde am 27.09.2014 um 16:30 Uhr  ausgestrahlt.

Für alle die es noch nicht gesehen haben - oder wieder sehen möchten, hier klicken und staunen :-)
In Rücksprache mit den besten Ingenieuren, Psychologen, medizinischen und wissenschaftlichen Experten weltweit, um die bestmöglichen Bedingungen für den Start im Jahr 2015 des weltweiten Flug des ersten komplett solarbetriebene Flugzeugs, Solar Impulse, zu gewährleisten, vertraute Pilot André Borschberg das Training Sanjeev Bhanot an.

 

Der Yogameister und Coach trainierte und unterstützte Boschberg und seinen Partner Bertrand Piccard  bei der Orientierung und Vorbereitung für dieses aussergewöhnliche Abenteuer!
"Als ich von dem Projekt SOLARIMPULSE erfuhr, fühlte ich mich an die wunderschöne Synchronizität der Dinge erinnert: SOLARIMPULSE und der Yoga-Sonnengruß nutzen die gleiche Energiequelle, die Sonne! Die Vorbereitung der Crew ist eine spannende Herausforderung", so Sanjeev Bhanot.

 

«Mit jedem ihrer "ersten Male" haben die Forscher des letzten Jahr- hunderts regelmäßig die Grenzen des Möglichen verschoben. Auch heute dürfen die Anreize, neue Entdeckungen zu machen, nicht nachlassen, um die Lebensqualität auf unserem Planeten weiter zu verbessern.» ~ Bertrand Piccard.

Solar Impulse ist das einzige Flugzeug, das ohne einen einzigen Tropfen Treibstoff Tag und Nacht allein mit der Kraft der Sonne unendlich lange fliegen kann. Neugirieg geworden? www.solarimpulse.com