Yoga is for everyone.
A blissful experience to understand the power of pranayama
practice this ancient art...
In the first place, this Course is open for all levels of yoga practitioners who want to understand the science of pranayama and practice this ancient art. The course will elaborate the:
- Basic principles on which these practices are built, various techniques to improve lung capacity.
- Understand cleansing techniques to clear impurities from body mind complex
- Mastering Pranayama practices as per Ancient text of Hatha Yoga.
- Usage of chanting as part of breathing technique
- Usage of breath to calm the mind, relieve stress
- Yoga Nidra – A deep relaxation technique
- Finally, introduction to higher yogic practices such as usage of mudras and bandhas to enhance the effect of pranayama
What is Pranayama ?
The word consists of two parts – ‘Prana’ and ‘Ayama’. Prana is the vital energy or force that exists infinitely everywhere, ‘Ayama’ means extension or to stretch. Therefore it means to stretch or extend the vital force within us through regulating and controlling the breath.
What is the ideal posture for doing Pranayama ?
It can be done in any seated posture, such as comfortable cross-legged position (Sukhasana), Half lotus (Ardha Padmasana), Lotus position ( Padmasana), or Vajrasana. On the other hand those who find it difficult to sit on the floor for various reasons can sit in a straight back chair keeping the spine upright.
How many types of Pranayama are there?
As per the ancient yogic text ‘Hatha Yoga Pradipika,’ there are 8 types.
How long should pranayama be done ?
In the first place, we have to practice it on an everyday basis. Like how we brush our teeth, eat meals, cleanse ourselves, our inner body also has to be cleansed and nourished.
What are the health benefits of pranayama?
Prana is the connecting link between our body and mind. So using the breath as a tool, one can influence the mind. The mind can reach a state of calmness due to regulated breath flow.
The internal organs are also made up of muscles and tissues which can be accessed only through the breath. Therefore regular practices nourish and strengthen all types of muscles including the involuntary muscles in our body.
We can base a person’s health on his or her lung health. Consequently, Pranayama practices improve the lung capacity, thereby providing a good amount of oxygenated blood to the entire system
Can we practice Pranayama immediately after meals ?
No, we should practice it with empty stomach or after a minimum gap of 3 hours after a meal. But few techniques can be practiced after meals without breath retention.