Monad Yoga

Yoga is for everyone.


A blissful experience to understand the power of pranayama

practice this ancient art...

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 pranayama practices are built, various techniques to improve lung capacity.
  • Understand cleansing techniques to clear impurities from body mind complex
  • Mastering Pranayama practices as given by 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
  • Introduction to higher yogic practices such as usage of mudras and bandhas to enhance the effect of pranayama


What is Pranayama ?

The word pranayama 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 Pranayama means to stretch or extend the vital force within us through regulated and controlled breathing.

What is the ideal posture for doing Pranayama ?

Pranayama can be done in any seated posture, such as comfortable cross-legged position (Sukhasana), Half lotus (Ardha Padmasana), Lotus position ( Padmasana), or Vajrasana. 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 of pranayama.

How long should pranayama be done ?

Pranayama practice has to be done 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 made up of muscles and tissues which can be accessed only through the breath. Therefore regular pranayama practices nourish and strengthen all types of muscles including the involuntary muscles in our body.

A person’s health is based on his or her lung health. Pranayama practices improve the lung capacity, thereby providing a good amount of oxygenated blood to the entire system

Can Pranayama be practiced immediately after meals ?

No, Pranayama should be practiced 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.

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