Yoga Styles: Pranayama
प्रच्छर्दनविधारणाभ्यां वा प्राणस्य॥३४॥
Pracchardanavidhāraṇābhyāṁ vā prāṇasya||34||
Or this calmness is achieved by the controlled exhalation or retention of breath ~ Patanjali Yoga Sutra 1.34
In this Sutra Patanjali speaks about pranayama, the expansion or control of prana, which we experience as our breathing. Our mind and the prana or our breathing are tightly coupled. Where our mind goes the prana follows and the regulation of prana regulates the mind.
The word pranayama is comprised of two roots: prana and ayama Prana means 'vital energy' or 'life force'. It is the force existing in all things, whether alive or lifeless.
Even though closely related to the air we breathe, it is more subtle than air or oxygen. Pranayama utilizes breathing to direct the flow of prana in the nadis or astral tubes of the pranamaya kosha, our energy body.
Ayama is defined as 'extension' or 'expansion'. So the word pranayama means ' expansion of the dimension of prana' and pranayama techniques provide the method to activate and regulate the life force to go beyond one's normal boundaries or limitations and reach a higher state of vibratory energy.
This course is embedded in the YACEP program of Yoga Alliance and you can add the 50 hours of this course to your continuous education hours.
In this six days course you will get the chance to practice pranayama 3 hours every day and learn more about the theory behind the different techniques we use.
~ Breathing awareness
~ Diaphragmatic breathing
~ Chest breathing
~ Collar breathing
~ Yogic breath
We will cover the following Pranayama techniques and their variations with kumbhaka:
~ Nadi Shodhana
~ Surya Bhedi
~ Chandra bhedi
In the pranayama theory classes you will learn about the concept of pranayama, the different pranayama techniques and yogic anatomy, including the nadis and energy channels in the human body, the pancha pranas and pancha koshas to understand how pranayama works on your astral body.
You will learn how to engage your bandhas (locks) during the practice and how to use different mudras while doing prananyama. We will teach you the best sitting postures and the importance of pranayama in the yoga practice. You will study the benefits and precautions for a safe practice.
Apart from that we will have some special topics like the use of pranayama in anxiety and depression therapy and how to use pranayama to live more mindfully and without fear and anger.
Our teaching methodology sessions comprise
~ Where and how to practice
~ Time of practice
~ How to design an pranayama class
~ Sequencing of Pranayama techniques
~ Key aspects of Pranayama teaching
~ Respiratory System
~ Cardiovascular System
~ Nervous System
Before joining Anandam Yoga School’s 50 hours Pranayama Training in Indonesia Course, you have to fulfill this eligibility criteria.
The time schedule is not fixed and can change according to location, teacher availability, weather conditions, and general situation