Pranayama is comprised of two words Prana and Ayama. Prana word means vital energy and Ayama word means control. Pranayama should not considered as mere breathing exercises ained at introducing extra oxygen into lungs. Pranayama utilizes breathing to influence the flow of prana in the nadis of the pranaamaya kosha. Ayama is defined as extension or expansion.
The 7 days Breath and Pranayama Retreat at Rishikesh Yogi Ashram in Rishikesh, India centre is held over a duration of 7 days and 6 nights. While this retreat explores the practices of pranayama as the highlight of the program, the curriculum also integrates yoga asana, relaxation and meditation practices on a daily basis to bring balance into students’ practice. For asana practices, our school focus on Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga styles of asana.