Wonders of Pranayama

November 4, 2021 12:00 am Published by

Wonders of Pranayama

4th to 11th November 2021
8 days/ 7 nights
In collaboration with Kaivalyadham, oldest Yoga Institute in the World

Pranayama is one of the most renowned ancient and popular practices of yoga. Its existence dates back to the ancient scriptures like Patanjali Yoga sutra written in 200 B.C. It encompasses one of the most crucial steps of the Ashtanga Yoga. Pranayama is both traditional and scientific technique which balances the mind, body, emotions and the soul ultimately. Its therapeutic benefits have been gaining popularity all over the world, encouraging people from different professions to practice and master the art of Pranayama.

Yoga is an art of establishing “harmony between individual existences with cosmic existence” and Pranayama is an application of this “art” through which one develops an awareness of one’s Prana (vital life force). The soul of Pranayama lays in controlled inhalation, retention and controlled exhalation of the breath. It not only extends and empowers the Prana, but it also refreshes and soothes the vital energy so that the body can harness it.

Benefits of Pranayama

  • By practicing pranayama one can acquire complete control over one’s body.
  • Cures the diseases of Vaata (air), Pitta (bile), Kapha (cough) and enhances the gastric fire in one’s body.
  • Regular practice will lead to slimness of the body, lustrous face, clarity of voice, brightness of eyes, freedom from diseases like asthma, sinusitis, hypertension, ischemic heart diseases, indigestion and many
  • Helps in the management of reproductive disorders, degenerative diseases like fibromyalgia, reduces the metabolic strain on kidneys and most importantly increases the blood supply to the cortex in the
  • Improves one’s mental health and cures many personality
  • Pranayama has a tremendous power to revert back the ageing
  • It has an inherent power to boost the immune
  • It increases one’s confidence and self-esteem, and helps in channelizing positive
  • Mastery over the art of Pranayama helps in the purification of the Nadis (channels through which Prana flows), and through determined practice one may also awaken the Kundalini
  • When the Prana tends to move along the principle Nadi- Sushumna; the individual starts experiencing higher levels of consciousness, ultimately culminating a transcendental state.
  • If one practices Yoga and Pranayama regularly, it can work wonders and reward you with a healthy and positive lifestyle!

Key Focus Areas

Asana

Traditional easy course to prepare for Pranayama

Pranayama

  • Preparatory practices- Meditative asana, simha-mudra, jihva-bandha and brahama-mudra, drashti
  • Different kinds of breathing, Kapalbhati, Jalandhara-bandha, Uddiyana-bandha and Mool-bandha
  • Anulom-vilom, Suryabhedana and Chandrabhedana
  • Ujjayi, Sheetali and Shitkari
  • Different variations of Brahamari
  • Bhastrika

Mantra Chanting/ Tratak

  • Concept of Mantra and Om chanting
  • Introduction to Tratak
  • Mantra chanting with paraphrasing and recitation Gayatri Mantra
  • Experiential Tratak Session
  • Mantra chanting with paraphrasing and recitation: Mrutyunjaya Mantra and Meditation

Pranayam Daily Schedule

About the facilitator

Yogacharya   Sandhya   Dixit    is    one    of    the    senior-most    teachers at Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla, Maharastra India. She has nearly 40 years’ experience in the field of Yoga. She has actively conducted workshops and training camps at national and international levels. Her programs on Pranayama have been very successful globally and have benefited thousands of people. Her Pranayama online workshop has been a great success since June 2020. Her style of teaching is unique, with a simple and a practical approach. She was recently awarded with Swami Kuvalayananda Yoga Puraskar in year 2020 for her dedicated, committed and extraordinary service and contribution in field of Yoga. The award was bestowed to her by The Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, India.

Read more about Yogacharya Sandhya-Dixit

Limited to 20 participants 

Course Fee, accommodation and Organic Vegan Meals for
8 Days & 7 Nights from $1700.00 

Contact us at info@vshr.org for details

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