This course covers the theory, structure, and in-depth practice of prāṇāyāma for health, healing, and awakening to our underlying Essential Nature. The workshop consists of in-depth lectures, guided practice and Q&A sessions designed to teach the foundations of prāṇāyāma for yoga therapy healing, meditative benefits, as well as developing and maintaining a personal practice.
Topics Covered Include:
Yogic theory of prāṇa, apana, langhana, and brhmana
Prāṇāyāma practices of anuloma, viloma, pratiloma ujjayi, mahat kapālabhati, nadi-shodhana, ardha sharira, bhastrika, and bramari
Neti kriya, agni sara, and nauli
The use of mula, uddiyāna, and jalandhāra bandha
Use of breathing and healing mūdra, including sharira, prana nadi, merūdanda, prāṇa kriya, aswini, vajroli, krama and bhairavi mūdra
Use of seed, vowel and consonant sounds (nāda) that accompany and support the in-depth practice of prāṇāyāma.
Instructor: Richard Miller, PhD