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Pranayama 1 Course (5 sessions)
Thursday, October 21 @ 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
IN PERSON OR ONLINE
5 weekly sessions, Thursdays, October 21–November 18 • 5:30–7:00pm PDT
Students attending in person will be required to show proof of vaccination. Class will take place outdoors.
Online registrants will receive a Zoom link at least one hour before the first class.
Prana is the universal principle of energy or force. “Whatever moves or works or has life, is but an expression or manifestation of prana.” Breath is the external manifestation of prana. With the regular practice of pranayama—or controlling prana—you can store this energy in your brain and nerve plexi. You need an abundance of prana to be healthy and strong. Hatha Yoga has developed this to a science. In this course, we will introduce and practice kapalabhati and anuloma viloma (alternate nostril breathing), in addition to sun salutations and relaxation. Each class will include approximately half an hour of theory and one hour of practice.
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- Learn a safe practice you can do daily, building up the number of rounds at your own pace.
- Balance and calm the mind.
- Tone your body, internal organs and digestion.
- We will look at classic sitting positions, kriyas and anatomy of breathing.
- Build your awareness of energy, while consciously building, storing, purifying and chanelling prana.
Swami Sivananda says, “A Pranayama practitioner will have a light body free from disease, very fair complexion, a sweet melodious voice, and pleasant smell from his body. He will have good appetite, cheerfulness, a handsome figure, good strength, courage, enthusiasm, a high standard of health, vigor and vitality, and good concentration of mind.” The practice is easy and the benefits immediate. Cultivate the discipline, with the encouragement of the group practice.