Pranayama Retreats in India

According to our ancient yogis ‘PRANA’ refers to the life force where as ‘AYAMA’ is the expansion or regulation, hence the mystery of controlling or regulating of life force is PRANAYAMA.

Breath is the physical outlook of PRANA hence PRANAYAMA begins with controlling of breath with various techniques.This One-week course is specially designed to understand the philosophy of Pranayama.

The participant will practice Pranayama’ by purifying the body through breaths, asanas, appropriate diet and Kriyas. From ancient time it’s been proved that controlling of the inhalation and exhalation of breath, purifies and cleans the individual body and can calm the agitated mind and body. This one week Pranayama course will confront the participant with various method of breathing technique and will open up the answer of all the concern related to breathing like how to breathe, how much to breath, how to maximize the use of lungs, what one should feel while taking life-giving oxygen and while it exits from the body.

One can hardly make any spiritual progress without the practice of pranayama. One who has grasped this prana has grasped the very core of cosmic life and activity. Through various exercises and training in pranayama a yogi tries to realize in this little body the whole of cosmic life, and attain perfection.

Upon completion of this course one can confront and experience the spiritual progress because one who has grasped the PRANA has grasped the core of cosmic life.

Course synopsis:

Pranayama Philosophy: Body- Mind- Soul,Concept of Prana,Concept of Kundalini
Introduction to Human body according to Yoga
Concept of PanchaKosha(5 sheaths of Body)
Concept of Chakras &Nadis
Introduction to Five Prana

About Pranayama

Understanding the Human body: Respiratory System,Circulatory System,Metabolism,Understanding the Effect of Pranayama,Effect on Respiratory system ,Effect on Circulatory system ,Effect on Digestive system,Effect on Nervous System,Effect on Endocrine system,Effect on Immunity,Principles and precautions of Pranayama,

Introduction to Pranayama:Pranayama according to Patanjal Yoga Sutra,Pranayama according to Hatha Yoga Pradipika,Pranayama according to GherandaSamhita,NadiSodhan,Anulom-Vilom,Preparation for Practices,Cleansing,Posture,Diet

Advance practices and precautions: Mudra,Bandha,Dos and Don’ts
Pre-Pranayama Practice: Body and mind need to be purified. Complete body needs to be brought into preparatory stage for undertaking Yogic practices. Participants need to make every part of their body supple and receptive to the instructions and suggestions.
Yogic Kriyas (Cleansing Techniques) : Jalneti,Sutraneti,Kapalbhati
Types of breathing: Abdominal Breathing,Thorasic Breathing,Cravicular Breathing and Yogic Breathing
Pranayama practice: NadiSodhan,Anulom-Vilom,Surya-Bhedui,Ujjai,Bhramari,Sheetali,Shitkari,Bhastrika
Mudras and Bandhas: Gyan Mudra,Hridaya Mudra,UddiyanaBandha,JalandharaBandha and MulaBandha