Pranayama

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Welcome to Pranayama {Online} Intensive!

In this (online) intensive class you will nurture your personal practice of yogic breathing to experience extreme transformation using the breath.  You will engage in bi-weekly classes which focus on pranayama practice techniques and dedicate an entire month of your personal practice to self-inquiry into your personal practice.

Requirements:

  • Make sure to be in a private and quiet place to watch the class recording
  • Watch all recordings
  • Be 100% present in every class
  • Pass the final exam

Final Exam:

  1. Pranayama Practice: Select one method of pranayama that we have covered in this course. Practice this chosen method every day for a minimum duration of 10 minutes. This practice should be continued consistently for a period of 14 days.
  2. Reflective Essay: After completing the 14-day pranayama practice, you are required to write a reflective essay about your experience. This essay should be 750 words in length.

Essay Guidelines:

  • Reflect on your journey with the pranayama practice over the 14 days.
  • Discuss any challenges you faced and how you overcame them.
  • Describe any changes or benefits you noticed in your mental, emotional, or physical well-being.
  • Explore how this experience might influence your future pranayama practices or overall lifestyle.

Submission Details:

  • Format: Your essay must be submitted as either a PDF or Word document.
  • Email: Send your completed essay to homework@yogavedainstitute.com.
  • Email Subject: Please use “Pranayama Final Exam”

Additional Reading:

We will post the additional reading for each technique here as soon as your teacher assigns it.

The Science of Pranayama by Sri Swami Sivananda

Introduction and philosophy of pranayama from Prana and Pranayama by Swami Niranjanananda Saraswati

 

Lesson Recordings:

Lesson 1

Lesson 2

 

Lesson 3

 

Lesson 4

Lesson 5

Lesson 6

Lesson 7

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