“There is no tapas superior to the practice of pranayama” – Bhagavan Vyasa, Yogasutras of Patanjali II.52
The importance of the breath can never be over-emphasized in classical Yoga. The ancient practices of Pranayama bestow a range of health benefits – from physiological to psychological well-being. Modern research increasingly shows the bearing of deep breathing on various bodily functions to restore balance and health.
The pathway of classical Hatha yoga is described with the important Prana Bhavanas forming a critical aspect of the practice. You will learn how to harness the breath and use it as a powerful tool to restore and maintain health and longevity.
The work shop will cover
- Important Prana Bhavanas – from the Hatha yoga pradipika
- Amrita Kriya – The Pranayama for Satvikata
- Integrating Mantras with Pranayama – Why and How?
- Pranayama and the Vagus nerve – The PNS and its impact
- Pranayama in the Yogasutras – II.49,50,51,52,53
- Spine and breath – in asana and pranayama
- Relaxation and restoration – breathing techniques for daily practice
Nitya Mohan, daughter of A.G.Mohan and Indra Mohan, is the director of the Svastha Yoga and Ayurveda training programs in Singapore. She has been teaching for over 28 years. She holds a degree in music and is an exponent of Sanskrit and Vedic chanting. She has taught seminars, trained teachers and performed all over the world including US, Europe, Australia & Asia. She is an exceptional singer hailed for her purity of voice. In her holistic teaching, she blends together a unique combination of classical Yoga, Music, Mantras and Sanskrit.