Pranayama (प्राणायाम) is the foundational practice in the path of Yoga (योग). It is composed of two distinct words: Pran (प्राण), which means life force and ayama (आयाम), roughly translated to extend. Using techniques evolved by ancient Indian sages, pranayama is a journey of the self to master the various life processes that operate in the body and in this way, gain health, vitality, knowledge, wisdom and freedom. In this course, you will learn about the various types of pranayamas and the correct way of practising these. Be sure to follow instructions to the last letter as incorrect practice and understanding can be seriously counterproductive.
Instructor: Ananda Balayogi
Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani was born to the world famous Yoga team of Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj and Puduvai Kalaimamani, Yogamani, Yogacharini, Smt. Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani and has written 23 books more than a hundred scientific papers, scientific abstracts and compilations on Yoga research published. Yoga for him is not just the performance of a few Asanas or Pranayamas but is a means for evolution of the human mind in to further states of consciousness and awareness.Dr. Ananda is Chairman of the International Centre for Yoga Education and Research (ICYER) an internationally acclaimed Yoga Institute established as Ananda Ashram in 1968.