Recognized as one of the leading Ayurveda Schools and Ayurvedic Health Spas outside of India.
Recognized as one of the leading Ayurveda Schools and Ayurvedic Health Spas outside of India.

The Ayurvedic Press

Pranayama for Self-Healing

Demonstrated by Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc

These special breathing exercises unfold cellular intelligence and make the individual happy, peaceful and blissful. Vasant Lad provides complete anatomical explanations of the effects and physiological benefits of practicing each pranayama exercise. He shares examples of his patient’s case histories and the wonderful results from these practices.

ISBN-13: 978-1-883725-15-0
DVD, 79 minutes


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Learn the pranayamas that Vasant Lad has taught for years. By practicing these exercises you can enjoy benefits that include improved health and happiness.

The pranayama exercises are:

  • Bhastrika (Bellows Breath)
  • Kapala Bhati (Shining Skull Breath)
  • Anuloma Viloma (Alternate Nostril Breathing)
  • Agni Sar
  • Bhramari (Bumble Bee Breath)
  • Ujjayi (Conch Breath)
  • Shitali (Cooling Breath)
  • Shitkari (Cooling Breath)
  • Utgeet 
  • So’Ham Meditation

Watch an Excerpt from Pranayama for Self-Healing

About the Author

Vasant Lad brings a wealth of classroom and practical experience to the United States. He received the degree of Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAM&S) from the University of Pune, in Pune, India in 1968 and a Master of Ayurvedic Science (MASc) from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya in Pune, India in 1980. For 3 years, Vasant Lad served as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune. He also held the position of Professor of Clinical Medicine for seven years at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine, where he was an instructor for many years.


Vasant Lad's academic and practical training includes the study of allopathic medicine (Western Medicine) and surgery as well as traditional Ayurveda. In 1979, he began traveling throughout the United States sharing his knowledge of Ayurveda, and in 1981, he returned to New Mexico to teach Ayurveda. Vasant Lad founded and has served as the Director of The Ayurvedic Institute since 1984.