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, 2nd Edition

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: 978-1-883725-29-7
DVD, 88 minutes


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Taught and demonstrated by Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc

Now includes a practice rounds section! Practice each breath with Vasant Lad!

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

Vasant Lad, BAM&S, MASc, Ayurvedic Physician, brings a wealth of classroom and practical experience to the United States. A native of India, he served for three years as Medical Director of the Ayurveda Hospital in Pune, India. He was Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Pune University College of Ayurvedic Medicine for 15 years. He holds a Bachelor’s of Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery (BAM&S) degree from the University of Pune and a Master’s of Ayurvedic Science (MASc) degree from Tilak Ayurved Mahavidyalaya. Vasant Lad’s academic and practical training include the study of Allopathy (Western medicine) and surgery as well as traditional Ayurveda.

Beginning in 1979, he has traveled throughout the United States sharing his knowledge of Ayurveda. In 1984 he came to Albuquerque as Director, principal instructor and founder of The Ayurvedic Institute. The author of numerous books, Vasant Lad is respected throughout the world for his knowledge of Ayurveda.

Vasant Lad has written 13 books on Ayurveda as well as hundreds of articles and other writings. With over 700,000 copies of his books in print in the US, his work has been translated into more than 20 languages.