Pranayama: Breath Control for Balance and Longevity
Dr. Vasant Lad BAM&S, MAScApril 6th, 2018
Below is full lecture outline (Friday lectures are just an Introduction)
“He who binds the breath, binds the mind. He who binds the mind, binds the breath.”
Hatha Yoga Pradipika
The ancient yogic practice of pranayama is a dynamic technique for healing the body, calming and stabilizing the mind, and expanding one’s consciousness through the breath. When these breathing exercises incorporated correctly and appropriately into one’s daily routine, they can quickly yield powerful results: increased focus and vitality, decreased stress, and the awakening of one’s inherent neuro-electrical spiritual energy. Learning the correct form and technique as well as indications and contraindications from an experienced teacher are essential to avoid imbalance and enjoy the full benefits of this transformational, life-enhancing practice.
Participants in this weekend seminar will learn and directly experience, through guided practice with Vasant Lad, these seven pranayama exercises. We will discuss the importance of pranayama in daily practice, understand when, why, how and in what order to perform each exercise and explore the Ayurvedic, yogic and tantric facets of this ancient technique. You will leave with all the information and inspiration you need to begin your personal practice of pranayama.