The Power of Yoga: Exploring Pranayama for Health and Vitality

The Power of Yoga: Exploring Pranayama for Health and Vitality
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The real power of Yoga lies in the ability to access, nourish and vitalize the concept of Prāna. Prāna, also called “vital life-force,” is the most subtle element of our human construct. It not only keeps us alive, but also influences our ability to perceive and react to our environment. It is also among the powerful phenomena that aids us in proceeding deeper in our spiritual journey. This is the reason why many Yogins developed methods and tools to influence Prāna in a positive way.
Primary among these methods, is Prānāyāma, one of the most important tools in the practice and application of Yoga. The power and potentials of these subtle breathing practices are often underestimated or misunderstood in contemporary times whereas the Yogis of the past had great reverence for the work with our “life force”. The Hathayoga-pradi ̅pikā even implies that the state of Yoga can only be achieved through Pranayama and states it as the most fundamental practice in Hathayoga. Prānāyāma not only aids us to enhance our own personal practice as many believe, but can also be administered for health, vitality and even our spiritual growth. When utilized carefully, it enhances our power and strength, improves our general health, and can also facilitate healing from various kinds of illnesses, as well as opening the doorway to our possible spiritual domain.
A deep and practical understanding of these techniques is a very important aspect of every Yoga practitioner’s education and experience, especially for Yoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists. Many subtle and intricate details of these practices must also be learnt and experienced under the guidance of a competent teacher in a safe environment. It is for this reason that a series of weekend seminars are offered to serious students of Yoga, who would like to take their learning and practice to the next level. The seminars will include practical and insightful teachings, and powerful practices that will allow participants to realize the immense benefits of working with Prāna.
The seminars will be conducted by Dr. Kausthub Desikachar, the successor and current lineage holder of the classical Yoga tradition of T Krishnamacharya & TKV Desikachar. He is an acclaimed yoga teacher, yoga therapist, healer and spiritual adviser. Being taught by a senior teacher of a long and established Yoga tradition, participants will certainly find out new ways to explore Prānāyāma, both in understanding its theory and in experiencing its potentials.
Dr. Kausthub Desikachar will focus on practical and deep insights into the teaching of Prānāyāma. Topics will include:

* Advanced Theoretical Frameworks of Prānāyāma Practice
* Kinds of Prānāyāma based on technique, experience & process
* Ratios in Prānāyāma practice and their significance
* Sequencing Prānāyāma Practice for groups and individuals
* Advanced Practices of Prānāyāma for Health & Vitality

This advanced seminar taught by Dr. Kausthub Desikachar, will be open to all. It will be of most interest to those who want to experience the real power of Yoga. It will also be invaluable to those who are considering delving further into the authentic teachings of the legendary Yogi T Krishnamacharya.
$245 USD Early Bird Pricing (before April 30, 2017)
$275 USD Regular Pricing (after May 1, 2017)
Contact & Registration Information:
Interested parties may email or call 1-316-440-4666 for registration details and logistics.

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