The Power of Yoga | Exploring Prāṇāyāma for Health and Vitality

The real power of Yoga lies in the ability to access, nourish and vitalize the concept of Prana.

Prana, also called “vital-life-force, ” is the most subtle element of our human construct. This is the reason why many Yogins developed methods and tools to influence Prāṇa in a positive way.

Primary among these methods, is Prāṇāyāma 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. The Haṭhayogapradīpikā even implies that the state of Yoga can only be achieved through Prāṇāyāma and states it as the most fundamental practice in Haṭhayoga. Prāṇāyāma 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.

A deep and practical understanding of these techniques are a very important aspect of every Yoga practitioners 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 Präëa.

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 Präëäyäma, both in understanding its theory and in experiencing its potentials.

  • Topics will include:

    • In depth Theoretical Frameworks of Prāṇāyāma Practice
    • Kinds of Prāṇāyāma based on technique, experience & proces
    • Ratios in Prāṇāyāma practice and their significance
    • Sequencing Prāṇāyāma Practice for groups and individuals
    • Profoundly rich Practices of Prāṇāyāma for Health & Vitality

About Dr. Kausthub Desikachar

Dr. Kausthub Desikachar began studying yoga when he was 9 years old under the guidance of his teacher and father TKV Desikachar and started teaching at the age of 13. After completing his dual Masters degree from the renowned Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences, Pilani, he committed himself to becoming a full-time student and teacher of Yoga.

Besides teaching, Kausthub also works as a yoga therapist and offers clients astute and effective solutions for all sorts of physical, mental and emotional imbalances and problems. He has also authored and co-authored numerous books on yoga, such as "The Heart of Asana: A comprehensive manual on Classical Yoga Postures” and a biography on his grandfather, the great yoga acharya T. Krishnamacharya, called "The Yoga of the Yogi".

Kausthub is known for his remarkable, deep and well versed knowledge and his ability to present the ancient teachings in a way that is profound as well as applicable for modern day practitioners. His teachings are especially beneficial for yoga teachers as he helps them grasp the fullness and deep insights of the ancient teachings so that they are able to apply them in a competent and sincere way. Apart from Yoga Teaching, Kausthub is also an avid photographer, who never leaves his camera behind on his travels. He is also an inspiring poet who has published a collection of his poems through the book "Footsteps in the Heart."

30 March - 02 April 2017

Day 01
AM Session | 9.00 - 12.00 (9.00 - 10.30, 11.00 - 12.00)

  • Concept of Prāṇa
  • Definitions of Prāṇāyāma
  • Role of Prāṇā in Yoga
  • Practice

PM Session | 14.00 - 17.00 (14.00 - 15.30, 16.00 - 17.00)

  • Components of Prāṇāyāma
  • Framework of Prāṇāyāma as presented by Patañjali in the Yogasūtra
  • Technique of Yogic Breathing and its benefits
  • Practice

Day 02
AM Session | 9.00 - 12.00 (9.00 - 10.30, 11.00 - 12.00)

  • Techniques of the different Prāṇāyāma | Part 01
  • Benefits of the different Prāṇāyāma
  • Practice

PM Session | 14.00 - 17.00 (14.00 - 15.30, 16.00 - 17.00)

  • Techniques of the different Prāṇāyāma | Part 02 
  • Benefits of the different Prāṇāyāma
  • Practice

Day 03
AM Session | 9.00 - 12.00 (9.00 - 10.30, 11.00 - 12.00)

  • Ratios in Prāṇāyāma | Concept of Samavṛtti and Viṣamavṛtti Prāṇāyāma 
  • How to start with the right breathing ratio
  • How to develop the breathing ratios
  • Practice

PM Session | 14.00 - 17.00 (14.00 - 15.30, 16.00 - 17.00)

  • Saṁkhya | Determining number of repetitions/cycles in Prāṇāyāma 
  • Mantra in Prāṇāyāma | Samantraka Prāṇāyāma
  • Benefits of Mantra in Prāṇāyāma
  • Practice

Day 04
AM Session | 9.00 - 12.00 (9.00 - 10.30, 11.00 - 12.00)

  • Prāṇāyāma as a Healing Practice
  • Concept of Energetic Blockages and how to release them through Prāṇāyāma
  • Practice

PM Session | 14.00 - 17.00 (14.00 - 15.30, 16.00 - 17.00)

  • Prāṇāyāma as a Spiritual Practice 
  • Prāṇāyāma as Meditation
  • Practice
  • Tuition / Kosten

    Mitglieder
    339 €
  • Tuition / Kosten

    Regulär
    359 €