Home/Pranayama and Yoga
Pranayama and Yoga 2017-04-26T15:29:50+00:00

Yoga Teacher Training Forum

Yoga Instructors: Would you like to network with fellow teachers worldwide? Here is a resource to find answers for every possible question regarding continuing education, improving your classes, student safety and much more.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
Guest

Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
Pranayama and Yoga
sp_NewPost Add Reply sp_NewTopic Add Topic
Avatar

Forum Posts: 21
Member Since:
April 27, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
1
May 28, 2009 - 9:06 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_QuotePost
sp_ReportPost

Namaskar!

About the value of Pranayama: It is extremely underrated. Without prana there is no life. We can imagine that prana flows into us as we inhale, but prana is also the power behind breathing out. As well, prana is transformed in the body into various powers, and is involved in processes that ensure that we rid ourselves of what we no longer need. Out breath is a very important part of the body's elimination processes. We can use out breath as a mechanism to free the mind from blocks and thereby lead us to greater clarity.

Pranayama or breathing technique is very important in yoga. It gs hand in hand with the asana or pose. In the Yoga Sutras, the practices of pranayama and asana are considered to be the highest form of purification and self discipline for the mind and the body, respectively. The practices produce the actual physical sensation of heat, called tapas, or the inner fire of purification. It is taught that this heat is part of the process of purifying the nadis, or subtle nerve channels of the body. This allows a more healthful state to be experienced and allows the mind to become more calm.

In pranayama we focus our attention on the breath. In the practice of pranayama it is therefore very important to keep an alert mind, for the processes that are being observed are very subtle. There is no visible movement of the body as in asana practice; we must acutely sense and feel the movement of the breath within. The only dynamic process is breathing.

OM Shanti,

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 67

Currently Online:
5 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

See All Online Activity
Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today: None
Upcoming: None

Top Posters:

Priyah: 156

laparadis: 146

Yoga Paul: 138

ashmin: 98

Parell: 82

Gator: 77

diedwardo7: 77

Traci: 73

Yogi: 70

Don Briskin: 69

Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 24

Topics: 2725

Posts: 4126

 

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 19

Members: 1520

Moderators: 0

Admins: 4