Pranayama Workshop at Aloha Keene

4 SUNDAY CLASSES 9:30 – 11:00 AM
FEBRUARY 19 & 26 MARCH 5 & 12
SLIDING SCALE: $120 to $150
Classes will be held at ALOHA YOGA 83 Court St., Keene, NH
Classes will be a combination of theory and practice.
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You will learn a comprehensive overview of Pranayama from its traditional yogic perspective as well as a modern scientific understanding of this ancient practice. You will practice a simple six-step protocol that helps maintain physical, mental and emotional health as well as a variety of pranayama exercises derived from hatha yoga texts. We will study how the practice of Pranayama helps to regulate the nervous and endocrine systems of the body which leads to resilience and recovery from imbalance.

Subjects we will discuss.
  • What exactly is pranayama
  • History and definitions of pranayama
  • Sariras and Panchakoshas (3 Bodies and 5 Sheaths)
  • Anatomy and physiology of breathing
  • Mechanisms of breathing – breathing muscles & pressure changes
  • The Respiratory passageways and the lungs
  • Oxygen, Carbon Dioxide and Nitric Oxide & Blood pH levels
  • Overview of the nervous system
  • The Vagal Nerve Complex
  • Heart Rate Variability
  • Nadis and Granthis
  • Pranayama in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika
  • Shatkarmas (Yogic cleansing exercises) Neti & Kapalabhati
  • Major Mudras & Bandhas in Hatha Yoga

Minimum price: $120.00