Pranayama & Meditation Classes
Pranayama is the ancient art of tapping energy through relaxed sitting, breathing and the use of Mudras. The Expansion or Extension of Life force / Pranic energy is called Pranayam. Pranayama has been understood to be of great help to individuals for maintaining good health and for helping one find a new energy. The practice of Pranayama involves learning effortlessness as well the right kind of effort. In this course the participants will be guided into the practice of Hatha Yoga Pranayama.
The programme will consist of instruction and practice sessions along with lecture and theory sessions. The classes will guide one from right sitting to natural breathing followed by ventilation of the lobes of the lungs and the use of Mudras along with breathing. Mudras can also be used to direct Prana to centres of quietness within ourselves. Prana kriyas, the use of Mudras, without including breathing, will also be taught in this programme. Included in the programme are 'walking Pranayama' and relaxation Pranayama. Relaxing the breath consciously or slowing down the breathing consciously. Various advanced techniques are used which have a great effect on the body and mind.
Procedure followed- All the classical Pranayamas
Duration & Schedule:
The course duration is 15days. 1 Hour / Day , time is planned on the demand of the course. At present from evening 6.30-7.30 p.m. The class is mixed with TTC / General Public.
In this course students are introduced to multiple types of meditation techniques. The individual is encouraged to progress to one kind of meditation which is most suitable to him or her.
The kinds of meditation are:
Yoga Nidra - for total relaxation
Yoga Nidra is a unique Psychic development technique. Yoganidra is at the root of a great number of relaxation techniques. Yoganidra is a sleep without sleep.
It is also a powerful tool of personal transformation allowing us to free ourselves from the grip of negative thinking to make up for the lack of sleep, to boost our energies in case of nervous fatigue and to release our capacities for concentration and memorization. Doctors, Psychologists and educators will derive numerous benefits from the fantastic resources of yoganidra.
Procedure- Shavasana Position, Relaxation of the muscles by rotation of consciousness, Breath awareness and resolution, opposite feelings Image visualization, Returning to Shavasana.
Cyclic Meditation - to experience bliss.
Based on the principle of stimulation - relaxation combined, enunciated in Mandukyopanished. The cyclic meditation brings very deep relaxation and a feeling of well being to one and all.
Much easier to perform, combine the asanas, breathing rhythms with expanding awareness, sensitization, deep relaxation and body apartness(witness)
Procedure: Shavasana-Prayer, Getting up from left, centering, Parshva chakrasana, Pada Hasthasana- 'Mmm' chanting, Ardhachakrasana- 'Aaa" chanting, sitting & lying on back without hand support, Deep relaxation- body apartness.
Pranic Energization Technique - to strengthen the immune system
Prana (vital force) is the bridge between our body and mind. In this technique using our will power to channelize our Prana in a particular direction & to particular parts within the body for stimulation and energization there by to strengthen the immune system with positive attitude. Procedure- Meditative posture/ Shavasana, Relaxation, Breath awareness, witnessing the imbalanced flow of Prana(breath), Correctional breathing, Positive resolution, Channelization of Prana, Returning to breath awareness.
Naada Anusandhaana (exploring the internal sound) - Chanting the Sanskrit letters A - U - M and Om feeling the internal vibrations in the corresponding parts of the body and ultimately throughout the body, taking us to a state of blissful awareness.
Procedure- Meditative posture/ Shavasana
- Chanting 'Aaa' three times with normal low and high pitch and experiencing the vibrations in the lower parts of the body.
- Chanting 'U' three times with normal low and high pitch and experiencing the vibrations in the middle parts of the body.
- Chanting 'Mmm' three times with normal low and high pitch and experiencing the vibrations in the head region.
- Chanting A-U-M with 1:1:1 proportion three times and experiencing the vibrations in the respective areas.
- Chanting OM with 1:2 proportion three into three times and experiencing the vibrations of OM throughout the body.