Pranayama is a Sanskrit word meaning “extension of the prana or breath” or more accurately, “extension of the life force”. The word is composed of two Sanskrit words: “Prāna”, life force or vital energy; and “āyāma”, to extend, draw out, restrain, or control.

Pranayama is the fourth limb of both Hatha Yoga & Raja Yoga, and one of the most critical elements of any yoga students practice. It serves as an important bridge between the outward practices of yoga (like asanas) and the internal practices that lead us into meditation and samadhi. While both the Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras describe the practice, it can be difficult to fully understand and apply just by reading.

Learning first hand from a teacher is the best way to learn this subtle yet powerful practice. The goal of this workshop is to leave students with a complete understanding of what Pranayama is, why we should do it, and how we should do it. It is suitable for both beginners and experienced yoga students.

8:00 – 8:45am: Shatkarmas (Internal Cleansings)
8:45 – 10:15 Asanas & Meditation
10:15 – 10:30: Break
10:30 – 11:00 Benefits of Pranayama
11:00 – 12:00: Pranayama Techniques
11:00 – 11:15: Break
11:15 – 12:00: Incorporating Pranayama into your life
12:00– 1:00: Q&A

Cost: $35 suggested donation. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. YSA is a 501(c)3 organization, and donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Questions? Email or Call 630-293-9554.

Registration: Please mail form & donation to: Yog Sadhan Ashram, 28W100 St. Charles Rd., West Chicago, IL 60185


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