Join us this Sunday on the auspicious occassion of Shivaratri, the Hindu festival celebrating Lord Shiva. The Ashram’s program will start at 11am with bhajans/kirtan and will end at 1pm with aarti and lunch. We hope to see you and your family there!
Pranayama is composed of two Sanskrit words: “Prāna”, life force or vital energy; and “āyāma”, to extend, draw out, restrain, or control. It 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.
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.
7:45 – 8:30: Shat Karmas (Internal Body Cleansings)
8:30 – 9:30: Asanas & Meditation class
9:30 – 9:45: Break
9:45 – 11:15: Pranayama Principles & Techniques I
11:15: 11:30: Break
11:30- 1:00: Pranayama Principles & Techniques II
1:00 – 1:30: Lunch & Q&A (vegetarian meal provided)
Cost: $35 suggested offering. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. YSA is a 501(c)3 organization, and offerings are deductible to the extent allowed by law.