• Pranayama Teacher Training
    Fri, May 17, 08:00 - Tue, May 21, 12:00
    08:00 - 12:00

Pranayama teacher training – Iceland

5-day training course with Matsyendra Saraswati
Reykjavík 17 – 21 May 2019
Dates & Times:
17 May: 08:00-12:00
18 May: 13:00-17:00
19 May: 13:00-17:00
20 May: 08:00-12:00
21 May: 08:00-12:00
20 contact hours (plus personal practice and study)

This twenty hours teacher training provides Yoga teachers and practitioners the fundamental principles and practice of key Pranayama techniques and the students will receive a course handbook and a certificate of completion

Learn powerful Yogic breathing exercises from a traditional Yoga practitioner.
Matsyendra has designed a course where students will gain a proper understanding of Pranayama practices from a theoretical, practical and scientific perspective, as well as an experiential point of view so that they can correctly teach the same to students in various settings

Pranayama, the science of controlled, conscious expansion of Prana (the life force), is the fourth limb of classical Yoga. This is achieved through a combination of breathing practices and symbolic gestures for calming the systems of the body and then others for energizing these same systems. It has immense therapeutic potential in a wide range of psychosomatic disorders such as diabetes, hypertension, and asthma.

From a theoretical perspective, we will use the Hatha Yoga Pradipika as our lens, and explore many of the practices it suggests.

Preparatory processes of Shatkarmas: Neti, Agnisara, Nauli, Kapalabhati, Trataka, Nadi Shodhana.
Breathing practices of Pranayama: Surya Bheda, Ujaayi, Sitali, Bhastrika, Bhramari, Murchha, Kevali.
Symbolic gestures of Mudras and Bandhas: Jnana, Chin, Bhairava, Hridaya, Shambhavi, Khechari, Kaki, Shanmukhi, Vipareeta Karani, Maha Mudra, Ashwini, Sahajoli, Uddiyana, Jalandhara, Mulabandha, Mahabandha.
The pranic body: five pranas, three main Nadi and six main chakras, and their role in pranayama.

From another angle we will also look into the anatomy and physiology of the breath, with the latest scientific research and discoveries, to broaden our understanding of the breathing mechanism and its relationship with the mind.

There is a prerequisite for the training to read Swami Satyananda book: Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha.

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