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The Dynamic Power of Breath – Online Workshop

On Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 30 & 31, 2021, from  8 – 10 am & 12 – 2 pm EDT, Integral Yoga master teacher Swami Karunananda will teach this special workshop on "The Dynamic Power of Breath." The yogic science of pranayama, or working with the breath, is a...

The Dynamic Power of the Breath – Online Oct. 30–31

The yogic science of pranayama, or breath control, is a powerful key to a happy, healthy, and fulfilling life. This ONLINE workshop from October 30 – 31, 2021 will help you experience techniques that can energize, detoxify, rejuvenate, and relax the body, while...

Yoga for Calm Endurance: Titiksha

From Yoga, we learn titiksha, a Sanskrit term meaning: patient endurance as a practical approach to ride out the storm of suffering. Titiksha teaches us that what we are perceiving in this moment will change. You need only put one foot in front of the other, one...

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Swami Sivananda’s “Science of Pranayama”

Swami Sivananda’s “Science of Pranayama”

Written in 1935, Sri Swami Sivananda’s book, classic book, The Science of Pranayama, is available for free download as a PDF and it is also available in hard copy from Integral Yoga Distribution or from the Divine Life Society of Rishikesh  who generously has made the...

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Integral Yoga Pranayama: Practice Guidelines

Integral Yoga Pranayama: Practice Guidelines

Recommended Seated Postures Any sitting posture may be used for performing pranayama as long as the spine is erect and the hands rest on the knees. However, it is optimal if one of the meditation postures is assumed. The main meditative poses are Padmaasana (Lotus...

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Pranayama: Its Therapeutic & Spiritual Potential

Pranayama: Its Therapeutic & Spiritual Potential

Introduction The Gurus of Vedic times placed great importance on pranayama and advocated its practice in order to unleash the hidden potential energy known as the Kundalini Shakti. In the Prasnopanishad we find the following statement: “All that exists in all the...

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Breath: The Sacred Bridge

Breath: The Sacred Bridge

“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts.”  ~Thich Nhat Hahn Vera was shocked when her boyfriend told her he wouldn’t ask her out again because she always agreed with him. He said she never had any ideas of...

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Pranayama Resources: Books and CDs

Pranayama Resources: Books and CDs

There are some classic books on the practice of pranayama, the theory and philosophy of the subtle, vital pranic force and Swami   Satchidananda’s “Breath of Life” CD that includes a guided pranic healing visualization. 1. Breath of Life CD: Integral Yoga Pranayama...

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