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- Course 4 – The Eightfold Path: Sequencing & Integration In Practice
DATES: February 12-13, 2022
We tend to think of pranayama practice in yoga in the strictly physical sense of breath practice. In Sri B.K.S. Iyengar’s masterpiece, “Light on Pranayama” the reverence for the breath and the discipline of pranayama is quite noticeable. It also quickly introduces the integrated practice of pranayama with powerful bija mantras from the Vedic tradition.
In the section on “The effects of pranayama” Iyengar describes pranayama as the “window of the Self” and “the great austerity” (maha tapas) which brings to light much more than its physical blessings and benefits. In combined practice with bija mantras, the ancient art of pranayama holds the key to unlocking our souls.
During this workshop we will explore these two interconnected subtle disciplines and their relevance to Iyengar Yoga Sadhana.