Learning to Breathe
19th-21st May 2023
Led by Sn Brahmananda (Narendra Bharwaney), the weekend will be taught in English with Italian translation.
Breath is prana and prana is life. Without prana, nothing moves, nothing lives.
Breathing in is taking life in, breathing out is letting go. Every moment we are in this exchange with ourselves and our environment.
Our breath affects every cell and system in the body and it is literally right under our nose.
Simply becoming aware of the natural spontaneous breath has quick and profound benefits physically, mentally and emotionally.
Prana literally is ‘that which is in movement’, it is the vital force, the energy that sustains all life. We have two external sources of prana – food and air. In daily life we generate, store, use and waste prana, by bringing simple pranayama practice into our routine we can moderate that whole process and increase and sustain our energy levels and vitality.
What to expect
The weekend will be an intensive combination of asana, pranayama, mudra and bandha practice. Together with daily yoga nidra, meditation and karma yoga. A range of practices will be covered, from preparatory techniques to develop strength and flexibility in the lungs and breathing muscles, to the beginnings of ‘classical’ yogic pranayama. We will aim to cover:
- Natural breath awareness
- Mechanics of breathing and the three and nine parts breath
Abdominal, thoracic and complete breathing or yogic breath
Viloma Pranayama – stepped breathing
Equalising of the breath and extending exhalation
Hasta Mudra Pranayama – hand mudra sensitizing pranayama sequence
Nadi Shodhana and how to develop the technique
Bhramari (humming bee breath)
Suitable for practitioners of different levels and teachers alike this will be an opportunity to explore systematic pranayama practice that can be repeated and developed over three to six months in your own sadhana.
Grempoli is in a prana rich natural setting, the food is prana rich home organic grown, it is a place conducive to experiencing depth and substance, that we may carry with us to help manage this life and all that it brings.
We will eat, practice, work and maybe even sing together.
The weekend will start on Friday at 5 pm and it will conclude on Sunday by 5 pm. It will be taught in English with Italian translation.
Cost: Programme, meals and accommodation – €260
For further information please contact us
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