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Pranayama/Meditation Intensive, April 25-May 6, 2012

I am pleased to announce the next pranayama/meditation intensive:

12-day Pranayama/Meditation Intensive

Come and join me for this life-transforming experience where you will learn two of the most important aspects of a complete, integrated yoga practice – pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation. In this program I will introduce you to many of the breathing techniques that are mentioned in our ancient yogic texts. I will also introduce the concepts and techniques of meditation. No prior pranayama or meditation experience is required.

  • When: Wednesday, April 25- Sunday, May 6, 2012
  • Time: 6:00 – 7:30 AM
  • Location: Kalasrishti, 3000 Bearcat Way, Suite 112, Morrisville, NC 27560
  • Daily Routine: Light stretching (10-15 minutes), Pranayama (30 min), Relaxation (10 min), Yoga philosophy (15 min), Meditation (20 min).
  • Commitment: A firm commitment to follow this schedule and attend every day
  • Fee: $75

Strongly recommended

  • Light,’sattvic’, nutritious, VEGETARIAN food
  • No alcohol, drugs, tobacco or any other item of similar nature
  • A personal commitment to continue the practice after the program is over

Please visit here for more details…

This program is a part of the ongoing series of similar programs that I have offered for over two years. The motivation to continue these programs comes from the very positive and encouraging response and feedback that I have received from those who participated in the previous sessions.

In the pranayama and meditation intensive, I introduce the students to various breathing techniques that are given in the traditional yoga texts.

Since breathing is something that happens autonomously, we take it for granted. It happens while we are awake and it happens while we are sleeping. Have you ever noticed how your breathing pattern changes when you are angry, agitated or mentally disturbed? In anger, the breathing is shallow, quick, uneven and heavy. When we are calm and peaceful, the breathing is gentle, even and smooth. When we cry or are sad, we have a sobbing breath. The change in breathing happens without any conscious effort, simply based on the emotional state.  So, the question is whether the reverse can also be true. That is, can we control the emotional state of our mind through breath control? According to yoga the answer is a whopping "YES"!

Modern medicine can cure us of many physical ailments – common cold to complex organ replacements. However, no simple treatments are available when it comes to dealing with tough emotional issues. For example, there is no pill that can cure us of strong negative emotions like anger, hatred, jealousy, greed and so on. This is where the power of yogic practices like pranayama and meditation have been emphasized in the traditional yoga literature. These practices provide benefits at all levels – physical, physiological, mental, emotional, intellectual and even spiritual. Regular practice is known to bring about a total transformation – toward  a feeling of well-being at all levels.

Come and join me for this exciting 12-day intensive and learn these powerful pranayama and meditation techniques which have the potential to transform your life in a very positive way.

If you would like to get more information or would like to register, please contact me.

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