Essentials of Pranayama

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Course Overview

In Essentials of Pranayama, you’ll get in-depth yet accessible classes on pranayama (breathing techniques), learn how breathwork can help you dig deeper into your yoga practice, and discover how it can support a healthier and happier life off the mat as well. Explore how breathing practices can be used to energize or relax the mind and body and learn how you can seamlessly incorporate them into your yoga practice or day. This is a foundational course, not only for yogis, but for anyone who wants to experience the power of pranayama!

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Course Outline

3hrs to complete

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Section 1
  • Jim introduces the course and outlines what lies ahead.
  • Jim answers questions about pranayama that are frequently asked by beginners.
  • Jim explains the concept of ratio fundamentals, which includes lengthening the inhalations, exhalations, and the spaces between.
  • In this short asana practice, you’ll sync your movements and your breath to prepare for pranayama.
  • Jim discusses and demonstrates the breathing techniques that you will practice during this course.
  • Jim will walk you through the steps it takes to practice ujjayi pranayama and he'll explain when and why this breath is practiced.
  • Jim explains the importance of kapalabhati, mentions its contraindications, and provides you with a step-by-step guided practice.
  • Jim discusses how nadi shodhana works, demonstrates this technique, and offers a guided practice.
  • Jim guides you through this lesser known breathing technique and offers tips for practicing it.
  • Jim demonstrates and guides you through the practice of each of these breathing techniques.
  • Jim wraps up the course by sharing some key concepts and best practices for each technique that you've learned.
Section 2
  • Teaching Pranayama

  • Learn What It Means to Breathe! A Complete Pranayama Practice

Section 3
  • Pranayama to Help with Lower Back Pain

Section 4
  • Apply what you've learned thus far with this guided sequence of breath-centric āsana that mindfully links breath with movement. This practice features a progressive lengthening and deepening of inhalations and exhalations, breath retention, and breath suspension.
  • Connecting Breath and Movement PDF

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Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this course in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This course is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Course completion.
No prerequisites are required; this course is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the course is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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