The fourth part or “limb” in Patanjali’s classical yoga system, pranayama is a vast discipline that enables yoga practitioners to access the deep layer of energy within the self. Ancient yogis have described a number of techniques, but not all of them should be practiced by everyone at all times. This workshop will provide a solid introduction to this broad topic:
• What is prana? What is pranayama?
• What is the yogic breath and what are its benefits?
• What are its purposes?
• Why is pranayama regarded as “the most important practice”?