Pranayama with Richard Rosen

Course Description

The fundamental principles of pranayama will be explored and practiced, deepening the student’s understanding of how the movement of breath affects both body and mind. The anatomy of breathing, philosophy of breathing, and specific pranayama techniques will be discussed, including instruction on ujjayi, violma, and bhramari breaths that form the foundation of pranayamaas. Specific techniques of breath, body awareness and how to set up for pranayama practice will also be covered, as well as contraindications and cautions in the practice.

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What you will receive

  • Lifetime access to over 15 hrs of video instruction
  • Downloadable .pdfs and illustrations
  • Immediate feedback on comprehension through online assignments
  • Library of practical exercises and journaling opportunities
  • Desktop, iOS and Android compatible formats
  • Certificate of completion from Naada Yoga

Instructor Bio

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Director of Piedmont Yoga Studio (PYS) in Oakland, CA. Richard began his practice in Hatha Yoga in 1980, and went on to train at the Iyengar Yoga Institute in San Francisco. In 1987, along with his good friend Rodney Yee, he opened PYS, where he has taught continuously ever since. On January 3, 2009 Richard taught his 5,000th public class at PYS.

Author of three books: The Yoga of BreathYoga for 50+, and Pranayama Beyond the Fundamentals. Shambhala publishers has also just released The Practice Of Pranayama, a set of seven CD’s with over 8 hours of pranayama instruction. Shambhala will also publish Original Yoga: Rediscovering Traditional Practices of Hatha Yoga in 2011.

A contributing editor for Yoga Journal, Richard has written feature articles, book reviews, and a variety of columns for the Yoga Journal. Since 1990, he has been their audio/video review columnist; reviewing over 300 yoga videos to date.

Richard Rosen sits on the board of directors of the California Yoga Teachers Association, and in 2008 helped create its grant-making wing, the Yoga Dana Foundation, which supports California yoga teachers working with under-served populations, such as at-risk, incarcerated youth, and disabled students.

Course Content

Lessons Status
1

INTRODUCTION

2

Lesson 1: DEEP BREATHING VS PRANAYAMA

3

Lesson 2: HOW TO BEGIN YOUR PRACTICE

4

Lesson 3: THE IMPORTANT ELEMENTS

5

Lesson 4: BENEFITS AND OBSTACLES

6

Lesson 5: CLASSICAL PRANAYAMA

7

Additional Resources: MEDITATIONS

8

Additional Resources: POSTURES

9

Additional Resources: MUDRAS

10

Continuing Your Practice