This course covers the theory, structure, and in-depth practice of prāṇāyāma for health, healing, and awakening to our underlying Essential Nature. The workshop consists of in-depth lectures, guided practice and Q&A sessions designed to teach the foundations of prāṇāyāma for yoga therapy healing, meditative benefits, as well as developing and maintaining a personal practice.
Topics Covered Include:
- Yogic theory of prāṇa, apana, langhana, and brhmana
- Prāṇāyāma practices of anuloma, viloma, pratiloma ujjayi, mahat kapālabhati, nadi-shodhana, ardha sharira, bhastrika, and bramari
- Neti kriya, agni sara, and nauli
- The use of mula, uddiyāna, and jalandhāra bandha
- Use of breathing and healing mūdra, including sharira, prana nadi, merūdanda, prāṇa kriya, aswini, vajroli, krama and bhairavi mūdra
- Use of seed, vowel and consonant sounds (nāda) that accompany and support the in-depth practice of prāṇāyāma.
Richard C. Miller
Founder, Executive Director and President of the Board of Directors Integrative Restoration Institute Richard Miller, PhD, C-IAYT, ERYT-500 is a clinical psychologist, author, researcher, yogic scholar and spiritual teacher. For over 40 years, Richard Miller has devoted his life and work to integrating the nondual wisdom teachings of Yoga, Tantra, Advaita, Taoism and Buddhism with Western psychology. Among his mentors were Jean Klein, T.K.V. Desikachar and Stephen Chang. Richard is the founding president and CEO of the Integrative Restoration Institute, co-founder of The International Association of Yoga Therapy and founding editor of the professional Journal of IAYT.
He is also a founding member and past president of the Institute for Spirituality and Psychology and a senior advisor for the Baumann Foundation for the study of Awareness and its impact on well-being. Author of Yoga Nidra: The Meditative Heart of Yoga, Richard serves as a research consultant studying the iRest Yoga Nidra protocol that he has developed (Integrative Restoration ~ iRest, a modern adaptation of the ancient nondual meditation practice of Yoga Nidra) researching its efficacy on health, healing and well-being with diverse populations including active-duty soldiers, veterans, college students, children, seniors, the homeless, the incarcerated, and people experiencing issues such as sleep disorders, PTSD, chemical dependency, chronic pain, and related disorders. In addition to his research and writing projects, Richard lectures and leads trainings and retreats internationally.
Please read the interview with Richard: http://www.sutrajournal.com/interview-with-dr-richard-miller
"You are love itself." —Nisargadatta
$375 - Regular Pricing