Pranayama (2-disc set)


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A classic Dhyanyoga Centers Workshop DVD, also now available as video-on-demand. This recording is of slightly older technical quality, but don't let that fool you! The content here is stellar and Pranayama remains one of our most popular DVDs, full of yogic wisdom.

To purchase the DVD set, simply add this product to your cart. To watch the trailer or to purchase as video-on-demand (to rent or own), click to visit Pranayama

The yogis say that there are only two things we need to master in life: prana, the vital force, and mind, the vital tool.

Pranayama, the study of breath control, is an exquisite science, whose goal is to control and deeply enhance all aspects of the body and mind. The practical benefits are many: an increased sense of inner peace and balance, a slowing down of the aging process, and overall better health and increased energy. Take advantage of this opportunity with Shri Anandi Ma and Dileepji to explore and deepen your use and understanding of your own vital energy.

Pranayama is the ancient science of the control and expansion of prana, which allows us to strengthen the mind and transcend the stubbornness of both the mind and body with a firm but loving approach. Prana is the vital force that governs our body and mind—and at the cosmic level, the universe itself. Whereas Hatha Yoga purifies and strengthens the body, through pranayama techniques, we can withdraw the prana that stimulates the mind and finally stop the mind’s chatter for complete concentration that is required to enter deeper states of meditation. These transformational practices are critical for success in Kundalini Maha Yoga.*

Through this recording, Anandi Ma and Dileepji explain how pranayama techniques slow aging and disease (caused by depletion or obstruction of proper flow of prana) through simple exercises that balance the mind and physical body and strengthen the subtle body. They also explain its subtle aspects that mitigate our karma and nullify both our samskaras (root tendencies) and seeds of desires. The result is true and lasting inner peace.

Pranayama increases and expands the prana within and allows us to take in any amount of prana from the universe whenever it’s needed. It reduces stress in our bodies to promote health and slows down the aging process. Its gifts are shanti (peace), dipti (proper knowledge of spiritual teachings), prashanti (increased satisfaction in life), and prasad (self-realization or enlightenment).

Yogic teachings include the five koshas (sheaths) encasing the soul, the universal journey of the soul, the five functions of vayu, proper breathing for good health, the Anuloma-viloma (Alternate Nostril Breathing) technique that is recommended as a daily practice, and other ancient pranayama techniques.

* Kundalini Maha Yoga is the path to self-realization (enlightenment) through the awakening of the Kundalini Shakti, the divine energy that resides in all of us. Awakened it creates the conditions for spiritual progress and ultimately samadhi. The full potential of the body and mind may then be realized, inner peace attained, and the sublime truth of unity in diversity experienced—the fact that all life is one seamless fabric.