Tutor: Phillip Xeri
Date: 7th November 2020
Time: 10:00 - 16:00
There seems to be little logical, structured, developmental teaching or practice of Pranayama that covers the vast array of control, conditioning and attunement processes leading up to Classical Kumbhaka. And yet, there does exist such a structure spread over 5 general phases:
FOUNDATIONS Control of the breath, maximizing the potential of the lungs, initial attunement of the subtle anatomy
DEVELOPMENTAL Holistic development of body, emotions, mind and spirit with the introduction of rhythmical breathing
ALIGNMENT Harmonisation of the Koshas
PURIFICATION Of Surya and Chandra Nadis via rhythmical alternation of the breath through the nostrils and application of Bandhas
CLASSICAL The eight Kumbhakas
The Day will give a ‘bird’s eye’ view and experience of the FIVE PHASES via lecture and practice. The Day will be ‘workshop’ style – an explanation of the particular phase giving an understanding of its physical and energetic aims followed by a practical application of one or more practices taken from that phase.
The Day will also include integrated Asana and Relaxation practices
About the Tutor:
Philip has been teaching Yoga since 1976. He started with Philip Jones in Cardiff, studied in India with Dr. Swami Gitananda and then trained with the BWY in 1986. Before all this he studied with various Meditation Schools and obtained a degree in Yoga and Eastern Religions at Lancaster University. He has always seen Pranayama as the energetic and contemplative heart of Yoga practice and as such his teaching aims to explore the deeper aspects of Pranayama in a logical and progressive way but without losing any of its power and poignancy. He sees Pranayama as the crucial stepping stone towards a richer and more meaningful inner journey.
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