Prana & Pranayama

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  • The Prana of Paramahansa Yogananda

    This lecture will examine the definition/s of prana as discussed by Paramahansa Yogananda, one of the great spiritual teachers of the 20th century. Drawing from his written and recorded materials, we will explore Yogananda’s earliest concepts of prana and how they were then formed into a unique, ...

  • Worship the Lord of Prana

  • Advanced Pranayama Techniques

    This lecture will include the description of various advanced pranayams from the system of Kundalini Yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan.™ These techniques will include the following: (1) a pranayama meditation technique for treating insanity; (2) one for treating anxiety and inducing deep relaxation a...

  • Kundalini Yoga As Taught By Yogi Bhajan

    New insights into mind-body psychophysiological states.

  • Prāṇacintā: Meditating on the Vital Breath

    This talk will explore the practice of meditative breathing in the Yogavāsiṣṭha through the story of Bhuṣunda, a wise crow that instructs sage Vasiṣṭha in the art of observing one’s own breath to transcend sorrow and attain liberation. It will look at the difference between the practice of aware...

  • History of Pranayama

    Often in discussions on pranayama, we talk about the techniques and the benefits or effects. In this talk by Yoganand Michael Carroll, we will focus on the philosophy behind the practice. Throughout the history of yoga and pranayama, the techniques were developed and practiced for the realization...

  • How Does Pranayama Lead You to Your Highest Self?

    The author of Pranayama: A Path to Healing and Freedom, Allison Gemmel Laframboise became intrigued by pranayama the moment she heard her teacher say “Yoga is not about being good. It’s about being real.” Allison is passionate about breathwork as a powerful tool for personal growth and ultimate s...

  • Pranayama and Hatha Yoga

  • Samkhya Philosophy

    This talk will focus on what it means to call Sāṃkhya a “dualism” and how this contrasts with what is referred to as “nondualism”. We will critique the perspective that privileges one over the other and explore how these two perspectives imply their opposite.