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Pranayama Intermediate Level - Week 1

1A — Sitting Postures, Kapalabhati Variations

 

 

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In this first course video you will practice:

 

Agni Sara, Uddhiyana Bandha while standing
Sitting postures for Pranayama:

 

Padmasana
Kamalasana (= Padmasana)
Ardha Padmasana
Siddhasana
Ardha Siddhasana
Muktasana
Sukhasana
Salambha Sukhasana
Virasana
Asandasana

 

5 Rounds of Kapalabhati

 

Slowly firm, Uddhiyana Bandha, Mula Mudra
Medium pace, Uddhiyana Bandha
Quickly, Agni Sara
Quickly, Agni Sara
Very quickly

 

10 minutes of Alternate Breathing: concentration on Ida, Pingala, Sushumna; with Uddhiyana Bandha and Mula Bandha
Murccha
Plavini
Kevala Kumbhaka
Meditation

 

This video series is also intended as accompanying material for Pranayama Intermediate Level Courses, such as those taught at Yoga Vidya in the Yoga Vidya Centers or by Breathing Course Instructors which have been trained at Yoga Vidya. This Intermediate Pranayama Course is very comprehensive and gives a lot of background information. Yoga teachers, pranayama enthusiasts and Yoga practitioners with a lot of experience will also get new ideas from this Pranayama Course.

 

 

1B — Long Practice Video: Kapalabhati, Alternate Breathing, Murccha, Plavini, Kevala Kumbhaka

 

 

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The practice video of the first week of the Pranayama Intermediate Course. Sukadev guides you to an intense, highly effective Pranayama session with:

5 Rounds of Kapalabhati

 

Slowly firm, Uddhiyana Bandha, Mula Mudra
Medium pace, Uddhiyana Bandha
Quickly, Agni Sara
Quickly, Agni Sara
Very quickly

 

10 minutes of Alternate Breathing: concentration on Ida, Pingala, Sushumna; with Uddhiyana Bandha and Mula Bandha
Murccha
Plavini
Kevala Kumbhaka
Meditation

 

 

1C — Nine Sitting Postures for Meditation and Pranayama

 

 

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Sukadev explains the 9 Sitting Postures for Meditation and Pranayama. Ananta will show you. In this way you can find out which of these Meditation Seats, Asanas, is particularly suitable for you. The Nine Sitting Postures shown here are:

 

  1. Padmasana, also called Kamalasana, Lotus Position
  2. Ardha Padmasana, Half Lotus Position
  3. Siddhasana
  4. Ardha Siddhasana
  5. Muktasana
  6. Sukhasana
  7. Salambha Sukhasana
  8. Virasana
  9. Asandasana

 

Sukadev overlooked two sitting postures to explain: Swastikasana and Ardha Swastikasana… All Asanas are explained in more detail at yoga-vidya.de/de/asana/. Everything about Meditation yoga-vidya.de/meditation/.