Pranayama and Ajapajapa Meditation 1

This course is likely to run again in early 2023. The follow up module for those who have completed this course only will run toward the end of 2022.

3 to 5 practical classes per week

Opportunities for discussion

Short talks on practical theory

Establish or rebuild a personal practice

Flexible, come to live online classes or listen to recordings

Course for students experienced in the Satyananda tradition.

Preference to Dimensions of Yoga graduates

 $350 Pay up front or installments

  • Six week online intensive with an emphasis on the systematic development of pranayama and Ajapajapa breath and mantra meditation.
  • Fresh insights and approaches into key pranayama practices.
  • Each practical class will include asana, pranayama and meditation. In an hour class there will typically be 25 min asana, 15 min pranayama, 15 min meditation. The aim is that these classes become a strong support for ongoing personal practice at home.
  • Timetable below.

Part of the
Summer of Yoga

Timetable for the 6 weeks of the course

All times are Australian Eastern Daylight Time. This is the timetable that ran in 2021. 2023 will be similar.

All sessions are live as well as recorded except for student discussions.

About Pranayama

There are many ways to look at pranayama. The most obvious is that these practices generally involve managing breath. They involve a number of different potential effects including creating vitality, making breathing deeper and more efficient, increasing health and lowering anxiety, creating balance, and tranquilising and quietening the mind. The Pranayama practices are utilised to develop and direct prana (energy) and when used in preparation for meditation can lead the practitioner of states which make meditation possible. This course involves a closer look and common practices in the tradition including basic breathing techniques such as abdominal and yogic breathing, rhythmic breathing, Nadi Shodhana and Ujjayi. This is the first in a number of modules establishing the foundation for further practice.

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Payment may be made by via an invoice sent in response to submission of the application form.

About Ajapajapa Meditation

The word Ajapajapa means spontaneous repetition of mantra, yet this meditation practice has a number of other key elements. It involves working with breath, moving the breath and mantra along a pathway and mantra. The pathway can be in various places in the body from navel to throat and along the spine for example. The practice can be combined with Ujjayi pranayama to deepen the internalising effects. This course systematically develops the practice over six weeks. Further modules will take the practice further.

About Swami Vimalratna

This course comes out of 30 years of Ajapajapa as a daily personal practice. The pranayama also arises out of personal investigation. The course consciously explores aspects of the practices that are often overlooked or hurried through in yoga teaching, including how pranayama and meditation go together, and how pranayama can continue to surprise and awaken, even when it is a familiar practice.