Breathing Techniques for Balance, Healing, and Peace
~ The Online Course ~
Based on the book, Essential Pranayama: Breathing Techniques for Balance, Healing, and Peace this Self-led course will give you an introduction to Pranayama (breathwork), its applications, its energetic effects, and several different techniques that you'll be able to practice time and time again!
If you've read the book, you've already been introduced to some of these concepts and techniques and here we'll refine that knowledge and your practice. If you haven't read the book, no worries as I'll break down concepts for you to learn as you go.
What You'll Learn...
Through four lectures and 10 guided Pranayamas, you will learn:
The basics of Pranayama from a classical perspective
The three energetic effects of Pranayama
Two techniques for each of the three energetic effects (6 techniques)
Four additional techniques of varying experience levels
Meet your teacher...
Jerry Givens is a 500-hour certified teacher of Tantric Hatha Yoga and Meditation. He began practicing in 2006 and has been teaching since 2008. His teachings focus on balancing energy in the body and mind through the scientific sequencing of postures and breathwork. He is also the author of Essential Pranayama: Breathing Techniques for Balance, Healing, and Peace.
Jerry has studied primarily under the guidance of ParaYoga Senior Teacher Karina Ayn Mirsky, and has attended lectures, seminars, workshops, and retreats with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, Kathryn Templeton, AYS, Kathy Ornish, Luna Ray, Ravi Singh, and Alanis Morissette. Jerry is also a Level 1 Internal Family Systems model of psychotherapy trained practitioner, inviting modern psychology into his understanding of yogic prinicples.
You're looking to be guided through techniques
You want to deepen your understanding of the energetic effects of Pranayama
You want to deepen your understanding of the ways we breathe
You're looking for an array of practices to create variety in your practice
You want to deepen your commitment to your Yoga and Pranayama practice, health, and happiness
Inside the Essential Pranayama course...
Pranayama: An Overview
Learn the basics of Pranayama, the ways that we breathe, how it can support other areas of your life, and the vast benefits of an on-going Pranayama practice.
Langhana: The Calming Effect
Learn about Langhana, the calming energetic effect of Pranayama and experience two different techniques that help to induce this effect.
Brahmana: The Energizing Effect
Learn about Brahmana, the energizing energetic effect of Pranayama and experience two different techniques that help to induce this effect.
Sama Vritti: The Balancing Effect
Learn about Sama Vritti, the balancing energetic effect of Pranayama and experience two different techniques that help to induce this effect.
Four Extra Practices!
Four additional recorded techniques of varying levels are included in this course to help you continue your practice and switch it up when you need to!
"Jerry's classes challenge you on a physical, mental, as well as spiritual level. With his guidance, I have become more advanced in my yoga practice and have developed a personal meditation practice that helps to keep me grounded in this chaotic life."
Sandy Huynh, MFT
Practicing since 2013
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