Learn the theory, practice, tradition, and science of all important classical pranayamas from master teachers. Equip yourself for lifelong wellbeing and inner peace with these powerful, ancient breathing systems.
Yoga has the unique distinction of working in-depth with the breath for millennia. The ancient hatha yoga texts describe eight types of pranayama techniques: sūryabhedana, ujjāyī, sītalī, sītkārī, bhastrikā, bhrāmarī, mūrccā and plāvinī. And to this, they add nāḍīśodhana, candrabhedana, and kapalabhāti.
These eleven techniques are the complete set of breathing methods in classical hatha-yoga. Every serious yoga student and every yoga teacher should know these well. The Mohans offer yoga students and teachers a unique opportunity to learn the full spectrum of these practices from a trusted, in-depth, accessible, and clear source.
In this course bundle, you will absorb the theory, practice, tradition, and science of all these important classical pranayamas from master teachers. You will be able to practice and teach these pranayamas with confidence. You can be sure that you are on the right path to grow your pranayama, lifelong.
Not only will you understand the theory of these pranayamas directly from the ancient texts like the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, you will also be guided in their practice with the clear and effective instructions from the teachings of the great yogi Sri Krishnamacharya.
Further, you will learn the therapeutic applications of pranayama based on ayurveda, find answers to common practical questions, explore various facets of pranayama such as combining it with a mantra, and more.
Pranayama & Ayurveda
Sūryabhedana & candrabhedana pranayama • Śītalī & sītkārī pranayama • Science of pranayama • Bhramari, murcha & plavini pranayamas • Ayurvedic principles relevant to pranayama • Connecting Ayurveda & Pranayama • Breathing practices with heating and cooling bhavana-s (visualizations) • Glossary and references
Ujjayi, Kapalabhati & Bhastrika
Ujjayi in yoga and asana to pranayama • Ujjayi, Kapalabhati & Bhastrika from ancient texts • Functional anatomy, guidelines and cautions for ujjayi and forceful breathing techniques • Guided practice and suggestions • Glossary and references
Lahari & Nadishodhana Pranayama
Traditional pathway of studies from ancient times • Pranayama from ancient texts • Pranayama and prana and bhavana • Introduction and guided practice lahari and nadishodhana pranayama • Prana as the connection between mind and body for wellbeing and self-transformation • Alternate nostril breathing vs. nadishodhana pranayama • Mantras in pranayama • Glossary and references
A. G. Mohan is one of the foremost yoga masters in this era. He began his yoga journey in 1971, spending nearly two decades as a personal student of the legendary yogi Sri Krishnamacharya. Then he immersed himself in further wide-ranging studies of ayurveda, samkhya, tantra, ancient India dramatics, jyotisha, and more over decades. He is the author of several books on yoga, including Yoga for Body, Breath, and Mind, Yoga Therapy, and Krishnamacharya: His Life and Teachings.
Indra Mohan began her yoga studies along with her husband, A.G. Mohan, in 1971. She is one of few people to receive a post-graduate diploma in yoga from Sri Krishnamacharya. She is appreciated by students not only for her extensive knowledge and clear teachings, but also for her wisdom and calm presence. She has guided many thousands of students over five decades to increase their wellbeing, manage their health problems, and find personal and spiritual transformation.
Dr. Ganesh Mohan, son of A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, was trained from childhood in yoga and other related traditional studies. He is a doctor, having trained in both modern medicine and Ayurveda. He is the co-author of Yoga Therapy, Krishnamacharya, and Yoga Reminder. He directs the Svastha Yoga Therapy and Teacher Training programs as well as other trainings internationally.
Nitya Mohan, daughter of A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan, was trained in yoga from a young age. She also holds a degree in music and is an exponent of Vedic chanting, having conducted numerous seminars and given concerts internationally. A skilled and experienced teacher, she has been running the Svastha training programs in Singapore for two decades.
Can I access the materials in the course immediately on signing up?
Yes! This course contains over 6 hours of recorded video content plus reference PDFs. You can view these materials immediately and continue to access them for the duration of your enrollment.
Does the course have a live component?
Live sessions with the Mohans will be offered from time to time to answer questions, and to foster community interaction and engagement. The dates and times will be announced by email to registered participants. This is in addition to the recorded content already available in the course.
How long can I access the course?
You have access to the course for one year from the date of your enrollment.
I am unable to sit on the floor. Can I do the practices in this course?
Sure. The course contains simple breathing and pranayama practices that you can do seated on a chair.
Is the course mainly lecture or practice?
The course contains both. The vision of Svastha and the Mohans is that one should always develop understanding along with practices. That is the way to empower yourself for lifelong wellbeing. That was also the traditional way of teaching and learning. So this course explains the theory behind pranayama and the breathing techniques taught here. It also gives you guided practices so you can experience these pranayamas yourself.
pranayamas of classical yoga
Working towards inner peace!
Getting insights from long term teachers and practitioners as the Mohan family is invaluable. There is a lot of clarity and simplicity in the explanations of how our mind works and the role of desire. I loved all the practices they taught in this course to move towards inner peace, soooo useful! I really appreciate all the teachings received.
Very fulfilling in content and structure of knowledge provided as well as the deep experiences made accessible in the practice parts. Thank you so much!!!
Deepening your knowledge with the Mohans gives you a clear and profound insight of what yoga is about. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!
NANDA VAN P
Embodiment, ancient and modern approaches
Very eye-opening on patterns you thought is clear anyway
Loved the practices together with the sources in the texts, very Spot on. Very clear and simple! Thank you
It was very well explained. Excellent.. great charts to make it more easy to retain the concepts.
I am very grateful for the online courses; this is a great opportunity! The course was excellent, as it balanced between theory and practice.
Thank you so much
I learned so much out of this course, thanks to you!
Perfect pace, perfect presentation
Can not be better. Learned a lot even though I already knew the basics: the Imbalance of one person is his own balance, we should not focused only on production of Agni but balance it! Immediately understood why my practice of Pranayama was not fully effective, and when I added to to it Sitali paranayama, I started to feel better. Now I will look also at the diet.
A generous and very informative course
Thank you for a very rich course. I want to highlight in particular the precisions and nuances introduced by Dr. Ganesh Mohan, as well as the deep of knowledge shared by AG Mohan. It seems to me much more than a 5.5 hours program... much to reflect on :)