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 8 important pranayama methods for health and self-transformation. This series of 3 courses covers all of them and more.
A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan present this unique opportunity to learn the full spectrum of these practices from a trusted, in-depth, accessible, and clear source.
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 was a personal student of the legendary yogi Sri Krishnamacharya (1888-1989), for nearly two decades. He has immersed himself in extensive traditional studies across wide-ranging subjects from ayurveda to tantra and Samkhya over half a century. 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 has been studying, practicing and teaching yoga along with her husband A.G. Mohan. She is one of few people to receive a post-graduate diploma in yoga from Sri Krishnamacharya. She is known not only for her knowledge but also for her wisdom and calm presence.
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.