Pranayama is the “yoga of inner sensation”

With almost a century of yoga practice and studies between them, A. G. Mohan and Indra Mohan offer you a unique and rare opportunity to learn these ancient skills where breath guides you to subtle, inner experiences.

The first key step in this pathway is to cultivate pleasant and easy inner awareness with the breath. The traditional pranayama to do this was called Lahari Pranayama.

Lahari means wave. The breath washes over us in waves. By connecting to that rhythmic flow, we can smooth the fluctuations of the breath and begin to experience its deeper sensations. This will calm the mind too. A special addition to this is practice using mantra to guide the breath and mind to steadiness.

Lahari Pranayama is an important preparation for the most important Nadishodhana Pranayama. The basic technique is simple: it is alternate nostril breathing. But pranayama is not just breathing; there are several vital principles underlying the traditional practice, and practical matters of technique that make the practice effective.

In this course, you will...

  • CONNECT WITH ANCIENT SOURCES

    with references from relevant sections of traditional texts such as the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, Yoga Yajnavalkya, and Gheranda Samhita

  • ABSORB INSIGHTS

    from highlights of special points in the teachings of Sri Krishnamacharya, such as pranayama with and without mantra

  • LEARN TO PRACTICE

    starting from the prerequisites and purpose, and receive guidance in doing these pranayamas with answers to selected questions

Watch Intro Video

Course Details

Traditional explanation of these pranayamas by A. G. Mohan drawing upon from his extensive studies of the ancient texts, including the relevant sections from Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Gheranda Samhita, as well as other wide-ranging sources such as Yoga Yajnavalkaya, Bhagavad Gita, Yoga Sutra, Ayurveda, Vedas and more.  

Special insights from notes of classes with Sri Krishnamacharya: what the master suggested, negated, modified, and more.  

Guided practices from Indra Mohan for lahari and nadishodhana pranayamas.

Modern science and guidelines for practice and teaching by Dr. Ganesh Mohan. 

Key verses from Hatha Yoga Pradipika and Gheranda Samhita with Sanskrit, English transliteration, and English translation of each verse by Dr. Ganesh Mohan. 

Glossary of relevant Sanskrit terms used in the lectures. 

The opportunity to submit questions after going through these materials. The Mohans will answer the relevant questions in live sessions from time to time.

Online Course Format

  • 6 hours of in-depth content

  • Common questions addressed

  • Access for 1 year to watch and review at your convenience

Teachers

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 TherapyKrishnamacharya, 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. 

1 Year Access

Refine and deepen your skills

You have unlimited access to the course for 1 year from your date of enrollment. Take time to revisit the materials and deepen your skills at your own pace.

Assessment & Certificate

The course includes assessment through multiple choice quiz. The questions are designed not only to test your understanding but also to help you reflect on what you have learned.

Once you complete the assessment, you will receive your certificate of completion for the course (6 hours of training).

Interactive Community Sessions

Live sessions with the Mohans will be announced from time to time to foster interaction and engagement.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction: Please read this first

    • Course Guide

  • 2

    Session 1: Pranayama & Lahari

    • Video 1

    • Video 2

  • 3

    Session 2: Nadishodana Pranayama

    • Video 1

    • Video 2

  • 4

    Session 3: Questions & Answers

    • Video 1

    • Video 2

  • 5

    Notes & References

    • Traditional words & phrases and their meaning

    • Nadishodhana Root Diagram

    • Nadishodhana Pranayama in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika

    • Nadishodhana Pranayama in the Yoga Yajnavalkya

    • Nadishodhana Pranayama in the Gheranda Samhita

  • 6

    Assessment

    • Instructions for Assessment

    • Please complete the quiz with 70% correct answers. You can retake the quiz as needed.

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