On-Demand Pranayama Level 2 course – With Gregor Maehle
Price in Australian Dollars: AU$249
At the time of writing in foreign currency, this was US$216, €198, £175
Students who have previously completed our teacher trainings or pranayama modules can register at a 50% discount. Please email us for a discount code.
On-Demand Online Course
Pranayama Level 2 Course
~10 Lesson Course
Pranayama Level 1 Course (you can access this course on-demand here)
This is our Pranayama Level 2 course, consisting of 10 lessons with each lesson approximately 60 minutes long. In order to qualify this course you need to have done our online Pranayama Level 1 course (you can access this course on-demand here) or you need to have completed one of our Teacher Trainings or an in-person Pranayama Module with Gregor. While there will be a recap of the Level 1 course in the first one or two lessons of this course, you will not be able to follow this course unless you have completed our Pranayama Level 1.
- Capacity to sit comfortably in a meditation posture
- An empty stomach, i.e. practice before food and not after food
- Pranayama Level 1 Course (you can access this course on-demand here)
What you don’t need
- An intermediate or advanced asana practice
- Untreated high blood pressure, uterus inflammation, glaucoma, heart disease, pneumonia, bronchitis, hernia, dizziness
Among other things covered will be:
Prerequistes and contraindications
Recap fundamentals in Nadi Shuddhi
- Breath wave, mantra, visualization, digital count, Jihva Bandha, Shambhavi Mudra, divine image,
Why we are not doing Bhastrika yet
- Granthi breakers Stage 1 and 2
- Types: Internal vs external 2 :1 thus importance of Nauli
- Pranayama defined as kumbhaka
- Disambiguation between kumbhaka and holding one’s breath
- Purpose of kumbhaka
- Heat, sweat, purification of agni and burning karma
Introducing Jalandhara Bandha
- Importance of and rationale
- Difference between the bandha and the position
- Only once mastered proceed to kumbhaka, do not let vayu enter the head
Integrate internal kumbhaka with Jalandhara Bandha
– Ujjayi with kumbhaka (not for Ashtangis)
– Goraksha’s Nadi Shodhana
1 : 1 : 1 ratio
- Always start with sama vrtti (even component length, exceptions)
- How to split from 1 : 2 ratio
- During Nadi Shodana one lunar/ one solar kumbhaka
Holding Mahabandha during kumbhaka
- Importance of Mula Bandha for kumbhaka
- 1 : 1 : 2
- 1 : 2 : 2
- 1 : 4 : 2
Importance of Divine Image for 1 : 4 : 2 ratio
- Necessity to increase Nauli to balance long internal kumbhakas
Chandra and Surya Bhedana with internal kumbhakas
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