cYs Practitioner Training Programme Retreat Extract 3 – Self Planning & Self Practice

cYs Practitioner Training Programme 2004 Retreat Extract 3

Session 4 – Self Planning & Self Practice

This was a five day mid-afternoon Prāṇāyāma only planning and practice project for year Four students within a four year Practitioner Training Programme.

The format was:

  • 5′ Pulse taking
  • 15′ Prāṇāyāma Planning
  • 10’ Group Chanting
  • 15′ Prāṇāyāma Practice
  • 5’ Sitting
  • 5′ Pulse taking
  • 5’ For recording your pulse, personal notes or reflections from the practice

The Bhāvana practice proposition and Prāṇāyāma practice techniques that set each afternoons focus, technique and crown ratio are shown below.

Jihvā
Bandha
Jālandhara Bandha Antar Kumbhaka Bāhya Kumbhaka
Day 1 Bhāvana
Antar Kumbhaka
Technique Nāḍī Śodhana
Ratio Crown 1.1/2.2.0.
Day 2 Bhāvana
Antar/Bāhya Kumbhaka
Technique Nāḍī Śodhana
Ratio Crown 1.1/2.2.1/2
Day 3 Bhāvana
Antar/Bāhya Kumbhaka
Technique Nāḍī Śodhana
Ratio Crown 1.1.2.1/2
Day 4 Bhāvana
Antar/Bāhya Kumbhaka
Technique Nāḍī Śodhana
Ratio Crown 1.1.2.1
Day 5 Bhāvana
Sūkṣma
Technique Nāḍī Śodhana
Ratio Crown 1.0.2.0

For those needing clarification around the Prāṇāyāma Planning Techniques, a PDF handout on the Primary Prāṇāyāma Techniques as taught by Krishnamacharya and Desikachar can be viewed or or downloaded from the link below.

The above post on this particular Self Planning & Self Practice exploration can be downloaded as a PDF.

Furthermore, this post will sit within a series of Practitioner Training Retreat Self Planning and Self Practice Extracts, illustrating both short term and longer term developmental examples of the Viniyoga of ĀsanaMudrāPrāṇāyāma and Bandha.

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