Online 121 Art of Prāṇāyāma Practice & Theory eStudy Modules 1-3


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Online 121 Viniyoga of Prāṇāyāma eStudy Module One Duration, Fees, Commencement and Prerequisites

Prospective students will have at least studied:
– The Application of Āsana Online eStudy Module One or
– The Application of Āsana Module One Workshop and
– The Application of Mudrā Module One Workshop and
– The Application of Mudrā Module Two Course

For further information on fees, commencement, and duration, or to arrange a free meeting to chat about your interest please go to the Online eStudy Overview page on:

Online 121 Yoga Techniques & Textual Theory eStudy Modular Overview

– Empower your Breath Exploring how to Customise Prāṇāyāma

This page introduces the Art of Application of Prāṇāyāma Modular Workshop and Courses Student Study Programme. As the student progresses through the interlinked and developmental Modules they will experience in-depth learning in all areas of Prāṇāyāma practice and Prāṇāyāma study theory.

‎”Use Āsana for problems of the body and
Prāṇāyāma for problems of the mind.”

– T Krishnamacharya

Together these Modules will initiate and empower the student in the arts of learning to skilfully work with the principles that underpin creating and sustaining a personalised Prāṇāyāma practice. The outcome will be the ability to independently and intelligently choose, adapt and ultimately self-develop and self-refine our personal Prāṇāyāma Sādhana in the fields of Prāṇāyāma practice and study theory. 

The Online 121 Viniyoga of Prāṇāyāma eStudy Module One

This particular eStudy Module consists of nine 121 live video 50′ meetings to facilitate an online teaching dialogue and in-depth transmission of the primary principles and essential teachings from T Krishnamacharya and TKV Desikachar on the application of Prāṇāyāma techniques and theory.

“Haṭha Yoga is Prāṇāyāma.”
– T Krishnamacharya

It is offered with respect for the vital source from which these Yoga teachings originated and their place in our age and culture and reflects the teachings of TKV Desikachar and his father and teacher T Krishnamacharya as taught to Paul Harvey over 25 years through:

  • Guidance in emphasising a personal Prāṇāyāma Practice to support your everyday life
  • Understanding the principles in Prāṇāyāma which inspire and shape Yoga practice
  • An overview of Yoga teachings around Prāṇāyāma practice
  • Familiarisation with Yoga Prāṇāyāma terminology and practice techniques
  • Appreciating how your body can work more effectively in Prāṇāyāma
  • Deepening our work with and importance of Prāṇāyāma in practice

It offers an in-depth approach to the Application of Prāṇāyāma and is an opportunity for any Yoga Student, teacher or trainee teacher from any Yoga background to develop and deepen their personal Yoga practice and study through an online teaching dialogue, either for personal development or, if relevant, to enhance professional skills.

It is also a prerequisite to further work in the:

– Online 121 Viniyoga of Prāṇāyāma Modules Two to Three

– or Live Small Group Viniyoga of Prāṇāyāma Course Modules Two to Three.

Online 121 Viniyoga of Prāṇāyāma eStudy Module One topics offer over 7.5 hours as an:

1. Introduction to Prāṇāyāma by learning the skills to develop and refine your own Prāṇāyāma practice according to who and where you are through an exploration of Prāṇāyāma as a Process:

  • Exploring Prāṇāyāma Practice according to Age
  • Exploring Prāṇāyāma Practice according to Health
  • Exploring Prāṇāyāma Practice according to Lifestyle
  • Exploring Prāṇāyāma Practice according to Constitution
  • Introducing the Energetic characteristics of Prāṇāyāma
  • Introducing the Psychological characteristics of Prāṇāyāma

2. Introduction to Prāṇāyāma Practice Techniques and Theory by learning the skills to develop and refine your own Prāṇāyāma practice through an exploration of Prāṇāyāma as Content:

  • Exploring the components that make up a Prāṇāyāma practice
  • Definition, purpose and benefits of Prāṇāyāma
  • Introducing how Prāṇāyāma are arranged sequentially in building a practice
  • Introducing how counterposes are used within Prāṇāyāma practice
  • Introducing how we breathe in Prāṇāyāma practice
  • Introducing how we use movement or stay as tools in Prāṇāyāma practice
  • Introducing how we modify or vary Prāṇāyāma within our practice
  • Why and how of using Primary Prāṇāyāma within a Yoga practice
  • Reviews, Summaries and Informal guidelines of a practical nature through questions for reflection, Prāṇāyāma practice direction for your personal Prāṇāyāma practice