Online Course: Hatha Yoga Inspirations 3

Swami Sivadasananda, Yoga Acharya

Tuesdays, 22 December 2020 – 12 January 2021

6 pm – 7.30 pm, Central European Time (CET)

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Hatha Yoga Inspirations

This online course combines 30 minutes study of scriptural study with 60 minutes of simple practice of asana and pranayama.

The theory part will focus on connecting the scriptural verse with the Anatomy of Hatha Yoga. You will be able to ask questions via chat or over the microphone.

The practice part will focus on either one asana sequence or one pranayama exercise, supported and balanced by other elements of the basic Sivananda class.

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The schedule

Day 1 : December 22nd   

    The Gheranda Samhita on Hatha Yoga (I, 10)
    “1st the purification is acquired by the regular performance of six practices ; 2nd – Asana or posture gives Driddhatâ or strength; 3rd – Mudrâ gives Sthiratâ or steadiness”

Day 2 : December 29th    

    The Gheranda Samhita on Hatha Yoga (I, 11)
    “4th – Pratyâhâra gives Dhairyatâ or calmness; 5th – Prânâyâma gives lightness or Laghimâ; 6th – Dhyâna gives perception (Pratyakshatwa) of Self; and 7th – Samâdhi gives isolation (Nirliptatâ), which is verily the Freedom.”

Day 3 : January 5th    

    The Gheranda Samhita on Hatha Yoga (V-10)
    “Without observing moderation of diet, if one takes to the yogic practices, he cannot obtain any benefit, but gets various diseases”

Day 4 : January 12th   

    The Bhagavad Gita on Pranayama (IV-29)
    “Others offer prana (outgoing breath) in Apana (ingoing breath) and Apana in Prana, restraining the passage of Prana and Apana, absorbed in Pranayama. Pranayama is a precious Yajna (sacrifice)”

The course will be taught in English and translated simultaneously into German, French and Spanish.

Participation fee: 39 € for the whole course

As all our current online activities, the programme will also be taught through zoom.

The daily programme with zoom links will be sent 24 hours in advance.

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Hatha Yoga Inspirations

22 December 2020 – 12 January 2021

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