Exploring the breath -- yoga workshop for personal practice and therapy

“A man can live in his body for as long as he wishes, not just 100 years. But for that, Prana Vayu suddhi is essential – which means to keep the Prana under one’s control.
Even those diseases that cannot be cured by medicines, can be cured by practising Yogasana and Pranayama.
It is important to learn that through the practice of Asana and Pranayama, we keep our body, mind, Prana, Indriyas and Atma in a proper state. This is Yoga.” 
— Sri. T. Krishnamacharya

Over the course of this workshop, we’ll reflect on Sri Krishnamacharya’s words and learn to understand and use the breath in various contexts for our own practice and for therapy (pain relief, stress management, and others).

The workshop will reflect and explore sensitive details and forms of focused practice according to the requirement and to enhance the quality of breath for the betterment of the individual.

We eventually focus our effort in using the breath as a means to prepare for and practise stilling the mind for meditation. 

About the facilitator
Lakshmi Ranganathan
Lakshmi is the co-founder of Sanjeevani Ayurveda and Yoga Centre in Chennai. She has been a student of Sri TKV Desikachar and was one of the first teachers at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram where she worked till 1986.

Lakshmi has taught yoga for 39 years and has conducted many workshops on pranayama and meditation. She is adept at the therapeutic use of yoga and has led several therapy seminars on topics such as yoga for women and the role of one’s breath in yoga therapy and philosophy. She also trains teachers in yoga therapy and practice. She is an honorary yoga instructor at “The School” run by the Krishnamurti Foundation of India.

The teachings of Sri T Krishnamacharya and Sri TKV Desikachar have had an inestimable influence upon her study of yoga. She and her daughter, Dr Nandini Ranganathan, translated Sri Krishnamacharya’s treatise Yoga Makarantham into English.

Workshop schedule
24, 25, 31 August, and 1 September 2024
Time: 4 – 6 pm IST

Indian participants living in India: Rs 6,000
International participants: USD 130