Pranayama & Meditation Certification Course

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Pranayama & Meditation Certification Course
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Pranayama & Meditation Certification Course says
This course is especially designed for teachers who want to learn how to incorporate pranayama and meditation more fully into their class planning, and for those students who want to develop a strong home practice in these techniques. Pranayama and meditation are not meant to be simple add-ons to an asana class. A thorough knowledge of these techniques will reveal the value of developing each in a systematic, safe and responsible manner.

In the pranayama portion of the course, you will learn:

* theory of prana and related concepts such as nadis and koshas

*respiratory anatomy and physiology to better understand the effects of the practices

*guidelines for practicing the techniques which will include basic breathing methods, tranquilizing and balancing pranayamas

* related research on prana and pranayama and
how to safely introduce pranayama to your students and how to deepen their practice

The practice of pranayama introverts the awareness and establishes the bridge between the outer and inner realms, creating a natural transition to meditation.

In the meditation portion of the course, you will learn:

* theory of the inner limbs of Raja yoga, progressing from pratyahara (sensory withdrawal) to dharana (concentration) to dhyana (meditation)

*mudras (gestures) that redirect prana and support meditation
guidelines for practicing the techniques, which will include basic practices that are the foundation for more advanced work
related research on meditation

*how to safely introduce meditation to your studennts and how to deepen their practice

The first weekend may be attended via webinar for distance students.

The second weekend of the course is on-site. Following each weekend, there is a two-month period of home study, with mentored student teaching after the second weekend.

Students are provided with recordings of pranayamas and meditations and a detailed resource folder to guide you.

Space for each course is very limited.
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By: Yoga Academy of North America

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