• Teaching formal pranayama

• In-depth coverage of Ujjayi, Nadi Shodhana and Kapalabhati

• Benefits and purpose

• Cautions, background and key teaching considerations

• Detailed, clear instructions

Questions Answered

• What are the fundamental benefits of pranayama?

• According to B.K.S. Iyengar, how does pranayama begin and end?

• Why is patience required for safe and effective pranayama practice?

• What is a fundamental caution against teaching pranayama?

• When practicing kumbhaka, what is important for safe practice?

• What is the meaning of the Sanksrit word, "Ujjayi?"

• While the sound of Ujjayi breath serves a purpose, it is not the essence of the practice. What aspect of the breath is Ujjayi designed to affect?

• Describe additional benefits of Ujjayi.

• Provide instructions for teaching Ujjayi.

• What are the contraindications for Nadi Shodhana?

• What is the primary purpose / benefit of Nadi Shodhana?

• What does "Nadi Shodhana" mean and how does this meaning relate to a further description of this practice?

• What is the corpus callosum?

• What is the result of increased activity across the corpus callosum?

• Describe instructions for hand placement, practice, and a variation of Nadi Shodhana.

• What is the meaning of the Sanksrit word, "Kapalabhati?"

• What are the contraindications for Kapalabhati?

• Describe the purpose and benefits of Kapalabhati.

• Provide instructions for teaching Kapalabhati.




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