Yoga Philosophy – Energy & Subtle Body Anatomy

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we introduce yoga’s foundational perspective on energy and how it moves and functions.


Gain an understanding of the yogic perspective on how life force energy moves and functions within the physical, mental and emotional bodies.


Define and describe subtle energy, prana, prana vayus and nadis. Name the three primary nadis and explain how they relate to chakras. Describe the ida nadi, the pingala nadi and the sushumna nadi. and how they are relevant to Hatha Yoga. Explain how Hatha Yoga and prana relate. Describe the primary techniques for working with subtle energy and explain some of the ways in which yoga practices liberate energy.


ida nadi, nadi, pingala nadi, prana, sushumna

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