Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Pranayama - The Art of Yogic Breathing by Nanda Kumar

Breathing is life and also the science of breathe control. It is one of our most vital functions. One of the main Principles of Yoga is Pranayama or Breathing Exercise which promotes proper breathing and improve respiratory system of our body.

In a Yogic point of view, proper breathing is to bring more oxygen to the blood and to the brain, and to control Prana or the vital life energy. Pranayama Yoga also goes hand in hand with the Asanas. The union of these two Yogic Principles is considered as the highest form of purification and self-discipline, covering both mind and body. Know more about Pranayama/Breathing techniques and take a closer look at the different Traditional Breathing Techniques - High Breathing, Low Breathing, Middle Breathing, and the Complete Breath..

Teacher's Profile
Mr. Nanda is an Iyengar Yoga Teacher that has been regulary studying with Guruji BKS Iyengar. He initiated his study in yoga in early 1990s at the SKY Center and with Krishnamarcharya Mandiram in Tamil Nadu, South India. Later he moved to Reshiki, Himalayan city to lean with other yoga master. Currently, he is the only Certified Iyengar Teacher in Malaysia
Facilitator : Nanda Kumar

Date : 29th July 200
Time : 745 – 10pm
Cost : RM30 member
          RM40 non member
Venue & Organizer : Yoga Plus

Chakra Vinyasa Flow With Matthew Kemp

Inspired by Yogananda’s book “Autobiography of a Yogi” , Matthew moved to India, living in an ashram for 7 years. As yoga became his way of life, he studied many style of yoga asana, including Sivananda style and Asthanga Yoga in Mysore. Kriya yoga meditation became a constant discipline in his life. After studying with many yoga master and developing deeper understanding on yoga, he was urged by his Guru Sri Shankaranan Giri to start teaching yoga.

Matthew has been teaching in Malaysia, England and India for the last 6 years. He still make regular trips to India to build on his knowledge and seek new ways to share what he has learnt to others. His teaching style is a mix of dynamic , strengthening and releasing posture, using the breath to deepen awareness of posture and personal space.

Chakra Vinyasa Flow, is a meditative, yet dynamic, form of yoga using the breath and dristi whilst flowing from pose to pose. Through the vinyasa flow sequence, we will explore the 7 major chakra which will bring the awareness into the individual's chakra system.

Dristi or point of concentration helps us to stay focus and calm the mind during our practice in chakra vinyasa flow. We will be using dristi to focus on the 7 energy centers, which will helps raise our energy levels and deepening our experience during our practice. Although all yoga pose work each of the 7 chakra, there are specific poses that will address each chakra. We will work each chakra at a time connecting the chakras to work with each other and also to open up the energy channels for optimal flow.

Friday 23 July 2010
730 -930pm       Explanation on Chakra and breath
                          Meditation- Opening up the heart with the breath
                          Gentle Flow - Focusing on one chakra per pose
930 - 10pm        Q&A

Saturday 24 July 2010
9am - 1200pm    Chakra Meditation
                          Intermediate Flow - focusing on 2 chakra per pose
                          Blending of energy at chakra point and grounding techniques

1.30-430pm       Intermediate/Dynamic Flow
                          Yoga nidra (the sleep of the yogi)
                          Chakra Meditation
* Alignment will be emphasis throughout the whole session

Fee : RM150 (any one session)
RM410 (all 3 session)

Early Birds by 15 July 2010
RM140 (any 1 session)
RM390 (all 3 session)

To Register : Serine @ 0164583131
Email : plusyoga@gmail.com