Importance of Pranayama in Our Daily Life

by Shri O. P. Tiwari Ji
1st to 6th March 2021

Ordinarily when people talk about Pranayama, they generally mean those Yogic practices which involve some kind of manipulation of the breathing activity. But when one looks at the tradition of Yoga, one finds that the concept of Pranayama has a much greater depth and the greater width and its techniques include vast array of very subtle elements apart from the simple manipulation of breathing activity.

The word Pranayama has been formed by the combination of two Sanskrit terms Prana and Ayama. Both these terms have very many different meanings and depending upon which of these meanings is chosen, the whole connotation of the word Pranayama would change. When we deal with the concept of Pranayama in its most obvious and technical form, the term Prana means breathing activity and Ayama means restrain, control or the conscious manipulation. The word Pranayama which occurs in the Yoga Sutra of Patanjali has been used exactly to express this format.

According to Patanjali, the conscious manipulation of the breathing pattern makes it Dirgha i.e., deep and prolonged, and also Sukshma i.e. extremely gentle and effortless, ultimately the whole process culminating into complete silencing of the breathing activity itself. But when we wish to study Pranayama in its more essential and deeper aspect, the term Prana indicates the energy responsible for all the life activities in the human being ranging from the life-sustaining vegetative functions of the respiratory, circulatory, digestive and excretory systems to the very subtle psycho-spiritual activities of the nerve-brain system.

Topics to be Covered During the Workshop –

  1. Introduction to Pranayama and its utility – Yogacharya Sandhya Dixit
  2. Do’s and Don’ts in Pranayama – Shri Neeraj Singh
  3. Importance of Yama and Niyama in our daily life – Dr. Rajani Pradhan
  4. Therapeutic aspects of Pranayama – Dr. Sharad Bhalekar
  5. Problem in Pranayama technique of dilution – Prof. R. Bodhe
  6. Open session of Q & A – O.P.Tiwari Ji

Date: 1st to 6th March 2021

07:30 am to 08:45 am

Practical session by Tiwari Ji

11:00 am to 12:00 noon

Lecture session

01:30 pm to 04:30 pm

Ayurveda/Naturopathy Therapies (optional)

05:00 pm to 06:00 pm

Yoga – abhyas

06:15 pm to 07:15 pm

Pranayama Practice / Chanting


Regarding Registration and Booking –
For registration, the participants need to book a room first then the Booking Reference number to be shared at to reserve their spot for the workshop. The workshop fee to be paid on arrival.

Workshop Fees – Rs. 15,000/-
(exclusive of room and meals)

Single rooms with meals:

Standard Room with community bath (Rs. 8,000 per week)
Standard Room with attached bath (Rs. 11,600 per week)
Executive Room (Non-AC) – Rs. 12,800
Executive Room (AC) – Rs. 15,000 + taxes
Deluxe Room – Non-AC (Rs. 19,400 per week + taxes)
Deluxe Room – AC (Rs. 21,600 per week + taxes)

Double/Twin-sharing rooms with meals:

Standard Room with community bath (Rs. 13,200 per week)
Standard Room with attached bath (Rs. 17,000 per week)
Executive Room (Non-AC) – Rs. 18,200
Executive Room (AC) – Rs. 20,400 + taxes
Deluxe Room – Non-AC (Rs. 25,400 per week + taxes)
Deluxe Room – AC (Rs. 27,600 per week + taxes)

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Workshop Teaching fees – NO REFUND (Transferrable to another workshop within six months)

Accommodation and meals

  • Cancellation application before 7 days  – refund of 75% of the amount paid. 
  • Cancellation application less than 7 days – no refund.
  • Please email cancellation requests to Verbal cancellation requests are not accepted.