Introduction to Pranayama

by Yogacharya Sandhya Dixit
9th to 15th April 2023
(Check-in: 9th April
Check-out: 16th April)

Pranayama is one of the most renowned ancient and popular practices of yoga. Its practice has been mentioned in the Rigaveda, Yajurvaveda and Atharvaveda and its existence dates back to Patanjali Yoga sutra written in 200 B.C. It encompasses one of the most crucial step of the Ashtanga Yoga. Pranayama is both traditional and scientific technique which balances the mind, body, emotions and the soul ultimately. Its therapeutic benefits have been gaining popularity all over the world, encouraging people from different professions to practice and master the art of Pranayama.

What is Pranayama all About?

Yoga is an art of establishing “harmony between individual existences with cosmic existence” and Pranayama is an application of this “art” through which one develops an awareness of one’s Prana (vital life force). The soul of Pranayama lays in controlled inhalation, retention and controlled exhalation of the breath. It not only extends and empowers the Prana, but it also revitalises and soothes the vital energy so that the body can harness it.

Benefits of Pranayama

  • There is no doubt that by practicing pranayama one acquires complete control over one’s body.
  • It cures the diseases of Vaata (air), Pitta (bile), Kapha (cough) and enhances the gastric fire in one’s body.
  • One who regularly practices Pranayama is able to experience slimness of the body, lustrous face, clarity of voice, brightness of eyes, freedom from diseases like Asthma, Sinusitis, Hypertension, Ischemic Heart Diseases, Indigestion and many more.
  • It helps in the management of reproductive disorders, degenerative diseases like Fibromyalgia, reduces the metabolic strain on kidneys and most importantly increases the blood supply to the cortex in the Brain.
  • It improves one’s mental health and cures many personality disorders.
  • Pranayama has a tremendous power to revert back the ageing process.
  • It has an inherent power to boost the immune system. It increases one’s confidence and self-esteem, and helps in channelizing positive energy.
  • Mastery over the art of Pranayama helps in the purification of Nadis (channels through which Prana flows), and through determined practice one may also awaken the Kundalini Shakti.
  • The Prana tends to move along the principle Nadi- Sushumna; the individual starts experiencing higher levels of consciousness, ultimately culminating a transcendental state.

What will you learn from this Workshop?

  • Introduction to Pranayama, Traditional and Scientific Approach
  • Theory and Concepts of Pranayama, Effects and its Benefits
  • Introduction to Preparatory practices of Pranayama like Uddiyana bandha (raising of the diaphragm), Jalandhara bandha (chin lock), Mula bandha (anal contraction), Simha Mudra (Lion’s symbol), Jihva bandha (tongue lock), Brahma Mudra and Kapalbhati
  • Different types of Pranayama like Anulom-vilom, Suryabhedana, Ujjayi, Shitali, Sitkari, Bhramari and Bhastrika
  • Thorough hands-on training on different types of Pranayama and its preparatory practices
  • Introduction to basic mantra chanting, significance, benefits and hands-on training on mantra chanting.
  • Shuddhi kriyas will be taught and practised
Dates: 9th to 15th April 2023 Place: Kaivalyadhama, Lonavala Medium of Instruction: English
Time Topic
6:30 to 7:00 am Shuddhi Kriyas
7:00 to 8:30 am Practice
8:30 to 9:00 am Breakfast
10:30 to 11:30 am Lecture
12 noon to 1 pm Lunch
2:30 to 4:00 pm Doubt clearance/Relaxation
4 to 6:00 pm Practice
6:30 to 7:00 pm Havan
7:00 pm Dinner

Workshop Facilitator

Yogacharya Sandhya Dixit is one of the senior-most teacher in Kaivalyadhama, Lonavla. She has experience of 39 years in the field of yoga. She has actively conducted workshops and training camps at national and international levels. Her 10 days online workshops series in March 2020 ‘Yoga for senior citizens’ in collaboration with the Ministry of Ayush was applauded and acknowledged by thousands of people. Her Pranayama online workshops have been successful since June 2020. Workshop participants love her style of teachings. She recently is awarded Swami Kuvalayananda Yoga Puraskar 2020 for her dedicated, committed, and extraordinary work in the field of Yoga.


Regarding Registration and Booking –
For registration, the participants need to book a room first then the booking reference code to be shared at onsiteworkshops@kdham.com to reserve their spot for the workshop. The workshop fee to be paid on arrival.

Note: The fresh dates will be announced soon.

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Workshop Fees 

Rs. 10,000 per person

Query for this workshop? Please email us – onsiteworkshops@kdham.com

Cancellation and Refund Policy

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 booking@kdham.com. Verbal cancellation requests are not accepted. 

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