Introduction to Pranayama

(With Theory and Practical Session)
“Life, Breath, Respiration, Strength, Energy, and Vitality.”

Pracchardanvidharanabhyam va pranasya

As the vital force of energy (prana) required for one’s existence,
the very purpose of Pranayama is attaining a pristine mind.

– Patanjali Yogasutra, I.34


As an ancient and popular Yoga practice, Pranayama finds mention in Vedic literature, Patanjali’s Yogasutras, and Hatha Yoga texts. Classification of traditional Ashtanga Yoga recommends the practice of Pranayama, as one of the eight limbs of Yoga (The Yamas and Niyamas). Being the fourth limb, it refers to the conscious control or regulation of one’s breath for purifying the body and cleansing the mind.


  • Yoga stimulates the body, mind, and soul for achieving cosmic balance.
  • As a critical component of Yoga involving the nervous system, Pranayama teaches the art of respiratory rhythm and movement for achieving this harmony.
  • Regular and disciplined practice of Pranayama can bring immense positivity, increased clarity, renewed vigour, and heightened inner awareness in overall emotion, thought, and behavior.


  • The essence of Pranayama is in controlled inhalation, retention, and controlled exhalation of the breath.
  • Pranayama extends and empowers the Prana, and further revitalizes and soothes this vital energy for the body to harness it.
  • Best achieved by following the appropriate posture and technique, Pranayama helps a Yogic practitioner to control and change the timing and length of the breath as required.

Key Takeaways

About the 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.

Yogacharya Sandhya Dixit

2nd July 2022

  • Theory
  • Practical
  • Q and A

3rd July 2022

  • Theory
  • Practical
  • Q and A

Instructions for Workshop Registration:

  • Please be seated in a well-ventilated place during the workshop, especially for comfort during the practice sessions.
  • Keep yourself hydrated throughout.

Instructions for Meals before/after the practice:

  • In case you have consumed a heavy meal, kindly practice after a gap of at least 4 hours.
  • After snacking moderate foods (solids/liquids), practice after a gap of at least 1 hour.
  • A meal can be taken after 30 minutes of practice.


  • Recordings will be available for 15 days. Please note that in any circumstances the recording viewing duration will not be changed, so kindly view the recording as per the given time frame.
  • Please be mindful that recording/s are being shared in good faith to support you in your practices or study.
  • Kindly honor its intellectual property rights by not downloading it on your device or forwarding it to any other person.

Certificate of Participation:

  • A certification of participation will be provided for this series of workshop.
  • Please register with the name you would like to have it on the certificate.
  • Kindly note that requests for a change of name will not be entertained after the certificate has been issued.



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Following are 3 options; you can choose any one of them to participate in this Workshop

Date and Timings

Dates: 2nd and 3rd July 2022

Time in India: 01:30 PM to 03:45 PM (IST)

Time in France: 10:00 AM to 12:15 Noon (CEST)

You may register by paying either Basic/Support/Contribution Fees

Basic Fees

Support Fees

Contribution Fees

Your kind gesture will help us support poor patients, education for needy, gaushala, organic farming, herb plantation and yoga research at Kaivalyadhama.

No refund policy

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