$110 – $160

Himalayan Siddha Pranayama for Stamina and Vitality

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Blackwood Educational Land Institute

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Intermediate-Level Workshop on Siddha Prānāyāma Techniques Integrated with Breathholds, Locks and Green Elixirs

with His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda


Join us for an immensely inspiring and life-enriching opportunity to learn esoteric Himalayan secrets on building stamina living with vitality. This workshop is designed to give intermediate level aspirants a framework for leading a clean lifestyle through prāṇāyāma techniques integrated with breathholds and locks, while using green elixirs and other complementary dietary regimen. This is a great opportunity for those who already have an established practice of Ujjāyī prāṇāyāma to dive deeper into intermediate level integration invoking next level techniques.

Learn how siddha adepts have refined and utilized a formula of prāņāyāma with locks and breathholds, kāyākalpa herbs, stimulation of stem cells and oxygen absorption to promote longevity and vitality. This workshop is designed for a modern day aspiring yogi to begin practicing the regimen of adepts residing deep in the mountainous caves and to learn about the practical applications.

When it comes to vitality and life-enhancing herbs, there is no rival to the kāyākalpa group of herbs. While individual use or simple combination of these potent herbs as tonics is proven to promote healthful vibrant life, intricate combinations of these herbs and their administration in congruence with the prāņāyāma techniques using the locks and breathholds remain an esoteric, anti-aging recipe. Such practices are only to be learnt from lineage-based nath siddha adepts.

His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda will share in this workshop what the great nath siddha Goraxanath has revealed to him about herbal combinations that stimulate the release of stem cells. He will share from his own experience in the Himalayan Mountains, the method by which the great siddhas utilize the stem cells for rejuvenation, longevity and vitality.

Topics covered:

- Himalayan p
āyāma techniques with combination of internal locks (bandha)
- Himalayan p
āyāma techniques with locks during breathholds (kumbhaka)
- Himalayan p
āyāma techniques with locks, breathholds, and Oṃ sound striking
- Unique brain alertness breathing technique of mūrchā-p
āyāma with Oṃ strikes
- Breathwork to harness the kundalini life-energy
- Overview of subtle dietary guidelines for yogic lifestyle
- Understanding the entangled beings - guts and brain
- Green elixirs and tonic potions for vitality and rejuvenation

Teachers
His Holiness Swami Vidyadhishananda is a yogi-monk who reveals to us rare prā
āyāma and meditation techniques from the Himalayan siddha tradition. He hails from lineages of meditation adepts that are from a combined heritage of rishi sages and nath yogis. His Holiness will be assisted by Sister Girija during demonstrations and during warm-up practice of Tāl̥āsanā Yoga-vinyāsa-krama (YVK) postures.

Food Guidelines
Eat light on Friday evening. Avoid mucous generating foods on Friday. Try to avoid breakfast on Saturday morning before coming to the Workshop. A light snack of fruit is acceptable. Taking only herbal tea is fine. For those with blood sugar issues, we can provide an energy bar during the break. Practicing prā
āyāma on an empty stomach is best, as food in the stomach during practice may cause discomfort. If you absolutely need to eat fruits or take a drink, please do so no later than 7:30am so you have ample time for digestion. One energy bar or a fruit per participant will be during the break.

A delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian lunch (gluten-free and mostly vegan) will be served during the lunch break and is included in your registration. Green elixir recipe will be shared after the lunch break, but this complex drink with intricate combination of special ingredients cannot be offered at this workshop.

Pre-requisites for Attendance
Established practice of yogic (ujjāyī) breathing, known as the “breath of victory”, or a regular practice of prāṇāyāma is required for attendance at this workshop. Ujjāyī or basic prāṇāyāma will not be taught at this workshop. If you are unsure if this Workshop is suitable for you please feel free to contact our main Nonprofit office at 909-543-6003. We would be happy to speak with you by phone to assess your readiness for this Workshop.

Those who would like to review prāṇāyāma ahead of the workshop may do so by watching these free videos on pranayama which includes a summary and the expanded three-part video series on ujjāyī prāāyāma, in addition to videos on āsana and definition of prāāyāma.

Kindly review the free videos on mindfulness practices, especially on heartbeat Oṃ chanting. Definitely review the article by His Holiness on deep core breathing.

Medical Considerations
Please note that some of the breathing techniques taught in this workshop are not suitable for those with hypertension (high blood pressure) or persistent migraine headaches. If you have either of these conditions please consult with your personal physician before planning to attend. During the workshop prāṇāyāma techniques which are not appropriate for those with hypertension will be noted by the Teacher so that you may abstain from practicing them. Children under the age of 18 years may be allowed to attend if accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Attendance by those under the age of 18 must be pre-approved based on steady practice of ujjāyī prāṇāyāma. Please write to us to inquire.

Supplementary Workbook
The supplementary workshop course material, Lifeforce + Lifestyle - Workbook, will be available at the workshop for a 20% discount. This 200-page workbook is a manual that inspires seekers to lead a balanced lifestyle by restoring wellness and enhancing vitality. Wisdom teachings are presented herein to illustrate the flow of life energy – integrating breathwork, drinkables and edibles that end with wholesome recipes – a must-read for anyone interested in Ayurveda, mindfulness, yoga and meditation.

Registration & Donation
Your registration is not a donation to the Nonprofit, as it only covers the expense such as catered meal, rentals, recordings, etc. If you wish to make a charitable, tax-deductible donation to support this program and the Nonprofit’s curriculum, there will be an opportunity to do so during registration or in-person at the fellowship.


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CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

Registration Cancellation
In order to receive a refund, please notify Self Enquiry Life Fellowship’s main office either by email at quest@hansavedas.org or by phone at 909-543-6003. No refunds or credits toward registration amount will be offered if you cancel within 7 days of the start date of the event, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason.

Registration Amount Refunds
Full refunds are available if your cancellation request is received at least 15 days prior to the workshop or retreat check-in date. A 75% refund of registration fees is available if your cancellation is received between 8 and 14 days prior to the retreat or workshop check-in date. Please check the description to see if your event has a special cancellation policy. No refunds or credits toward registration amount will be offered if you cancel within 7 days of the start date of the event, if you do not show up, or if you leave an event early for any reason.

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