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Lesson 239 - Spinal Breathing Pranayama and Asanas
Date: Mon Dec 27, 2004 0:34am
New Visitors: It is recommended you read from the beginning of the web archive, as previous
lessons are prerequisite to this one. The first lesson is, "Why
One of the best tests of spinal breathing is its known curing influence on
kundalini imbalances. I have lost count of how many folks who have come here
with kundalini imbalances (some very serious) and had them relieved almost
immediately upon beginning spinal breathing. I had that experience myself
many years ago, after having worked with many types of pranayama and
kumbhaka. I have found that spinal breathing is by far the most advanced
pranayama out there, whether it be the basic version, or variations
involving other elements of practice such as yoni mudra kumbhaka, chin pump
(with or without kumbhaka), spinal bastrika, etc. ..."
Click here for
clarifications and enhancements for Spinal Breathing Pranayama covering
illustrated path of the spinal nerve, full yogic breathing, ujjayi
pranayama, sambhavi mudra, tracing of warm/cool currents and other
On asanas, the primary focus in the lessons has been on sitting practices
because there has not been much written on the development and integration
of sitting practices. We have taken some good steps toward filling in the
gaps on that in the lessons. It has really needed to be done. Asanas have
not been ignored - only put in perspective in relation to the full range of
yoga practices as summarized in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras. What we are seeking
is a balance of all the best methods to achieve maximum progress. ..."
See this complete instructional lesson, and all the expanded and interactive AYP Plus lessons at: http://www.aypsite.com/plus/239.html
The guru is in you.
Note: For detailed instructions on spinal breathing, see the
AYP Spinal Breathing Pranayama book.
Mudras and Bandhas book for
illustrations for beginning an asana routine,
and AYP Plus.
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