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Sun 17 Apr 2022

6:30 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC+5.5)

Prana…Exploring Breath / Anatomy of Breath

A simple act that we perform since birth is breathing, but for many of us only becomes illuminated within our yoga practice. We breathe subconsciously throughout the day without noticing it, until we sit down and begin pranayama practice. Breathing sustains our life, nourishes our organs, helps expel waste from our body, and can affect our emotional state by acting on our nervous system. However, breathing is not only essential to these life processes. It is a part of the yoga practice that allows one to go deeper into an asana or into relaxation. Understanding exactly how our body performs this extraordinary act can bring us deeper into our pranayama (breathing) practice.

Join Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani on 17th April, 2022 at 6.30 PM IST where he will speak about the Anatomy of Breath.


Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani

Director of the Centre for Yoga Therapy Education and Research (CYTER), and Professor of Yoga Therapy at the Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry

Yogacharya Dr. Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani is Director of the Centre for Yoga Therapy Education and Research (CYTER), and Professor of Yoga Therapy at the Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry (www.sbvu.ac.in). He is also Chairman of the International Centre for Yoga Education and Research at Ananda Ashram, Pondicherry, India (www.icyer.com) and Yoganjali Natyalayam, the premier institute of Yoga and Carnatic Music and Bharatanatyam in Pondicherry (www.rishiculture.in). He is son and successor of the internationally acclaimed Yoga team of Yogamaharishi Dr. Swami Gitananda Giri Guru Maharaj and Yogacharini Kalaimamani Ammaji, Smt Meenakshi Devi Bhavanani. In recent years he has travelled abroad 20 times and conducted invited talks, public events, workshops and retreats and been major presenter at Yoga conferences in the UK, USA, Italy, Czech Republic, South Africa, Germany, Switzerland, Malaysia, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. He is currently member of numerous expert committees of the Ministry of AYUSH including its National Board for Promotion of Yoga and Naturopathy, Scientific Advisory Committee & Standing Finance Committees of CCRYN, Technical Committee of the Yoga Certification Board, Expert Committees for Celebration of International Yoga Day and the National Yoga & Diabetes program. He is Consultant Resource Person for the WHO and its Collaborative Centre in Traditional Medicine (Yoga) at MDNIY, New Delhi.


Dr. Vinayachandra Banavathy

Director of Indica Yoga

Dr. Vinayachandra Banavathy is the Director of Indica Yoga, an Indic Academy platform that offers authentic, immersive and transformative yoga experiences across the world. He holds a PhD on psychological insights in the Vedas from Pondicherry University, besides Master’s in Sanskrit, English, Yogic Science and Applied Psychology. He is a dedicated teacher who travels across the world conducting courses, lectures and workshops on a unique blend of Yoga, Psychology and Sanskrit. His publications include a report on Standardization of Yoga Terminologies for WHO; a book co-edited with Dr. Anuradha Choudry titled ‘Perspectives on Indian Psychology’, published by Jain University Press, another book co-authored titled ‘Happiness: Indic Perspectives’, published by Development Foundation, besides a few articles, papers, booklets on Yoga, Indian Psychology, Culture and Spirituality.