Prana…The Power of Breath

Prana in Sanskrit is used to describe the life giving force behind all of creation. It is this cosmic life-force that orbits the planets around the sun, expands and contracts the universe, fluctuates our social and ecological systems, ebbs and flows the tides of the ocean, and pulses the beat of our hearts. In essence, prana is the “cosmic breath” that moves in and out of our bodies to sustain our very existence. Many aspects of life get in our way, and hence the most important aspect gets sidelined- breathing. How we breathe can have such a powerful effect on our well-being. 

Join Dr R Rangan ji and Dr A Subramanian on 22nd April, 2022 at 6.30 PM IST where he elucidates on the power breath has on our life.

Prana…Fitness and Breath

Being fit is the new mantra. Workouts cause physical exertion, but when one pays attention to the rate, quality, and control of your breathing in your training, better results are achieved. Each time you inhale, oxygen is taken up, which is required for proper functioning of the body. The more one moves around, the need for oxygen goes up. Modern fitness enthusiasts speak of diaphragm breathing. Pranayama has always advocated diaphragm breathing for centuries. The main yogic breath to use throughout your practice is the diaphragmatic breath, also known as abdominal breathing. It requires less effort and energy while reducing stress and anxiety and improving overall health and wellness. The deep and side-core abdominal muscles are activated to stabilise your pelvis, spine and posture. Actively engaging the diaphragm improves lung capacity, volume and efficiency.

Join Dr W Selvamurthy and Dr Deepa Prakash on 20th April, 2022 at 6.30 PM IST where they will speak to us about the importance of breathing for fitness and proper cardiovascular processes. 

Prana…Prana, Pranayama and Hanuman

Pranayama has been identified as a method of sadhana to trace life energy to its source, and find the root of all creation, in the micro and macro cosmos. However, the complexities of pranayama are difficult for all to grasp. However, the essence of pranayama and it’s source ‘prana’ is found in Hanuman. Hanuman, often celebrated for his valour and devotion and intelligence is also integral to the concept of prana and pranayama. This lesser know Known aspect of Hanuman will be explored by Sri Vinay Varanasi and Sri Vivek Sadasivam through a musical and storytelling experience. They will explore and decode lesser known stories of hanuman, bringing out connections between him and life energy, prana. They are joined by Sri. Mahesh Swami on the flute, and Sri. Adamya Ramanand.

This session will be a HYBRID session. The programme will be conducted LIVE at
Prabhath Kala Poornima, Padmavathi Arcade, #1, 1st Main Road, NR Colony, Bangalore, 560019

Prana…Significance of “Breath” in Pregnancy

Pregnant women breathe for two. The mother-to-be provides oxygen and nutrients to the growing baby. The mother undergoes many changes in the respiratory process during pregnancy. To deal with these changes, an effective way to manage vitality is changing the rhythm, depth and pace of breath. The foetus recognizes the mothers relaxed breathing patterns, the rhythm and the sound of the mothers breath, and this memory stays with them even after they are born, making it a bonding moment for the mother and child. 

Join Dr Latha Venkataram and Dr Prasanna Rao on 18th April, 2022 at 3.00 PM IST where they take us through the significance of breathing for pregnancy and foetal development, from the Ayurvedic and modern medicine perspective. 

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.

Prana…The Life Force

One of the earliest discoveries in the Indian tradition concerning the human being is the recognition of a deeper multi-dimensional presence beyond the physical phenomenon. In brief, the Upanishadic theory of the Koshas underscores a multi-tiered model of the human being providing a structural framework to understand the mutual relationship between consciousness, mind, life force and matter. Of these the life-force or Prana assumes significance as it acts as a vital bridge connecting and influencing the physical and tangible- body on one side and the intangible-mind and consciousness. It has both dimensions- gross and subtle at once. It is Prana that makes the body vibrant and the mind alert. If life must be lived well and celebrated it is the Prana that needs to be invoked and consecrated. Whether one seeks a meaningful worldly life or a fulfilling spiritual awakening, Prana has the power to deliver both. Realising this important function, Indian tradition invested itself in exploring and mastering the multiple dimensions of Prana. This finds expression both in the textual and practice traditions of India especially in the realms of Tantra, Pranayama etc. Furthermore, the physical and psychological benefits of Pranayama practice has been well established through several scientific studies across the world.

When we speak of Prana, it is vital that we mention Lord Hanuman, the Prana Shakti that drives the life force of the Universe. It is by worshipping Hanuman, by meditating upon him, and by focusing on our Prana that we embark on the journey of self-realisation. This is why he is called Pavan Putra. And consciously watching our Prana during meditation is how we still our restless minds, turn inwards and embark on the most wonderful journey that anyone can ever take.

We seek to increase awareness of this subtle and yet powerful gift of India to humanity through the week-long ‘Prana… The Life Force’, highlighting the philosophical and the practical aspects of Prana & Pranayama, from 16th April to 22nd April, 2022.

Schedule

Date & Time Speaker Name Topic
Saturday, 16 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Robert Svoboda Inaugural Session
Sunday, 17 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani and Dr Vinaychandra Exploring Breath / Anatomy of Breath
Monday, 18 April 2022 3:00 – 4:30 PM IST Dr Latha Venkataram and Dr Prasanna Rao Significance of “Breath” in Pregnancy
This session will be a HYBRID session. The programme will be conducted LIVE at
Sagar Chandramma Hospitals, #1 Vanivilas Road, VV Puram, Basavanagudi, Bangalore 560004
Tuesday, 19 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Vinay Varanasi and Vivek Sadasivam Prana, Pranayama and Hanuman
This session will be a HYBRID session. The programme will be conducted LIVE at
Prabhath Kala Poornima, Padmavathi Arcade, #1, 1st Main Road, NR Colony, Bangalore, 560019
Wednesday, 20 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Selvamurthy and Dr Deepa Prakash Fitness and Breath
Thursday, 21 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Jayashree S Bhat and Smt Sudha Raghunathan Breath and Music
Friday, 22 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr R Rangan ji and Dr A Subramanian The Power of Breath

Prana…The Life Force

One of the earliest discoveries in the Indian tradition concerning the human being is the recognition of a deeper multi-dimensional presence beyond the physical phenomenon. In brief, the Upanishadic theory of the Koshas underscores a multi-tiered model of the human being providing a structural framework to understand the mutual relationship between consciousness, mind, life force and matter. Of these the life-force or Prana assumes significance as it acts as a vital bridge connecting and influencing the physical and tangible- body on one side and the intangible-mind and consciousness. It has both dimensions- gross and subtle at once. It is Prana that makes the body vibrant and the mind alert. If life must be lived well and celebrated it is the Prana that needs to be invoked and consecrated. Whether one seeks a meaningful worldly life or a fulfilling spiritual awakening, Prana has the power to deliver both. Realising this important function, Indian tradition invested itself in exploring and mastering the multiple dimensions of Prana. This finds expression both in the textual and practice traditions of India especially in the realms of Tantra, Pranayama etc. Furthermore, the physical and psychological benefits of Pranayama practice has been well established through several scientific studies across the world.

When we speak of Prana, it is vital that we mention Lord Hanuman, the Prana Shakti that drives the life force of the Universe. It is by worshipping Hanuman, by meditating upon him, and by focusing on our Prana that we embark on the journey of self-realisation. This is why he is called Pavan Putra. And consciously watching our Prana during meditation is how we still our restless minds, turn inwards and embark on the most wonderful journey that anyone can ever take.

We seek to increase awareness of this subtle and yet powerful gift of India to humanity through the week-long ‘Prana… The Life Force’, highlighting the philosophical and the practical aspects of Prana & Pranayama, from 16th April to 22nd April, 2022.

Schedule

Date & Time Speaker Name Topic
Saturday, 16 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Robert Svoboda Inaugural Session
Sunday, 17 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani and Dr Vinaychandra Exploring Breath / Anatomy of Breath
Monday, 18 April 2022 3:00 – 4:30 PM IST Dr Latha Venkataram and Dr Prasanna Rao Significance of “Breath” in Pregnancy
This session will be a HYBRID session. The programme will be conducted LIVE at
Sagar Chandramma Hospitals, #1 Vanivilas Road, VV Puram, Basavanagudi, Bangalore 560004
Tuesday, 19 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Vinay Varanasi and Vivek Sadasivam Prana, Pranayama and Hanuman
This session will be a HYBRID session. The programme will be conducted LIVE at
Prabhath Kala Poornima, Padmavathi Arcade, #1, 1st Main Road, NR Colony, Bangalore, 560019
Wednesday, 20 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Selvamurthy and Dr Deepa Prakash Fitness and Breath
Thursday, 21 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Jayashree S Bhat and Smt Sudha Raghunathan Breath and Music
Friday, 22 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr R Rangan ji and Dr A Subramanian The Power of Breath

Prana…The Life Force

One of the earliest discoveries in the Indian tradition concerning the human being is the recognition of a deeper multi-dimensional presence beyond the physical phenomenon. In brief, the Upanishadic theory of the Koshas underscores a multi-tiered model of the human being providing a structural framework to understand the mutual relationship between consciousness, mind, life force and matter. Of these the life-force or Prana assumes significance as it acts as a vital bridge connecting and influencing the physical and tangible- body on one side and the intangible-mind and consciousness. It has both dimensions- gross and subtle at once. It is Prana that makes the body vibrant and the mind alert. If life must be lived well and celebrated it is the Prana that needs to be invoked and consecrated. Whether one seeks a meaningful worldly life or a fulfilling spiritual awakening, Prana has the power to deliver both. Realising this important function, Indian tradition invested itself in exploring and mastering the multiple dimensions of Prana. This finds expression both in the textual and practice traditions of India especially in the realms of Tantra, Pranayama etc. Furthermore, the physical and psychological benefits of Pranayama practice has been well established through several scientific studies across the world.

When we speak of Prana, it is vital that we mention Lord Hanuman, the Prana Shakti that drives the life force of the Universe. It is by worshipping Hanuman, by meditating upon him, and by focusing on our Prana that we embark on the journey of self-realisation. This is why he is called Pavan Putra. And consciously watching our Prana during meditation is how we still our restless minds, turn inwards and embark on the most wonderful journey that anyone can ever take.

We seek to increase awareness of this subtle and yet powerful gift of India to humanity through the week-long ‘Prana… The Life Force’, highlighting the philosophical and the practical aspects of Prana & Pranayama, from 16th April to 22nd April, 2022.

Schedule

Date & Time Speaker Name Topic
Saturday, 16 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Robert Svoboda Inaugural Session
Sunday, 17 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani and Dr Vinaychandra Exploring Breath / Anatomy of Breath
Monday, 18 April 2022 3:00 – 4:30 PM IST Dr Latha Venkataram and Dr Prasanna Rao Significance of “Breath” in Pregnancy
This session will be a HYBRID session. The programme will be conducted LIVE at
Sagar Chandramma Hospitals, #1 Vanivilas Road, VV Puram, Basavanagudi, Bangalore 560004
Tuesday, 19 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Vinay Varanasi and Vivek Sadasivam Prana, Pranayama and Hanuman
This session will be a HYBRID session. The programme will be conducted LIVE at
Prabhath Kala Poornima, Padmavathi Arcade, #1, 1st Main Road, NR Colony, Bangalore, 560019
Wednesday, 20 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Selvamurthy and Dr Deepa Prakash Fitness and Breath
Thursday, 21 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Jayashree S Bhat and Smt Sudha Raghunathan Breath and Music
Friday, 22 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr R Rangan ji and Dr A Subramanian The Power of Breath

Prana…The Life Force

One of the earliest discoveries in the Indian tradition concerning the human being is the recognition of a deeper multi-dimensional presence beyond the physical phenomenon. In brief, the Upanishadic theory of the Koshas underscores a multi-tiered model of the human being providing a structural framework to understand the mutual relationship between consciousness, mind, life force and matter. Of these the life-force or Prana assumes significance as it acts as a vital bridge connecting and influencing the physical and tangible- body on one side and the intangible-mind and consciousness. It has both dimensions- gross and subtle at once. It is Prana that makes the body vibrant and the mind alert. If life must be lived well and celebrated it is the Prana that needs to be invoked and consecrated. Whether one seeks a meaningful worldly life or a fulfilling spiritual awakening, Prana has the power to deliver both. Realising this important function, Indian tradition invested itself in exploring and mastering the multiple dimensions of Prana. This finds expression both in the textual and practice traditions of India especially in the realms of Tantra, Pranayama etc. Furthermore, the physical and psychological benefits of Pranayama practice has been well established through several scientific studies across the world.

When we speak of Prana, it is vital that we mention Lord Hanuman, the Prana Shakti that drives the life force of the Universe. It is by worshipping Hanuman, by meditating upon him, and by focusing on our Prana that we embark on the journey of self-realisation. This is why he is called Pavan Putra. And consciously watching our Prana during meditation is how we still our restless minds, turn inwards and embark on the most wonderful journey that anyone can ever take.

We seek to increase awareness of this subtle and yet powerful gift of India to humanity through the week-long ‘Prana… The Life Force’, highlighting the philosophical and the practical aspects of Prana & Pranayama, from 16th April to 22nd April, 2022.

Schedule

Date & Time Speaker Name Topic
Saturday, 16 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Robert Svoboda Inaugural Session
Sunday, 17 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani and Dr Vinaychandra Exploring Breath / Anatomy of Breath
Monday, 18 April 2022 3:00 – 4:30 PM IST Dr Latha Venkataram and Dr Prasanna Rao Significance of “Breath” in Pregnancy
This session will be a HYBRID session. The programme will be conducted LIVE at
Sagar Chandramma Hospitals, #1 Vanivilas Road, VV Puram, Basavanagudi, Bangalore 560004
Tuesday, 19 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Vinay Varanasi and Vivek Sadasivam Prana, Pranayama and Hanuman
This session will be a HYBRID session. The programme will be conducted LIVE at
Prabhath Kala Poornima, Padmavathi Arcade, #1, 1st Main Road, NR Colony, Bangalore, 560019
Wednesday, 20 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Selvamurthy and Dr Deepa Prakash Fitness and Breath
Thursday, 21 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Jayashree S Bhat and Smt Sudha Raghunathan Breath and Music
Friday, 22 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr R Rangan ji and Dr A Subramanian The Power of Breath

Prana…The Life Force

One of the earliest discoveries in the Indian tradition concerning the human being is the recognition of a deeper multi-dimensional presence beyond the physical phenomenon. In brief, the Upanishadic theory of the Koshas underscores a multi-tiered model of the human being providing a structural framework to understand the mutual relationship between consciousness, mind, life force and matter. Of these the life-force or Prana assumes significance as it acts as a vital bridge connecting and influencing the physical and tangible- body on one side and the intangible-mind and consciousness. It has both dimensions- gross and subtle at once. It is Prana that makes the body vibrant and the mind alert. If life must be lived well and celebrated it is the Prana that needs to be invoked and consecrated. Whether one seeks a meaningful worldly life or a fulfilling spiritual awakening, Prana has the power to deliver both. Realising this important function, Indian tradition invested itself in exploring and mastering the multiple dimensions of Prana. This finds expression both in the textual and practice traditions of India especially in the realms of Tantra, Pranayama etc. Furthermore, the physical and psychological benefits of Pranayama practice has been well established through several scientific studies across the world.

When we speak of Prana, it is vital that we mention Lord Hanuman, the Prana Shakti that drives the life force of the Universe. It is by worshipping Hanuman, by meditating upon him, and by focusing on our Prana that we embark on the journey of self-realisation. This is why he is called Pavan Putra. And consciously watching our Prana during meditation is how we still our restless minds, turn inwards and embark on the most wonderful journey that anyone can ever take.

We seek to increase awareness of this subtle and yet powerful gift of India to humanity through the week-long ‘Prana… The Life Force’, highlighting the philosophical and the practical aspects of Prana & Pranayama, from 16th April to 22nd April, 2022.

Schedule

Date & Time Speaker Name Topic
Saturday, 16 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Robert Svoboda Inaugural Session
Sunday, 17 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Ananda Balayogi Bhavanani and Dr Vinaychandra Exploring Breath / Anatomy of Breath
Monday, 18 April 2022 3:00 – 4:30 PM IST Dr Latha Venkataram and Dr Prasanna Rao Significance of “Breath” in Pregnancy
This session will be a HYBRID session. The programme will be conducted LIVE at
Sagar Chandramma Hospitals, #1 Vanivilas Road, VV Puram, Basavanagudi, Bangalore 560004
Tuesday, 19 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Vinay Varanasi and Vivek Sadasivam Prana, Pranayama and Hanuman
This session will be a HYBRID session. The programme will be conducted LIVE at
Prabhath Kala Poornima, Padmavathi Arcade, #1, 1st Main Road, NR Colony, Bangalore, 560019
Wednesday, 20 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Selvamurthy and Dr Deepa Prakash Fitness and Breath
Thursday, 21 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr Jayashree S Bhat and Smt Sudha Raghunathan Breath and Music
Friday, 22 April 2022 6:30 – 8:00 PM IST Dr R Rangan ji and Dr A Subramanian The Power of Breath