• Pranayama development: a) samavritti and nirvritti - even and uneven breath ratios, b)sequences to develop inhale, sequences to develop exhale, c) pratiloma (against the grain), Ex: strategies moving into forward bend while retaining inhale, moving into backbend while retaining exhale
  • Spiritual training: The five elements, the gunas , differences between western ways of seeing and ancient easter ways of observation.
  • Taittiriya Upanishad and Pancha Kosha Model
  • Pranayama and Kosha: determining where prana is stuck

  • Intuitive practice: visualization and kosha
  • Devotional practice: contemplation, chanting and singing
  • Energy body of the Hatha Yogi: Nadis, Chakras, Ida/Pingala/Sushumna; heating, cooling & neutralizing
  • Sequencing asana/pranayama/meditation based on stimulating qualities of the nadis
  • Chakras and the five elements
  • The Vajra Deha: what is the adamantine body, practically speaking on the physical/mental/emotional levels
  • Mukti and Jivamukti
  • Svadyaya and Self Observation
  • How to reach an ancient text: the importance of myth