Over the next few months, we are sharing some of the final projects (~7,500 words) written by the graduate teachers from the ashram's recent 2015-17 Yoga Teacher Training Course.
This seventh in the series is from Oxana Weber entitled Prana. An excerpt from the introduction is given below, and the link to her full project is given at the bottom.
PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS OF THE CONCEPT OF PRANA AND ITS SUBTLE QUALITIES IN YOGA PRACTICE
In this project I will explore the concept of Prana through examination of some important ancient Hindu & yogic texts as well as the texts from other cultures. I will explore the five movements of prana (the five vayus) and look at the practical application of these pranic concepts in a standard yoga class. We will also explore practices and yogic concepts which aim to increase and/or manipulate the flow of prana in our body, looking at the potential benefits that this may bring to our human development and spiritual evolution.