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The Practice of Pranayama

An In-Depth Guide to the Yoga of Breath [With Booklet]

Richard Rosen

Compact Disc

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For thousands of years yoga practitioners have tapped into the power of pranayama, a method of focused breathing to rejuvenate the body and mind, and to bring about spiritual transformation. Here Richard Rosen presents an in-depth program on pranayama designed for beginners as well as for those with an existing practice who are looking to build upon their experience and refine their technique. On 7 CDs, he offers easy-to-follow, guided breathing instructions and then goes on to lead pranayama routines that create an ideal structure for pranayama practice at home. The program includes:

- a 16-page booklet that provides an overview of pranayama
- instruction on ujjayi, violma, and bhramari breaths that form the foundation of pranayama

- more advanced breathing techniques like ratio breathing, digital pranayama, and inner and outer retention

- eight different guided pranayama routines

- twelve guided meditations with visualizations in shavasana

- and much more.

Praise For The Practice of Pranayama: An In-Depth Guide to the Yoga of Breath [With Booklet]

“Rosen gives listeners a solid foundation for the practice of pranayama.  He subtly fosters the essential actions that nourish a lifelong practice.  Even longtime practitioners are likely to discover fresh insights by following these artfully guided pranayama practices and meditations.”—Yoga Journal

“A highly recommended program, an invaluable aid for meditation and hatha yoga practice.”—Light of Consciousness 

Shambhala Publications, 9781590307786, 16pp.

Publication Date: July 6, 2010

About the Author

Richard Rosen is a graduate of the Iyengar Institute of San Francisco and has been teaching yoga since 1987. He is a contributing editor at Yoga Journal magazine and director of and one of the principal teachers at the Piedmont Yoga Studio (cofounded by Rodney Yee), in Oakland, California. Many of Rosen's practice instructions and technical teachings are posted on the Piedmont Yoga Studio website,