Breathing Life

Yogi Coudoux's Pranayama Techniques

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Yogi Coudoux is a world-famous yoga master. An athletic, sixty-two-year-old, he has an absolute command of his body that lets him accomplish incredible postures. In "Breathing Life, the Yogi reveals innovative techniques that will lead to long-term health for anyone, through self-knowledge and the mastery of self.

Describing exercises that are simple and accessible to all, regardless of age, sex, or physical condition, he provides a program that will restore confidence, self-esteem, energy, flexibility, and restful sleep while ending problems of anxiety, pain, stress, and anger.

Photographs and line drawings illustrate his techniques. At the heart of the author‘s remarkable program lies his art of breathing. Following teachings handed down from his father, the Yogi has become a foremost interpreter of "PRANAYAMA YOGA", or the art of breathing.

The son of a Tibetan yoga teacher, he moved to Paris and opened his own schools of yoga and kung fu at the age of twenty. Over the years, hehas become world-renowned for his exceptional feats: he can squeeze his entire six-foot frame into a 50x43 cm glass cubicle, hold his breath for minutes on end, and even stop his own blood flow. He performs regularly in public, not to shock his audiences, but to heighten awareness of the influence emotions have over our bodies.


What will you learn from this book

  • Importance of Breath: The book underscores the significance of breath as a vital life force, essential for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

  • Principles of Pranayama: Yogi Coudoux explains the foundational principles of pranayama, including breath awareness, regulation, and control techniques.

  • Types of Pranayama: The book explores various pranayama techniques, such as Anulom Vilom (Alternate Nostril Breathing), Bhastrika (Bellows Breath), Kapalabhati (Skull Shining Breath), and others, each with specific benefits.

  • Benefits of Pranayama: Pranayama is shown to improve respiratory health, enhance concentration and focus, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote overall relaxation and well-being.

  • Technique and Practice: Practical guidance is provided on how to practice pranayama effectively, including posture, duration, and frequency of practice.

  • Integration with Yoga: The book discusses how pranayama is integrated into yoga practice, complementing asanas (postures) and meditation to achieve holistic benefits.

  • Energy Channels (Nadis): Yogi Coudoux explains the concept of nadis, energy channels through which prana (life force) flows, and how pranayama helps to balance and purify these channels.

  • Mind-Body Connection: The practice of pranayama enhances the mind-body connection, fostering awareness and mindfulness in everyday life.

  • Advanced Practices: Advanced pranayama techniques are introduced, suitable for practitioners looking to deepen their practice and explore more profound states of consciousness.

  • Safety and Precautions: The book emphasizes the importance of learning pranayama under the guidance of a qualified instructor, especially for those with medic

Language English
ISBN-10 8188452378
ISBN-13 9788188452378
No of pages 211
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Book Publisher Embassy Books
Published Date 01 Jan 2005

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