Raja Yoga Discourses & LecturesProf K. Subramanyam 04/01/2010


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Date: 04.01.10
Venue: Mangal Mandir
Chanting: Raja Yoga
Chanted by: sushrutha,PhD.
Discourse: Raj Yoga
DiscourseBy: Dr.H.R.Nagendra(Guruji)
Discourse by

Dr.H.R.Nagendra(Guruji),

Vice-chancellor, SVYASA, Bangalore, India

Abstract

1.Suprabhatam, Sushwagatam………….(Good morning and welcome)
2.Pranayama is fourth limb of Raja Yoga. Pranayama is getting control over Prana (breath).
3.Controlling breath is controlling mind. The goal of yoga is to diffuse ego.
4.Cleansing process in Pranayama is done by Kapala Bhati (abdominal breathing).
5.In Kapala Bhati, we take 30 breaths per minute. It helps to stimulate brain by fast breathing.
6.We normalize breathing after that. Normal breathing means 15-16 breaths per minute.
7.Asthma and anxiety patients have 30-40 breath per minutes. Breathing slowly is their cure. It is shows controlling our breath control our mind.
8.In Pranayama, we have sectional breathing. It includes abdominal, thoracic, clavicular and full yogic breathing.
9.Vasista school of Pranayama believes in slow inhalation and exhalation.
10.Let’s contemplate on these thoughts and meditate with smile on the face.

PROF. H R NAGENDRA,ME,PhD
Vice-chancellor of S-VYASA With his PhD in Mechanical Engineering, he was a NASA research assosiate and consultant at Harvard University before his interests turned to full-time involvement in human engineering and the search for ultimate Reality. His life mission is the scientific exploration of the subtle aspects of consciousness through yoga.He has 30 research papers in Engineering and 60 in Yoga.He has written more than 30 books on yoga.