Episode: 141

Advancing Pranayama with Prashant J

Pranayama is a topic that you all know is very close to my heart. As you may know, we have covered this topic extensively in the past and today I am thrilled to bring you yet another episode that delves deeper into advanced pranayama techniques. This episode is especially relevant for those of you who are currently enrolled in my Pranayama Immserve Study Program.

Today, I have the pleasure of hosting Prashant J, a yoga teacher from India, on my show. He is the proud owner of a yoga school in Rishikesh and is known for his expertise as an international yoga teacher and content creator. Our discussion today will focus on pranayama, where we dive deep into topics like prana, Kundalini Shakti, and Kumbhakas.

It’s always a privilege to be able to sit with teachers like Prashant who spend their entire lifetime exploring yoga and making it accessible to the public.

Pranayama Episode Highlights:

  • The link between yoga and pranayama
  • The definition of prana and pranayama
  • Can pranayama alone help one move towards higher states of consciousness and enlightenment or get into much deeper practices?
  • The relationship between the Kundalini Shakti and the practice of pranayama
  • What should be the goal for a modern-day practitioner of pranayama?
  • Is pranayama and meditation the same thing?
  • How much pranayama does the average person need?
  • Pranayama history overview
  • The significance of the Kumbhaka stage of Nadi Shodhana
  • Antar vs Bahir Kumbhaka
  • Is Bahir Kumbhaka the same as Kevala Kumbhaka?
  • Kumbhaka practice for men vs women
  • Should women do Kumbhaka during menstruation?

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Prashant J

Yogi Prashant was born into a Brahmin family in Rishikesh, India. A science graduate, he began his path of yoga with a visit to Shivananda Ashram where he learnt from one of the oldest yogis, 80 years old yoga guru, learning the basics of traditional yoga and philosophy, while continuing his Asana practice with Yogi Rudra Ji, a popular Iyengar Yoga Teacher in Rishikesh.


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