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YOGANAND PRANAKRIYA

Yoganand Michael Carroll

While studying with Kripalu Yoga masters in India and America, Yoganand taught at the Kripalu Center for more than 15 years before founding Pranakriya Yoga, which he developed from the original teachings of Swami Kripalavanandaji and reconfigured to meet the needs of Western yogis in today’s world without taking away from the authenticity and power of the ancient teachings.

Yoganand founded the Pranakriya School of Yogic Healing Arts in 2005, and served as its Dean of Curriculum for many years. He is now retired and teaches only a few programs and retreats each year. He and his wife Elzy currently live on a mountain in Boquete, Panama, near the Costa Rica border. They welcome visitors who are interested in exploring yoga and nature in the tropics.

Pranakriya means to ‘quicken or intensify the lifeforce (prana).’ Pranakriya Yoga focuses on raising our aliveness level through the practice of common and esoteric yoga techniques, and then carrying that aliveness out into the world. Experiencing each situation with an increased level of aliveness lets us see new opportunities and possibilities to be more present to learn, heal and grow. The Pranakriya approach to yoga teaches us to live each moment fully, without the ’filler’ of wasted time and energy.

PRODUCTS TO SUPPORT YOUR YOGA PRACTICE

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PRANAKRIYA MEDITATIVE POSTURE CLASS

A 78 minute professionally recorded class led by Yoganand. This class was designed to serve as an intermediate level foundational practice class for all Pranakriya Yoga students.

Includes: Dirgha, Ujjayi and Kapalabhati breathing, a warm up sequence, a variety of mat and standing postures, cool down postures and relaxation. Digital download or CD disc from cdbaby.com

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PRANAKRIYA YOGA WORKOUT CLASS

A 78 minute Professionally recorded class led by Yoganand and available as a digital download. This class was designed as a Vinyasa style athletic class for Pranakriya students.

The class begins with meditation and Pranayama including Kapalabhati, followed by a brief warm up routine and 3 Surya Namaskars containing a variety of postures. The class ends with a cool down flow, relaxation and closing meditation. Digital download or CD disc from  cdbaby.com

PRANAYAMA: THE PRANAKRIYA APPROACH TO YOGIC BREATHING

Beginner Level Instruction and Practice

A 2-disc digital download including instruction in: Sitting for Pranayama, Dirgha, Ujjayi, Kapalabhati, Nadi Shodhana and Anuloma Viloma Pranayamas.
The second disc contains a 48 minute Pranayama experience with each Pranayama on a separate track so you can create a customized practice. Digital download or CD disk from cdbaby.com

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PRANAYAMA: THE PRANAKRIYA APPROACH TO YOGIC BREATHING

Intermediate Level Practice

Written instruction is included for Dirgha, Ujjayi and Kapalabhati breathing. Instructional tracks teach Bhastrika and Parvatasana breathing. The practice sessions is 43 minutes long and ends with a 22 minute guided Asana experience with emphasis on Yogic breathing. CD disk available from pranakriya.com/pk-shop/.

PRANAYAMA: A PATH TO HEALING AND FREEDOM (BOOK)

From the Dean of the acclaimed Kripalu School of Yoga and founder of Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts come the wisdom and tools to help you leverage your yoga practice as a vehicle for profound self-growth. Pranayama (yogic breathwork) is a journey of self-discovery that is, above all, about being authentic. It invites you to shed ideas of who you think you should be, in order to open to the person you really are. Yoga master Yoganand Michael Carroll and his longtime student Allison Gemmel Laframboise dive deep into the mystery and techniques of the ancient hatha yoga traditions to reclaim valuable teachings that have been lost to contemporary practitioners. What’s uncovered is pranayama as a system for increased healing, vibrancy, and liberation. If you want to get more from your yoga, Pranayama: A Path to Healing and Freedom is your guide to living from your truth, with complete acceptance and ultimate vitality.

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A PRANAKRIYA COMPANION TO PRACTICE: THE ASHTAVAKA GITA

Verses from the 14th century Vedanta text Ashtavakra Gita spoken by Yoganand with a music background appropriate for Yoga practice by Rudeyna.

Deepen your asana, pranayama, and meditation practice by contemplating these ancient teachings from the Ashtavakra Gita.
This recording is intended to be played during your personal practice of asanas, pranayamas, and meditation. As you flow through your practice, let the music and verses wash over you. Try to feel the verses rather than understand them. Let any insight that emerges carry you deeper into your practice. Available as a Digital download from Rudeyna's website.

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A MEDITATION FRIEND

The Pranakriya Companion to Practice music without the verses

Rudeyna's 75 minute meditative sound track without the verses from the Ashtavakra Gita. Available as a Digital download from Rudeyna's website.

PRANAYAMA: A PATH TO HEALING AND FREEDOM (BOOK)

From the Dean of the acclaimed Kripalu School of Yoga and founder of Pranakriya School of Yoga Healing Arts come the wisdom and tools to help you leverage your yoga practice as a vehicle for profound self-growth. Pranayama (yogic breathwork) is a journey of self-discovery that is, above all, about being authentic. It invites you to shed ideas of who you think you should be, in order to open to the person you really are. Yoga master Yoganand Michael Carroll and his longtime student Allison Gemmel Laframboise dive deep into the mystery and techniques of the ancient hatha yoga traditions to reclaim valuable teachings that have been lost to contemporary practitioners. What’s uncovered is pranayama as a system for increased healing, vibrancy, and liberation. If you want to get more from your yoga, Pranayama: A Path to Healing and Freedom is your guide to living from your truth, with complete acceptance and ultimate vitality.

Cover for Advert Companion to Practice A

A PRANAKRIYA COMPANION TO PRACTICE: THE ASHTAVAKA GITA

Verses from the 14th century Vedanta text Ashtavakra Gita spoken by Yoganand with a music background appropriate for Yoga practice by Rudeyna.

Deepen your asana, pranayama, and meditation practice by contemplating these ancient teachings from the Ashtavakra Gita.
This recording is intended to be played during your personal practice of asanas, pranayamas, and meditation. As you flow through your practice, let the music and verses wash over you. Try to feel the verses rather than understand them. Let any insight that emerges carry you deeper into your practice. Available as a Digital download from Rudeyna's website.

A Meditation Friend 1500x1500 300.jpg

A MEDITATION FRIEND

The Pranakriya Companion to Practice music without the verses

Rudeyna's 75 minute meditative sound track without the verses from the Ashtavakra Gita. Available as a Digital download from Rudeyna's website.

Dharma Then Moksha: The Untold Story of Swami Kripalu

by Richard Faulds (Author)

Swami Kripalu (1913-1981) was one of the most accomplished yogis of the 20th century. As a young man, he overcame poverty to distinguish himself in the fields of literature and music. In midlife he became a swami and gained renown as a teacher and inspirational speaker. Using his fame to serve society, he was recognized as one of India's great humanitarian saints. His last three decades were dedicated to intensive practice, pursuing the end stages of yoga as described in the ancient texts but seldom attempted by modern practitioners. He came to the United States in 1977, where he spent his final four years in residence at the original Kripalu ashram in Pennsylvania and played an instrumental role in bringing yoga to the West. This book sheds new light on the person behind all these accomplishments - whose remarkable life bridges the myth and mysticism of traditional India with the secular and scientific West.

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