datum: woensdag 13 september 2017
Yoga & Pranayama Series
Every month at The Conscious Club with Ramon Kinkel we have a special Yoga & Pranayama class. Pranayama is derived from 2 Sanskrit words - Prana (life force) and Ayama (control). Therefore, in its broadest description, Pranayama would mean the control of the flow of life force.
During breathing for Pranayama ‘Inhalation’ (puraka) stimulates the system and fills the lungs with fresh air. ‘Retention’ (kumbhaka) raises the internal temperature and plays an important part in increasing the absorption of oxygen. ‘Exhalation’ (rechak) causes the diaphragm to return to the original position and air full of toxins and impurities is forced out by the contraction of inter-costal muscles. These are the main components leading to Pranayama which massages the abdominal muscles and tones up the working of various organs of the body. Due to the proper functions of these organs, vital energy flows to all the systems. The success of Pranayama depends on proper ratios being maintained between inhalation, exhalation and retention.
This class we will start with the practice of asana (poses), the third limb of the eight limbs of yoga mentioned in the yoga sutras of Patanjali. By starting the class with asana (poses), the energy will flow through the body and you will sit more comfortable in a meditative pose to practice pranayama. The asana's will be followed by the practice of pranayama, the fourth limb in the yoga sutras. The practice of pranayama will bring the energy in your body back in balance and will clear your mind from thoughts, to get deeper into a guided meditation at the end.
The perfect class to bring yourself back in balance!
About Ramon Kinkel
Years ago, on his search for a healthier and more balanced life, Ramon found the path of yoga. Ramon spent months in ashrams, where he learned and experienced the deepest meanings of yoga. After his spiritual birthday, his guru, dr. Guruji Omanand gave him the name Rama Anand, named after the Hindu god Rama. As Rama Anand, he became teacher and host at Paramanand Ashram Indore, India. Currently his classes include traditional Hatha yoga asana, pranayama (yogic breathing exercises) and meditation.
Date: Wednesday the 13th of September
Time: 20:00 - 21:15
Location: The Conscious Club - Lauriergracht 142, Amsterdam
Price: €15,- // Also available with you OneFit card, 10-ride and 5-ride pass