‘In pranayamic inspiration, diaphragmatic contraction is delayed until after the conscious contraction of the muscles of the anterior and lateral abdominal wall. These muscles are diagonally connected to the ribcage above and the pelvis below’.Iyengar BKS. Light on Pranayama p.23-24.
This subject is presented in seven parts and contains articles, video and audio extracts, and quotes. Many examples of Ujjayi are provided in part seven – Additional Practice Resources for you to practise with. The subject draws on conventions from around the globe to provide breadth and depth to the subject. It is advisable to immerse yourself in the subject, consuming the content thoroughly.
Apply a reflective mode, where you might read an article prior to, or immediately after practice. Keep a reflective journal to note your experiences as you engage through the Learn, Study, Practise modes offered throughout this subject. Quotes are often accompanied by an extract of the text. Take the time to engage deeply with the extracts provided. More importantly, support the authors by purchasing the publications for your own library. Articles and book extracts are provided for student study material only and comply with copyright laws. Access to P-03 is for 10 weeks.
Organise your learning into weekly parts where you review an article more than once, watch the video extract and make notes, then practice along with the instruction, and finally participate in the recorded hour long class to consolidate your learning.
The material in this subject is not intended as a replacement for a teacher but brings together a diverse range of material including articles and video extracts from conventions to deliver a literature review along with experiential knowledge gained through practice.