‘In pranayama the first essentials are to learn how to sit correctly with the head down, so that the body remains straight and steady, and how the maximum amount of air can be taken into the lungs to oxygenate the blood. Keep the height of the spinal column the same throughout the practice‘.BKS Iyengar, Light on Pranayama
This subject is presented in parts and contains articles, videos, and quotes. 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 Art of sitting is for 10 weeks.
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.