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The Science of Breath

  • Ananda Teaching Center 2171 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA United States (map)


A Daylong Retreat with Saiganesh Sairaman and others

Saturday, August 10, 10 am-3:30 pm

Cost: $75 (lunch provided)

Optional guided meditation, 3:30-4:30 pm

Yogananda encouraged his students to be “Breath Scientists,” that is, to use the breath as our innate experiential guide on our spiritual journey. Numerous scientific students have shown how conscious breathing can influence one’s mental, emotional, and physical state. In this daylong retreat, we will focus on gaining a deeper understanding of our breath, and learn ways to use it as a tool to calm and center ourselves—both in meditation and in daily life.

Some areas we will explore include:

  • The physiology of breath and ways to relax

  • Consciously working with subtle yogic nature of breath as prana

  • Ways to deepen meditation through attunement with the breath

  • Working with the breath to calm emotions and counteract stress

*A light vegetarian lunch will be provided.

**Wear comfortable, stretchy clothes.

Instructor: Saiganesh Sairaman and others

*Day-long retreat program costs apply to everyone, including tithing members

Earlier Event: August 7
Learn to Meditate