Learn to harness the power of three-dimensional thoraco-pelvic cylindrical breathing by properly utilizing the psoas myofascial muscle. Deep breathing allows one to feel the breath down to the pelvic floor by properly utilizing the diaphragm and thereby releasing tension in the sternum. This is a fundamental step in guiding prāṇa in the spinal breathing techniques of Himalayan practices. Experience the power of prāṇāyāma breathwork to bring about emotional release, meditative repose, vitality and wellness. A selection of the topics and techniques that will be covered includes:
– Thoraco-pelvic psoas breathing
– 3D cylindrical deep breathing
– Breathing down to the pelvic floor
– Controlling breath from the core
– Releasing tension in the sternum
– Ujjāyī breathing to control flow
– Guiding prāṇa up the spinal cord
– Squatting pose to activate psoas
– Pavana-muktāsana for psoas balance
– Breathing synchronized with Oṃ
HH Swami Vidyadhishananda is a yogi-monk who reveals to us rare prāṇāyāma and meditation techniques from the Himalayan siddha tradition. He hails from lineages of meditation adepts that are a combined heritage of rishi sages and nath yogis.
Travel & Flights
For those coming from out of town, we recommend flying into either LAX or SBA. SBA is a half hour drive to downtown Santa Barbara (where this venue is located), whereas LAX is a minimum 2 hour drive. Car rental may not be necessary, but could be helpful. Some rides will be provided by local Los Angeles and Santa Barbara area devotees.
Guests should book their own overnight accommodations at a nearby hotel, hostel or campsite. For more affordable options, we recommend Airbnb, which connects you with locals who have rooms or houses to rent out. Please visit airbnb.com to search for available rooms and houses. Or, click here for a list of other accommodation options. If you would like to stay in a hotel or Airbnb room with others, we would be happy to connect you with other devotees interested in room shares. Please call our Santa Barbara office for assistance in connecting with roommates.
Registration & Donation
Your registration is not a donation to the Nonprofit, as it only covers the expense of the event. If you wish to make a charitable, tax-deductible donation to support this program and the Nonprofit’s curriculum, there will be an opportunity to do so during registration or in-person.
CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY
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Registration Amount Refunds
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Cancellation by the Organizer
Self Enquiry Life Fellowship reserves the right to cancel any event at any time. In the instance an event is cancelled, registrants will be notified and offered the option of receiving a refund or credit toward a future event. While Self Enquiry Life Fellowship never anticipates cancelling an event, due to unforeseeable circumstances some events may be canceled. Self Enquiry Life Fellowship does not refund travel related expenses, including airline tickets, in the case of event cancellation. Therefore Self Enquiry Life Fellowship advises all participants to refrain from purchasing non-refundable airline tickets.