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Pranayama "Expansion and Extension of the Life Force" Festival

  • Hridaya Hermitage 245 Greenwood Brook Road Industry, Maine United States of America (map)

True happiness and fulfillment comes from life enhancing experiences. All suffering comes from life diminishing, life being taken away. We all want more experience, more happiness; more life!

The breath is the vehicle of life. We can survive weeks without food, days without water, but only minutes without breathing. The practice of Pranayama is the perfection of breathing, the methodology of expanding life. Pran is the “life force” or energy that animates all life. Ayama means “expansion” or “extension”. Pranayama is the “expansion and extension of the life force”.

Through directed attention, deepening awareness and dynamic exercises Pranayama expands and extends the gross, subtle and energetic aspects of breathing, expanding the Pran and extending our experience of living. Resulting in the expansion and extension of fulfillment!

Join us for this festival and learn seldom revealed secrets of Pranayama. It is the most powerful Yogic practice, purifying the body and the mind, freeing us from all levels of toxicity and filling us with LIFE!

Through Pranayama we have the power to expand life, benefiting ourselves, the world and all beings!

Our Festival day includes:

  •  3 ½ hours teachings, application and discussion introducing Yogi life and Pranayama

  •  An Asana (postures), Pranayam (breath extension) and meditation intensive

  • Sattvic (balanced) vegan fare-prepared by experienced dedicated practitioners and chefs

  • Pradakshina-a meditative hike, circumambulating our Guru's practice temple, a traditional practice to receive the emanations of accomplished practitioners (optional)

  • Traditional Yogic ceremonies-outer experiences that reflect and enhance our inner goals

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Om Narbhavi Swaha "Goodness is manifest for all beings!"