Pranayama: The Breath of Life

Pranayama: The Breath of Life

Sun, Moon, and Fire: Philosophy of Hatha Yoga

Sandra Anderson

Is it possible to change how we deal with our circumstances by gaining greater awareness of and control over the breath? Pranayama is the most powerful of all of the hatha yoga practices, Sandra Anderson explains, because it allows us to work most directly with prana. By using these breathing techniques and cultivating relaxed breathing in our life, we can access the link between body and mind, balance the nervous system, and transform our mental state.

Format: Video with audio download
Length: 8 mins

About the Author

Sandra Anderson

For over 25 years Sandra Anderson has shared her extensive experience in yoga practice and theory with students from all over the world. A senior faculty member and resident at the Himalayan Institute, her teaching reflects access to the living oral tradition, and the embodied experience of 30 years of dedicated practice. With a background in the natural sciences and studies in classical Sanskrit, along with frequent pilgrimages to India, Sandy has a rare capacity to eloquently convey the richness of spiritual life in our contemporary world. She is the coauthor of the award-winning book, Yoga Mastering the Basics, and was a contributing editor and columnist for Yoga International magazine. She is now a frequent contributor to YogaInternational.com, offering instructional videos, workshops, and articles. Sandy leads trainings and retreats both nationally and internationally, and at the headquarters of the Himalayan Institute.