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Zazen Pranayama

 Zazen – Pranayama Workshop with Aris Kapetanakis

Sunday April 17th , 2016

Aris is practicing Ashtanga Yoga and is authorized by Manju P. Jois to teach Nadi Shodhana Pranayama.

He is practicing Zazen other than 15 years. He attended several Sesshin sessions in Greece with Zen Monk Shokan ( Shogen Zen Dojo), in Felsentor (Switzerland), in Japan και United States.

In yogic terms Prana means the vital energy and Ayam means exercise. Pranayam defines the regulation of the in and out flow of this vital energy. It explains that the body, breath and the mind are intricately interwoven. When the air moves the mind moves and when the air is stilled the mind also could be stilled. Hence the various techniques employed in Pranayam are to stabilize the flow of air thus to achieve the balanced state of mind. This workshop will be an inro to the fourth limb of Yoga, Pranayama – the yoga of breathing. Breathing is at the core of our continued existence, since without breathing, in one form or another, there can be no life. The practice of Pranayama techniques has been studied and can clearly have an influence on brain wave patterns, helping to attain a deeper level of concentration, meditation and falling asleep.

Like in Pranayama, in Zazen, the body,  the breath and the mind come together as one reality. Each Zazen session will help to deepen the concentration and balance of mind.


06:00 – 07:15 Led practice

07:30 – 08:00 Pranayama

08:00 – 08:15 Tea

08:15 – 09:45 Zazen / Kinhin / Zazen

09:45 – 10:00 Break

10:00 – 11:30 Zazen / Kinhin / Zazen

11:30 – 12:30 Pranayama Θεωρία – Πρακτική

Cost: € 40,00 (€ 20,00 students of Porta Pandana Ashtanga Yoga Shala)

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