"Breath is Life" Pranayama & meditation course
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"Breath is Life" Pranayama & meditation course

Pranayama / Meditation / Bandhas extensive course that will change your life.
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Created by Michaël Bijker
Last updated 7/2020
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  • 15 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn to use the breath as a tool to become a master of mind and body
Requirements
  • From beginner to advanced yoga practitioner
Description

An extensive Pranayama course to get a profound understanding of breathing and meditation. In this course you will learn how to use your breath like a wonderful tool to start controlling all systems in your body, take care of your mind and how to take the awareness to the Soul level and realize your true nature.   

(I believe these techniques should be available for everybody, money or no money. If you have no money to do the course you can PM me and we will find a solution)     

This course is mostly the same course as the 'Breath Is Life' -Breathing & Meditation course.
In this wonderful Pranayama, breathwork and meditation course you will learn how to use the power of the breath to:

  • Clear you mind and sharpen your awareness

  • Increase energy, health and mental balance

  • Energize or calm your body and mind

  • Become aware of the deeper layers of the self

Techniques learned in this Pranayama course:

  • Bandhas

  • Meditation

  • Kumbhakas

  • Yogic Breathing

  • Ujjayi Pranayama

  • Bhastrika Pranayama

  • Kapalbhati Pranayama

  • Kaki mudra Pranayama

  • Nadi Shodhana/ Anulom Vilom Pranayama

  • Pranava Pranayama

  • Bhramari Pranayama

  • Udgeeth Pranayama

  • Guided meditations, breathing and Pranayama sessions



                             " Proper breathing is the foundation of healthy living " 

                   The course is guided by founder of the Life Awareness Project, Michaël Bijker

                                                         

Who this course is for:
  • Everyone that wants to learn more about the power of breathing. People that want to deepen their yoga practice and yoga instructors. Basically everybody !
Course content
Expand all 71 lectures 14:57:54
+ Connecting with the breath (See section 6 for Warm Up videos and more)
20 lectures 04:21:10

In this module you will learn: 

  • proper, deep breathing and how to start using and connecting with different muscles of the breathing system. This is the foundation for further Pranayama, breathing practice. ​

  • to open up the whole body and all systems (nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, muscular - system etc. ) This opens up the energy systems in the body as well.

Only proceed to the next Pranayama technique when you have mastered the previous Pranayama technique. ​

Preview 02:11

Summary
This breathing technique is called Chit Shakti Prakriya Pranayama (Energy & consciousness Awakening breath)  as thought by Dr. Omanand Guruji.

In this session you will do this powerful breathing practice followed by a meditation to set your intention for this course and to make this a reality. This session will form the foundation for your commitment, energy and awareness for this course.

Benefits

  • Open up the energy system and consciousness

  • increase blood flow

  • stimulates all systems in the body (metabolism, cardio vesicular system, nervous system etc)

  • Set your intention and realize it in the coming weeks

  • Develop commitment and will power

  • Trains the mind to become focused

Energy & Consciousness Awakening Breath 1 - `Initiation session`
20:00

A short explanation how to get most out of the Pranayama session videos.

How to do the breathing sessions
07:24

In this video Michaël explains about the meaning of Pranayama, the benefits on mind & body and also the deeper aspects of getting in contact with your higher self and realizing your true nature.

Pranayama explained
08:49

How to sit comfortably

A short video explaining about the different ways of sitting for meditation and pranayama and how to do them. 

How to sit correctly
04:46

Another profound breathing session to open up mind and energy system. Learn more to tap into the power of the mind and become aware of higher self.

Energy & Consciousness Awakening Breath session 2
15:03

Another profound breathing session to open up mind and energy system. Learn more to tap into the power of the mind and become aware of higher self.

Energy & Consciousness Awakening Breath session 3
18:24

Summary
Creating more space within. Again a powerful session with guided breathing and meditation.  Generate inner space and open mind and consciousness.

Benefits

  • Create pace within, clarity of mind and expand consciousness

  • Become more able to design your own future

  • Learn to use the power of the mind

  • Trains the mind to become focused


Energy & Consciousness Awakening Breath session 4
18:02

Summary
Starting off with the very basics of breathing, learn to connect with the different breathing muscles to make your breathing deep.
Even if you have practiced a long time yoga before or stronger breathing practices, it is still a great session to relax and connect.

Benefits

  • Open up the breathing system

  • Gain control over breathing muscles

  • Calm down and relax mind & body

  • Trains the mind to become focused

Connecting with the breath 1
11:28

Summary
Do this video for instance in bed or on the floor. It is a deeply relaxing exercise. Really take your time when the session is finished to keep the relaxed and aware state of mind for some more time.

Benefits

  • Open up the breathing system

  • Gain control over breathing muscles

  • Calm down and relax mind & body

  • Trains the mind to become focused

Connecting with the breath 2
14:41


Summary
Going further into deepening the breath and connecting with the breathing system. This is the foundation of the rest of the course. Learning to control the breath = learning to control the mind.

Benefits

  • Gain control over breathing system

  • Oxygenating the body

  • Great preparation for meditation 

  • Training the mind to become focused

Preview 09:55

Summary
Going further into deepening the breath and connecting with the breathing system. This is the foundation of the rest of the course. Learning to control the breath = learning to control the mind.

Benefits

  • Gain control over breathing system

  • Oxygenating the body

  • Great preparation for meditation 

  • Training the mind to become focused

3 step breathing/ Yogic breathing - 2
11:12

Summary
Creating more space within. Again a powerful session with guided breathing and meditation.  Generate inner space and open mind and consciousness.

Benefits

  • Create pace within, clarity of mind and expand consciousness

  • Become more able to design your own future

  • Learn to use the power of the mind

  • Trains the mind to become focused

Energy & Consciousness Awakening Breath session 5
19:38

Summary
Kumbhaka is the pause between an inhale and exhale. To further clarify the teachings of pranayama the khumbhaka which follows the exhale is called the bahya kumbhaka and that which follows the inhale is called the antara kumbhaka

Benefits

  • Gain control over breathing system

  • Gain control over the subtler energies

  • Gain control over mind and emotions

  • Open up and strengthen lungs

Kumbhakas - Holding of the breath
02:26

Summary
A very powerful breathing session that will open up and strengthen the mind, the breathing, nervous and energy system. After the session really take time to let the effects work on you.
!READ PRECAUTIONS IN THE VIDEO VERY WELL!

Benefits

  • Opens up all systems in the body

  • Cleanses mind, body and energy system

  • Opens up energy channels

  • Resets emotional system

Strong Yogic Breathing
18:59

Summary
Another very powerful breathing session that will open up and strengthen the mind, the breathing, nervous and energy system. After the session really take time to let the effects work on you.
!READ PRECAUTIONS IN THE VIDEO VERY WELL!

Benefits

  • Opens up all systems in the body

  • Cleanses mind, body and energy system

  • Opens up energy channels

  • Resets emotional system

Strong Yogic Breathing session 2 - "A body of energy"
18:41

A short explanation how to finish the Pranyama sessions.

How to end the breathing sessions
03:29

Summary
Another very powerful breathing session that will open up and strengthen the mind, the breathing, nervous and energy system. After the session really take time to let the effects work on you.

Benefits

  • Opens up all systems in the body

  • Cleanses mind, body and energy system

  • Opens up energy channels

  • Resets emotional system

Strong yogic breathing session 3 - "Feeling your energy body"
19:30

Summary
Another very powerful breathing session that will open up and strengthen the mind, the breathing, nervous and energy system. After the session really take time to let the effects work on you.

Benefits

  • Opens up all systems in the body

  • Cleanses mind, body and energy system

  • Opens up energy channels

  • Resets emotional system

Strong yogic breathing session 4 - "The infinite space within"
19:54

In the Raja yoga system there is a systematic process towards a state of Self realisation. The 8 limbs of Yoga.

8 Limbs of Yoga explained (Short)
16:38
+ Using the breath as a tool
13 lectures 02:40:25

In this module we will learn the techniques to cleanse, strengthen and open up mind, body and the energy systems.

Introduction module 2
02:14

A short video with some theory to help improve your meditation practice.

Meditation explained part 1
05:38
Importance of nasal breathing
04:44

Summary
Kapal = skull, Bhati = shining/cleansing. Now that we have made the breath strong and have opened up all the systems in the body, we are going to cleanse on a finer level. With this breathing technique you will learn to cleanse and stimulate the nervous and energy system. In this video you will learn this technique step by step, you can do/ watch the video several times before proceeding to the next Day/ video. It is very important to take your time and not hurry. 

Benefits

  • Stimulate blood flow through internal organs

  • Burns excess fat and toxins from the body

  • Release energy

  • Brings clarity in the mind

Kapalbhati Pranayama
17:30

Summary
A step by step explanation of Kapalbhati Pranayama. Kapal = skull, Bhati = shining/cleansing. Now that we have made the breath strong and have opened up all the systems in the body, we are going to cleanse on a finer level. With this breathing technique you will learn to cleanse and stimulate the nervous and energy system. In this video you will learn this technique step by step, you can do/ watch the video several times before proceeding to the next Day/ video. It is very important to take your time and not hurry.

Benefits

  • Stimulate blood flow through internal organs

  • Burns excess fat and toxins from the body

  • Release energy

  • Brings clarity in the mind

Kapalbhati Pranayama step by step session
15:40
Kapalbhati Pranayama session
16:34

Summary
Bhastrika pranayama is quite similar to Kapalbhati only you also inhale with force. It is a very powerful breathing technique with which you can clean out and open up all layers of your mind and body. Only proceed doing this technique if you have mastered kapalbhati pranayama and only do this on an empty stomach. Don´t do this if you suffer from epileptic attacks or serious heart problems. Don´t do this before sleep.

Benefits

  • Deep cleansing and energizing of mind and body

  • Resets the emotional system

  • Becoming aware of a calm center within

  • Strengthens digestive and reproductive system

Bhastrika Pranayama explained
08:42

Summary
A practical explanation of Bhastrika Pranayama where you will follow Michaëls´instructions to generate strength, health and meditation.

Benefits

  • Deep cleansing and energizing of mind and body

  • Resets the emotional system

  • Becoming aware of a calm center within

  • Strengthens digestive and reproductive system

Bhastrika Pranayama session 1
17:01

Summary
Another wonderful session to deepen you practice of Bhastrika Pranayama

Benefits

  • Deep cleansing and energizing of mind and body

  • Resets the emotional system

  • Becoming aware of a calm center within

  • Strengthens digestive and reproductive system

Bhastrika Pranayama session 2
21:58

Summary
Breathe to bring awareness and energy into the body. In this breathing session we will use the breath as a tool to bring health and vitality into all levels of our being.

Benefits

  • Breathing `cosmic energy`

  • Cleanses mind, body and energy system

  • Learn to bring stillness in the breath

  • Learning to deepen and slow down the breath

Kaki mudra Pranayama
14:26

Summary
Another wonderful breathing session of kaki Mudra Pranayama to bring awareness and energy into the body. In this breathing session we will use the breath as a tool to bring health and vitality into all levels of our being.

Benefits

  • Breathing `cosmic energy`

  • Cleanses mind, body and energy system

  • Learn to bring stillness in the breath

  • Learning to deepen and slow down the breath

Kaki Mudra Pranayama session 2
12:33

Summary
Another wonderful breathing session of kaki Mudra Pranayama to bring awareness and energy into the body. In this breathing session we will use the breath as a tool to bring health and vitality into all levels of our being.

Benefits

  • Breathing `cosmic energy`

  • Cleanses mind, body and energy system

  • Learn to bring stillness in the breath

  • Learning to deepen and slow down the breath

Kaki Mudra Pranayama session 3
17:48

A wonderful way to cool down the system and balance the doshas (it balances the Pitta/ fire dosha) . Sitali means cooling, Sitkari means hissing. These are 2 Pranayama practices with the same benefits and precautions.

Benefits: 

  • Cools the body and it's systems

  • Reduces anxiety and stress

  • Increases concentration

  • Controls hunger and quenches the thirst

  • Reduces high blood pressure

  • Helps bad breath

Precautions:

  • Don´t do it when having LBP

  • When suffering from asthma or a cold don't do it

  • Don't do it when you are already cold or are in a very cold environment

Extra: Cooling breath (Sitali & Sitkari Pranayama)
05:37
+ Bandhas and Bahya Pranayama
5 lectures 34:18

The Sanskrit word mula refers to the root of a plant or tree. The word bandha means to check,  obstruct, restrain, lock. Bandha is described as the damming up of a river, by doing this we can expand, open and strengthen the flow of energies through the body.

Bandhas explained: Moola Bandha
08:19

Uddiyana  is a Sanskrit word meaning "to rise up." In this second bandha, energy  moves upward more forcefully than it does in mula bandha. 

Bandhas explained: Uddiyana Bandha
06:43

Jalandhara is a Sanskrit word derived from the roots jal, meaning "throat," and dhara,  meaning "flow." It is performed by bringing the chin down towards the  chest; therefore, it is also called the "chin lock." Practicing this  bandha improves the function of the thyroid and parathyroid glands, as  well as supports the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. 

Bandhas explained: Jalandhara Bandha
03:42
Bandhas explained: Maha Bandha
04:28

A very powerful practice. Bahya  Pranayama is one of the vital respiration exercises in which you have to forcibly breathe in (inhale), breath out and then hold the breath (retention). In this, the breathing is kept outside during the process  so that’s why this Pranayama is named as Baahya Pranayama. 

Benefits of Bahya Pranayama

  • Helpful in all abdominal complaints (like Constipation, Acidity, Gastric problem, Hernia) and cure it completely.

  • It cures the reproductive organs related complaints.

  • Improves the concentration of the mind.

  • Improves the digestion.

  • Beneficial for diabetes patients.

  • Cures the urinary and sperm-related problems.

  • Very helpful to achieve the tranquility and self-enlightenment.

Precaution

  • People who have heart or BP (blood pressure) problems should not attempt this.

  • Women in their period and pregnant or planning to become pregnant women should not try this.

  • All Pranayama should be done on empty stomach.

  • At first start, the Pranayama process with Bhastrika Pranayama after that go for other Pranayama.

Bahya Pranayama
11:06
+ Going deeper
14 lectures 02:58:20
Introduction module 3
03:38
Meditation explained 2 - "Layers of the self"
03:50

Summary
Learning to breath like the ocean; the tide flowing in and out.  Learn to breath with your whole being; receiving and letting go.  Through controlling the breath we can also start to control the mind.

Benefits

  • Breathing with mind and body

  • Cleanses mind, body and energy system

  • Preparing the mind for meditation

  • Learning to deepen and slow down the breath

Preview 09:33
Ujjayi Pranayama session 2 - Ocean breathing
12:28
Ujjayi Pranayama session 3 - Applying Kumbhakas
14:12
Ujjayi Pranayama session 4 - Breathing and meditation
14:57

Summary
A breathing session in which we combine Energy & Consciousness Awakening breath with Ocean Breathing to center more the awareness. Keep training your mind to become able to focus on one point and center your awareness. This brings great clarity and inner peace.

3 rounds of ECAB, each round followed with some very gentle Ocean Breaths.

Benefits

  • Create pace within, clarity of mind and expand consciousness

  • Become more able to design your own future

  • Learn to use the power of the mind

  • Trains the mind to become focused

Energy & Consciousness Awakening Breath session 6
18:34

Benefits of Anulom Vilom Pranayama

  • Helps to cure mental problems like Depression, Anxiety, stress, Tension etc.

  • Most beneficial for breathing related problems like (Bronchitis, Asthma) etc.

  • Improve the working of lungs.

  • Best breathing technique for boosting your memory (Makes your brain sharper).

  • Improves your immune system, so it cures general issues like a cough & cold.

  • Without any doubt, Anulom Vilom is the most suitable Pranayama for all.

  • Alternate nostril breathing is an ideal breathing technique for maintaining your heart healthy.

Anulom Vilom/ Nadi Shodhana Pranayama - Theoretical explanation
05:33
Anulom Vilom/ Nadi Shodhana Pranayama - Practical explanation
14:21
Anulom Vilom/ Nadi Shodhana Pranayama sesssion
12:11
Refining the breath - sharpening the awareness
04:17
Bhastrika & Nadi Shodhana session
15:38
Kapalbhati & Nadi Shodhana session
11:12

This is a longer Pranayama session.  Follow the precautions at the beginning of the video!

In this session we will do:

Alternative version of Bhastrika (full yogic breathing)
Kapalbhati  Pranayama
Bahya Pranayama
Nadi Shodhana
Pranava Pranayama
Meditation 

Full Pranayama Session - Advanced!
37:56
+ Connecting with the source
10 lectures 01:40:13
Introduction module 4
02:44
Meditation explained 3 - "Your true nature"
01:49
Pranava Pranayama - Cosmic breathing
03:25
Cosmic breathing session
17:35
Bhramari Pranayama
07:49
Udgeeth pranayama
11:51
15 Minute guided meditation
16:33
Your mind is like a garden - lecture
03:47
Vipassana Meditation - Seeing reality as it is
03:25
Vipassana meditation session
31:15
+ Useful additional course material
9 lectures 02:43:28

Summary
In just 5 minutes connect, strengthen and stretch body and mind and build up routine and discipline. A great way start your day and to open up before doing the breathing sessions.
Benefits

  • Increases blood flow

  • Opens up breathing system

  • Opens up the energy channels

  • Strengthens the core and spine

5 minute warmup
07:36

Five Tibetan Rites
5 wonderful techniques to increase strength and vitality. Combining breathing and movement for a complete warmup to strengthen and open up all systems in the body with numerous benefits! This is my personal favorite.

Benefits

  • Opens up all energy systems in the body

  • Gives strength and vitality

  • Relieves stress

  • Strengthens the core and back

Preview 12:43

A series of 12 yoga asanas (poses) done in a flowing manner with the breath. A wonderful way of opening and strengthening the body and its systems.

Benefits

  • Opens up all energy systems in the body

  • Gives strength and vitality

  • Relieves stress

  • Strengthens the core and back


Sun salutation Hatha Yoga style
15:49

A 25 minute powerful yoga asana (posture) session that will open up and strengthen the mind, the breathing, nervous and energy system.

Benefits

  • Opens up and strengthens mind & body

  • Improves flexibility

  • Develops will power

  • Enhances mind body connection

Strong Yoga Asana session of 25 minutes
24:18
A little explanation about self practice
01:12

A deep relaxation/ guided meditation session with Brain Enhancing Audio to harmonize the brain and create a meditative brainwave state. Use headphones to get the full experience. You can either sit or lay down.
Enjoy the mind-journey.


'Universal Being' - Guided meditation session
30:59

A deep relaxation/ guided breathing and meditation session with Brain Enhancing Audio to harmonize the brain and create a meditative brainwave state. Use headphones to get the full experience. You can either sit or lay down.
Enjoy the mind-journey.


´Breathing consciousness´ - Guided meditation session
22:15

A healing session with deep relaxation/ guided meditation Brain Enhancing Audio to harmonize the brain and create a meditative brainwave state. Use headphones to get the full experience. You can either sit or lay down.
Enjoy the mind-journey.


´Healing Mind & Body´- Guided meditation session
24:49

A deep relaxation/ guided meditation session with Brain Enhancing Audio to harmonize the brain and create a meditative brainwave state. In this session you will be peeling off the layers of tension that obscure the light of the soul.

Use headphones to get the full experience. You can either sit or lay down.

Enjoy.

´Opening up´- Guided meditation session
23:47