Pranayama workshop with José Antonio Offroy

José Antonio Offroy (Lakshmana) is one of the scholars of yoga more notable and Veterans of this country, author of the book The yoga of Patanjali. The Yoga Sutras and creator of the page's disclosure of the yoga traditional, Yogadharsana. It is a privilege to attend one of his seminars. The 21 de mayo offers an intensive theoretical and practical of Pranayama in Madrid.


Practitioner for more than 40 years, José Antonio Offroy It declares as his main influences the of André Van Lysebeth, T. K. V. Desikachar and Sri Yogendra, Swami Sivananda, B. K. S. Iyengar. Also practice zen for over 15 years and is a member of the international Zen Association. Formed as Professor of yoga in the Center Cántabro of Yoga, taught classes of hatha yoga traditional during twelve years.

Professionally he trained as a merchant marine captain and is currently head of search and rescue in the Bay of Algeciras. Creator of the web pages Yogadarshana , one of the most comprehensive in the altruistic dissemination of the science of yoga, and Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (, is author of the book The yoga of Patanjali. The Yoga Sutras and a second pending editing book: The essence of traditional yoga.

Intensive theory and practice of Pranayama

The Sanskrit term pranayama an extensive set of techniques known to control the prāṇa, a concept which means at the same time energy and life. Prāṇa is a term Sanskrit to be called the energy essential of the universe, and is concept untranslatable in all its depth to our language. On the other hand ayāma means control and expand or extend. Hence was born the term to describe the set of techniques of control of the breath, pranayama: control or expansion of prāṇa, of universal energy that runs through our body.

The prāṇa is pervading life, force or any activity which of itself is inert, inactive. In the culture scientific, its forms more known are the different energies that contemplates the Science: electricity, magnetism, energy Atomic, etc. However, traditionally, the prāṇa is the evolutionary engine that can be found in the five elements of nature: Earth, water, air, light and space.

Given the variety of manifestations, the prāṇa can be found in everything that gives us strength and health: sunlight, air, water and pure food. But not only on specific things; also is found in the emotions positive (joy, love, serenity), the actions pure and the behavior correct.

The prāṇa is intimately connected with our mental and spiritual aspects. For this reason, the concentration during the execution of the exercises is essential. However, the most important source of the prāṇa is the atmosphere. Through pranayama we regulate the prāṇa within ourselves, through some breathing exercises. In this way we can influence its acquisition from abroad and its distribution within the body.

(The aim is double: 1) fill us with vital energy that improve us physical health, and 2) activate certain energies latent within us that we can connect with other deeper dimension, with another way of "seeing" reality.

In this seminar with one of the most veteran scholars of yoga in our country For more than 40 years, will deepen in one of the most important techniques of yoga bodies, the pranayama. The theory is sandwiched with practice.

Theory: Concept and definition of prana and pranayama, pranayama in the Yoga Sutras Patanjali, the pranayama in hatha yoga, physiology of pranayama, the subtle body, pranayama techniques, mudras and bandhas, etc. (use also audio-visual content for a better understanding of the matter)

Practice: Will discuss techniques of breathing full, rhythmic (samavrtti), AC (nadisodhana), forced (kapalabhati and bhastrika), victorious (ujjayi). And we will also do meditation on the breath.

Please bring meditation cushion, if you don't have to ask the Center to write down it when you book the plaza, for which contribution one.

When: Saturday, May 21, from 9.30 to 14.00 pm

Where: Yoga Center Padmasana Center, C / sea of Oman, 34 28033 Madrid. T 620325071 (essential reservation writing mail to

The intensive price: €35

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