7/6 Concurrent Session 3-B 13:15-14:45 The specific roles of breathing, bandha-s and mudrâ-s in yoga therapy François Lorin Institut Français de Yoga
[3-B] The Specific Roles of Breathing, Bandha-s and Mudrâ-s in Yoga Therapy Krishnamacharya's genius revived deep techniques such as tataka mudrâ and maha mudrâ, stressing the fundamental role of the three bandha-s (jalandhara, mûla and uddiyana) to strenghten the base of the trunk and to increase the health of the abdominal viscerae. He taught the proper use of breathing in simple âsana-s to reduce weight, correct backs' unbalances, and improve several diseases caused by improper digestive and eliminatory functions. He showed how to restore peace and harmony to a stressed and anxious, human being, also through breathing techniques in appropriate simple âsana-s. These techniques will be introduced in this workshop to give yoga therapists more tools to work with.
François Lorin François attended J. Krishnamurti’s talks regularly in India and Europe from 1963 and from 1966 to 1987 studied with T.K.V. Desikachar, son of the famous yogi T. Krishnamacharya. He studied the yoga sutras, asanas, pranayama, the Bhagavad Gita, Hatha Yoga Pradipika, and other yogic texts. He received recognition from the Viniyoga International Association as a yoga teacher. He has trained yoga teachers since 1968, and is one of the co-founders of the Institut Français de Yoga. Having experienced the non reality of the notion of self, Francois shares his understanding with his students as the main solution to human suffering. François' understanding of yoga therapy is to allow people to recover their freedom in body, breath, mind and prâna's flow.