Svastha Yoga Therapy | Module 3

Breath Functioning & Sequencing, Cardiovascular, Respiratory Systems

This professional program on yoga therapy brings you the most effective aspects of traditional yoga (based on the teachings of Krishnamacharya) and Ayurveda combined with modern medicine. Designed especially for yoga teachers and advanced practitioners, the program may also be of interest to people from related fields.

Specific guidelines for different conditions and general treatment principles will be detailed, empowering you to safely and effectively address disabilities and ill-health through yoga. The goal is to enable participants to integrate newly acquired knowledge immediately in their teaching, particularly in private sessions.

The program is delivered in 7 intensive modules (5 days for each module) with a flexible structure. Each module may be attended independently and certificates will be issued for each module.

It is possible to start your journey with any module however, it is recommended that you attend Module 1 before Module2, Module 3 before Module 4 and Module 5 before Module 6.

Module 3 is the first part of the two modules on Internal Medicine & Breath


1. Experience and understand the functional anatomy and pathology of different breathing patterns. For example:

  • Natural breathing
  • Abdominal breathing
  • Lower rib breathing
  • Upper chest breathing
  • Paradoxical breathing

2. Skills for modifying & teaching breathing patterns, assessing barriers to functional breathing patterns and using gravity, body position, self touch, visualisation etc. For example:

  • Barriers to natural breathing
  • Working with paradoxical breathing
  • Unwinding stress patterns of breathing

3. Progressively sequencing the breath for students in steps, from breath awareness all the way to the bandhas.

4. Developing inhale based and exhale based practices.

5. Determining a good working length of breath, and developing a longer breath and personalised breathing ratios intelligently.

6. Using sound and chanting to work on the breath therapeutically.

7. Functional anatomy and use of bandhas as therapeutic tools.

8. Disorder based considerations for specific conditions. For example, in respiratory and cardiovascular systems:

  • Asthma
  • COPD and other breathing difficulties
  • Holistic approach to prevention and therapy of heart disease
  • High and low blood pressure
  • Heart failure

9. Safety considerations in yoga sessions for clients with respiratory and cardiovascular issues, breathing difficulty and respiratory diseases

10. Orientation on relevant disease-related ayurvedic guidelines concerning lifestyle, diet, and useful herbs

11. Application of relevant traditional yoga concepts.

Contact Barbara for more information


6 Prime Road | Grey Lynn | Auckland 1021

m: 021 170 2640
e: [email protected]

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SYTP Module 3