Day 29 Session 01: Exploring Maitri & Karuna Through Asana-Pranayama by Hariprasad Varma

About the Practice Session

In this session, participants will get an opportunity to experience yoga practice in the tradition of Sri Krishnamacharya-Desikachar. The focus of the practice will be to explore the ideas of maitri (friendliness) and karuna (compassion) from Patanjali's Yogasutras in the context of one's asana-pranayama practice. Session will also focus on how a Bahiranga Yoga Sadhana can be a stepping stone to Antaranga Yoga Sadhana (Inner Work Through Yoga).

Please Note: All our participants are requested to bring colours (oil pastels) and a drawing book or A3 plain sheet also for session.

About the Presenter

Hariprasad Varma Raja is yogapreneur, life coach and digital consultant. He is the founder of Yogasala, a location-independent platform to promote yoga in its authentic and holistic form. Hari teaches yoga in the Sri T Krishnamacharya-Desikachar tradition. He has organised numerous yoga retreats and workshops across India (Kashmir, Meghalaya, Sikkim, etc.) and abroad (Bhutan & Turkey), and focusses on designing personalised yoga practices to individuals. Hari is also part of the core team of Ritambhara and facilitates Antaranga Yoga based offerings based on Yogasutras and Mahabharata.

Hari received his training in yoga from Smt. Saraswati Vasudevan (Founder - Yogavahini) and is currently pursuing yoga therapy training from Yogavahini. He is also studying Antaranga Yoga (Inner Work Through Yoga) and Yogasutras with Sri Raghu Ananthanarayanan (direct disciple of Sri T Krishnamacharya). Hari has also received training in Vedic Chanting from Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, Chennai. For more details about Hari and his work please visitYogasala.