stillpoint yoga

yoga meditation and philosophy with Lynn Fraser
in the Himalayan Tradition of H.H. Sri Swami Rama


Himalayan Tradition

Swami Rama

What Is Yoga?




Off The Mat

Daily Practice





Philosophy of Pranayama

“Breath is a vehicle for prana to move in the body.  Prana is the vital principle in the universe, the life force within us. Prana is the first unit of energy in the universe, says Shri Swami Rama.  Pranayama consists of two components – pra and ayama.   Prana is the vital principle of the universe. Ayama is an expansion. The second etymology is prana and yamaYama is control over the prana.  Expansion of prana and control over prana is pranayamaPrana circulates through the body by means of over 72,000 energy channels, or nadis.”   From an article by Pandit Hari Shankar Dabral – click here.

Ida, Pingala and Sushumna

Prerequisites/Foundational Practices

Benefits and Precautions

and Breathing Practices

Diaphragmatic Breathing                    1:1 and 2:1 Breath

Nadi shodhanam                                 Kapalabhati

Bhastrika                                               Agni sara

Class Handouts:

Prana – Dr David Frawley

Energy and Breath – Dr Rudolph Ballantine

Chakras and Nadis – Dr Rudolph Ballantine