Traditional Hatha YogaVIEW EVENT DETAILS
Health and Wellness Series
Hatha Yoga includes the practice of asanas (yoga postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises), which helps in bringing peace to the mind and body, and preparing the body for deeper spiritual practices such as meditation. Dr. Davender Singh will begin the yogic practice with a prayer or prayerful mood to enhance the benefits of the practice, followed by suksma vyayama (loosening practices) to help increase micro circulation. In addition to the various yogasanas (yoga postures), Dr. Singh will lead kapalabhati, a breathing practice that purifies the frontal air sinuses, and is useful in treating cold, sinusitis, asthma and bronchial infection. It rejuvenates the whole body and keeps the face young and vibrant. The class will also include pranayama and dhyan (meditation).
The main purpose of paranayama is to purify the principal channels that carry energy called nadi’s. It induces tranquility, helps to improve concentration, increases vitality and lowers levels of stress and anxiety. Dhyana or meditation is an act of continuous contemplation. It helps the practitioner eliminate negative emotions like fear, anger, depression, anxiety and instead develop positive emotions.
Dr. Davender Singh has joined the Consulate General of India Hong Kong as a teacher of Yoga. He has a Ph.D., in Yoga philosophy and a one year yoga diploma from Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga in Delhi. He is fluent in Hindi, English and Sanskrit. Dr. Singh has seven years of teaching experience. Most recently he has served as a yoga instructor in India for post graduate yoga diploma students at university level. Prior to that, he was a yoga instructor at Kendriya Vidyalaya Masjid Moth New Delhi from 2014 to 2016; and at Om Yoga in Taipei, Taiwan from 2013 to 2014. He has also taught yoga at various government institutions including the Indian Armed Forces, the Intelligence Bureau and the Home Ministry. He has participated in various national and international yoga events, including those in Singapore and Taiwan.
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