July 28 - August 3
A PRANA RETREAT with Petros Haffenrichter
Experience 7 amazing days in beautiful Mani
“The yoga sadhana – ancient wisdom without expiration date”
on movement, breath, touch, concentration, meditation, sound, culture, nature & freedom
Petros Q & A
Yoga Physiology & Psychology
– Awareness through Yogic practiceWhat makes any motion possible: the blink of an eye, the budding of a flower, the splitting of atoms or the fall of a meteor? Thousands of years ago, the yogis living in the shadow of the Himalayas fathomed the inherent quality of motion in creation and they called it prana. One may roughly translate the word prana as ‘energy’ or ‘vital force’, but neither definition offers a precise equivalent of the Sanskrit term that emerged from higher states of contemplation. The word prana assumes the quality of ‘livingness’. From the yogic point of view, the entire cosmos is alive, throbbing with prana.Prana is ever present in every aspect of creation. The prana within every created object gives existence and material form, whether it is a planet, an asteroid, a blade of grass or a tree. If there were no prana, there would be no existence. If prana were withdrawn from the universe, there would be total disintegration. All beings, whether living or non-living, exist due to prana. Every manifestation in creation forms part of a never-ending matrix of energy particles, arranged in different densities, combinations and variations. The universal principle of prana may be in a static or dynamic state, but it is behind all existence on every plane of being from the highest to the lowest.
• How did you come to find the path of Yoga specifically?
My grandfather was co-founder of the german anthroposophic society where vedic philosophy, meditation and yoga was a key element to a holostic approach to life.
My father was practicing yoga every morning and practically every book in our house had to do with some form of philosophy, psychology, spirituality or arts.
With that kind family influence of course wanted nothing to do with all that