Art and Science of Breathing - Breathe your way to self-transformation

Art and Science of Breathing

Breathe your way to self-transformation

1 Hours to Complete

This course takes approximately 1 hours to complete. Includes lifetime access.

Certificate of Completion

You will receive a certificate upon the completion of this course.

1 CEUs Upon completion

This course qualifies for 1 continuing education credits.

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Course Overview

Breath training is a foundation of yoga practice and is also an important part of inner healing.


The breath holds the body and mind together and has a major impact on both. Learn how the body actually breathes and how breathing is connected to the nervous system, mind, and emotions.
During this one-hour digital workshop, you will learn about the organs and mechanics of respiration, pathways that govern breathing, the role of breath in the Yoga Sutra and Bhagavad Gita, and much more.
"The way you present your knowledge is priceless! It has been a huge part of my learning and sharing with other people who are keen to work on and with their breath to improve their health, therefore their life! Thank you so much!"

- Workshop participant
Rolf Sovik
Meet The Teacher

Rolf Sovik

President and Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute, Rolf Sovik, PsyD, began his study of yoga and meditation in 1972. He is a student of H.H. Swami Rama and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, and under their guidance has explored the teachings of the Himalayan tradition. He holds degrees in philosophy, music, Eastern Studies, and Clinical Psychology. He is currently a resident of the Himalayan Institute where he lives with his wife, Mary Gail. Read Rolf’s articles on yoga wisdom and spirituality in the Himalayan Institute Wisdom Library.

Course Outline

  11 Lessons    |      1 Hours    |      1 CEUs
  • Breath: Enlivening the Mind and Body
  • Introduction to the Organs of Respiration
  • Exploring the Mechanics of Breathing
  • Quality of the Breath and Life
  • Practice: Relaxation with Breath Awareness
  • Three Influences on Breathing
  • Pathways That Govern Breathing
  • Breath: A Universal Tool for Healing
  • Practice: Relaxation and Breath Work for Inner Healing
  • Role of the Breath in the Yoga Sutra and the Bhagavad Gita
  • Diaphragmatic Breathing in 3 Key Yoga Poses