Tired of the mundane work routine and city life? Looking for a break to rejuvenate yourself? Why not take a yoga course in Goa? The courses are designed to teach you breathing and meditation techniques that can help clear your mind and revitalize your body. You will also learn about the philosophy behind yoga and its history. What could be better than spending a few weeks in paradise practicing yoga while enjoying the sun and the beaches?

Breathing is a very important and complex activity in which we engage. We need to take care of our breathing because it’s the foundation for everything else that will happen throughout life! In yoga, the practice of conscious breathing is a fundamental aspect not only in asana but also during pranayama.

Pranayama is the practice of conscious breathing:

In Patanjali’s yoga sutras, pranayama is a way to interrupt the pattern of shallow breathing and turn it into long inhalations. The purpose of pranayama is to control the life force that animates us: prana. Prana circulates throughout the body through the Nadis (energy channels), and its balance is essential for our well-being.

Through the practice of pranayama, we can learn to control our breathing and, consequently, the flow of prana in the nadis. In this way, we can achieve a state of physical, mental, and emotional balance.

You can practice these guided breathing techniques in Yoga Training classes at Upaya Yoga.


The seventh “limb” of Ashtanga Yoga is dhyana, which can be translated as “meditation.” Meditation is a state of mind in which we focus our attention on a single object or thought, without letting ourselves be carried away by the restless thoughts that usually go through our minds.

There are different types of meditation, and each one has a different purpose. The best known is probably Transcendental Meditation (or TM), which consists of repeating a mantra (a sound, word, or phrase) to reach a state of deep relaxation.

Other types of meditation include mindfulness meditation, in which we focus on our breath; and Vipassana meditation, in which we observe our thoughts without judging them.

You can learn more about meditation and other yoga techniques in our yoga teacher training courses.

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Join Upaya Yoga Training Centre in Goa:

If you want to deepen your knowledge of yoga and learn about different techniques to improve your practice, join one of our yoga teacher training courses. The courses are open to all levels and are taught by experienced teachers who will guide you step by step.

We offer 100-hour, 200-hour, and 300-hour yoga teacher training courses, as well as specialized courses in yoga teacher training, and prenatal yoga teacher training.

Take the first step on your yoga journey with us!