Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham Bangalore

Online/Offline 12 Hrs – Mudra & Pranayama Certificate Course

12 hours – Mudra and Pranayama Certificate Course

What is Yoga Continuing Education Courses (YACEP)

We offer various training programs to deepen knowledge and improve teaching skills through various yoga teacher training courses. Continuing education is a post-learning, formal learning program for yoga practitioners that can have credit courses as well as non-credit courses. These courses are intended to allow an individual to extend their insight and develop their abilities in a particular field. Numerous callings even expect individuals to take up Continuing Education to have the option to recharge their permit and seek after their training.

Continuing education in yoga mainly serves two purposes

  • To deepen your existing knowledge and skills.
  • To teach you new skills and techniques related to teaching yoga.

Yoga Alliance Registered Continuing Education Provider, Courses Open to Everyone.

This course is eligible for Continued Education (CE) credits with Yoga Alliance. It is accredited by Yoga Alliance and it can be used as a continuing education course (YACEP) for Register Yoga Teachers with Yoga Alliance

Deepen your practice and your knowledge

Are you are yoga professional or a curious practitioner and wish to deepen your yoga knowledge and techniques? Then a continuing education course may be something for you! You will learn selected specialized yoga topics that will allow you to expand your horizons when it comes to your personal practice or that of your students. With the knowledge you will acquire, you will gain a deeper understanding of the functioning of anatomical and energetic body layers, and develop a more complete insight into yoga.

International Certification

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion of the Mudra and Pranayama Certificate Course, which you can count towards your continuing education. Our yoga teacher training courses are accredited by Yoga Alliance USA.

About the course facilitator

Dr. S. Karuna Murthy, M.Sc., Ph.D., E-RYT 500, YACEP

Dr. S. Karuna Murthy is one of the most experienced Yogi practicing the ancient and the greatest Yoga tradition since he was 18 years of age. Following in the footsteps of his inspiration Swami Sivananda who was also the founder of Divine Life Society, has mastered the ancient Yoga traditions that only a few in this world are familiar with.

He completed M. Sc from Swami Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhana Samasthana University and Ph. D from Bharathidasan University. Besides, Dr. S. Karuna Murthy has also completed TTC and ATTC and is registered E-RYT-500 with American Yoga Alliance. Those qualifications depict his expertise in the context of Yoga and mastering Yoga Teaching methodology.

With the immense interest to serve the people with the ancient Yoga techniques, he also served as a Yoga therapist at S-VYASA, Bangalore. He has also served as a Yoga lecturer at Bharathidasan University and at overseas in the Cali Wow fitness Center.

With these impressive accomplishments, throughout his journey to being a master Yogi and an expert in Multi styles of Yoga, Dr. Karuna Murthy has developed an incredible scientific view of every Yoga practice. So, now he is a rare expert in Yoga anatomy physiology, biomechanism kinesiology, and Yoga philosophy.

YACEP Profile

Karuna Yoga Vidya Peetham (Dr. Karuna)

Check Out Our YACEP profile with Yoga Alliance by clicking here.


Mudra and Pranayama Certificate Course

Yoga has become synonymous with term Asana; however the entire practice of Yoga is based on practices of consciousness. Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and Bandhas are the three most important techniques that lead to the state of higher level of meditation. When these four techniques are done with awareness, knowledge and preparation, Yoga becomes possible. In this journey to self-discovery, pranayama leads to the purification of senses, prana and mind. With a consolidated state of mind one attains Mudra and maintains bandhas in order to maintain one pointed awareness. Learn these four important practices in Yoga and let your practice be to attain the state of Yoga itself.


Types, benefits, philosophy, science, therapeutic application, pre-practices of Mudras.


Pre-practices, practical hints, seasonal considerations, technical considerations, benefits and modifications of pranayama practices.


  • This course is open to all students who wish to deepen their knowledge and application of some of the highest teachings of
  • Participants do not need to be yoga
  • Mastery of any yoga practice is not
  • Only yours sincere desire for knowledge and your commitment to personal
  • Love for Yoga is the most important eligibility factor for learning this course.
  • Students who want to know Yoga in totality and move beyond Asana and Pranayama, Mudra & Bandha.

What you’ll learn

  • You will know the how to Integrate  pranayama mudra sutra into your yoga practice.
  • You will learn the methods given by Swatmarama    to mastery your mind through hatha yoga.

What do I need for the online course?

  • Yoga mat
  • Computer / Smartphone with camera
  • Internet connection
  • Yoga Blocks
  • Pillow or Bolster or Cushion
  • Strap
  • Notebook and Pen
  • Zoom

Assessment and Certification

The students are continuously assessed throughout the course at all levels. There will be a written exam at the end of the course to evaluate the understanding of the philosophy of Yoga and skills of the students. Participants should pass all different aspects of the course to be eligible for the course diploma.

Recommended Texts

  • Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha by Swami Niranjananda Saraswati
  • B.K.S. Iyengar, Light On Yoga.

What’s the language of the course?

Our courses will be held in English Medium.

Duration: 12 hrs

Self-Paced/ Flexible Duration: Online or Regular Mode.


  • Indian citizens INR 15,000 (non-refundable) advance towards the course fee.
  • Foreigners USD 250 (non-refundable) advance towards the course fee.

Course Dates: Please Contact Us (karunaayoga@gmail.com  or +91 9686549129)

Training Venue: No. 1271, 20th Main, 2nd Phase, J. P. Nagar, Bangalore -78

Land Mark: Behind Central Mall & Near Samatvam Diabetic Centre




Four aspects of pranayama

  1. Pooraka or inhalation
  2. Rechaka or exhalation
  3. Antar kumbhaka or internal breath retention
  4. Bahir kumbhaka or external breath retention.

4.3. The Pranic body

4.4. Breath, health and pranayama

4.5. Breathing and life span

4.6. General notes for the practitioner

4.7. Natural breathing

4.8. Abdominal (or diaphragmatic) breathing

4.9. Thoracic Breathing

4.10. Clavicular Breathing

4.11. Full Yogic Breathing

4.12. Kapalbhati Pranayama (frontal brain cleansing breath)

4.13. Bhastrika Pranayama (bellows breath)

4.14. Nadi Shodhana Pranayama (psychic network purification)

  1. 15. Ujjayi Pranayama (the psychic breath)
  2. 16. Chandra Bhedana Pranayama (calming energy)

4.17. Surya Bhedana Pranayama (stimulating vitality)

4.18. Sheetali Pranayama(cooling pranayama)

4.19. Sheetkari Pranayama (hissing breath)

4.20. Bhramari Pranayama (humming bee breath)

Part- 1 Mudra


Mudras and prana

A scientific look at mudras

Five Groups of Yoga Mudras

  1. Hasta (hand mudras)
    • Jnana mudra
    • Chin mudra
    • Bhairava mudra
    • Hridaya mudra
    • Chin Mudra while chanting ‘AAAA’
    • Chinmaya Mudra while chanting ‘UUUU’
    • Adi Mudra while chanting ‘MMMM’
    • Brahma Mudra while chanting ‘AUM’
  1. Mana (head mudras)
    • Shambhavi mudra
    • Nasikagra drishti
    • Khechari mudra
    • Shanmukhi mudra
  2. Kaya (postural mudras)
    • Vipareeta karani mudra
    • Pashinee mudra
    • Prana mudra
    • Yoga mudra
    • Manduki mudra
    • Tadagi
  3. Bandha (lock mudras)
    • Maha mudra
    • Maha bheda mudra
    • Maha vedha mudra.
  4. Adhara (perineal mudras)
    • Ashwini mudra

Part -2 Mudra

a. Chin Mudra while chanting ‘AAAA’

b. Chinmaya Mudra while chanting ‘OU’

c.  Adi Mudra while chanting ‘MMMM’

d. Brahma Mudra while chanting ‘AUM’

2.1. Mudras

Mudras and Chakras

1. Mooladhara Mudra (Root Chakra Gesture)

2. Swadhisthana Mudra (Sacral Chakra Gesture)

3. Manipura Mudra (Solar Plexus Chakra Gesture)

4. Anahata Mudra  (Heart  Chakra  Gesture)

5. Hridaya Mudra (Compassionate Heart Gesture)

6. Vishuddha Mudra (Throat Chakra Gesture)

7. Ajna Mudra (Brow Chakra Gesture)

8. Vayu Mudra (Air Gesture)

9.Vyana Mudra (Expansive Prana Gesture)

11. Pranapana Mudra (Taking In and Throwing Out Gesture)

12. Udana Mudra (Upward Flying Energy Gesture)

13. Prana Mudra (Life Force Gesture)

14. Apana Mudra (Cleansing Energy Gesture)

15. Agni Mudra (Fire Gesture)

16. Linga Mudra (Mark of Siva)

17. Surya Mudra (Sun Seal)

18. Bhramara Mudra(Humming Bee Gesture)

19. Pushan Mudra (Giver of Good Health)

20. Kamajayi Mudra (Victory over Excessive Desires Gesture)

21. Shankha Mudra (Conch Shell Gesture)

22. Shunya Mudra(Silence of the Void Gesture)

23. Garuda Mudra (Eagle Gesture)

24. Kshepana Mudra (Letting Go Gesture)

25. Akasha Mudra (Touching the Void Gesture)

26. Shunya Mudra (Silence of the Void Gesture)

27. Bhu Mudra (Touching the Earth Gesture)

28. Kaleshwara Mudra (Lord of Time Gesture)

29. Prithivi Mudra (Earth Gesture)

30. Sukham Mudra (Stress Relief Gesture)

31. Vishnu Mudra (Universal Balance Gesture)

32. Varuna Mudra (Water-Balancing Gesture)

33. Jalodar Nashak Mudra (Water Reducing Gesture)

34. Mahatrika Mudra (Great Triangle Gesture)

35. Shakti Mudra (Essence of Power Gesture)

36. Ganesha Mudra (Remover of Obstacles)

37. Namaskar Mudra (My Essence Meets Your Essence Gesture)

38. Mandala Mudra (Circle Universe Gesture)

Terms & Conditions:

After the payment of the course fee, you will receive a link to access the classes through zoom. This short-term course is only meant for sincere students of Yoga practitioners. Without submitting the required assignments, you will not receive a certification. Please note that the course fee is nonrefundable. However, if you can’t start the course due to severe circumstances, please get in touch with us and we’ll find a solution for you.

How to Register?

You can apply online with the application, fee of INR 10,000 (non-refundable) advance towards the course fee or Please Contact Us (karunaayoga@gmail.com  or +91 9686549129)



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