“Healing is every breath.” Thich Nhat Hanh
“Prana “ means “ life energy “ and “ayama “means to draw out . Together they mean “ the regulation of breath through certain techniques and exercises “ . Pranayama is the 4th limb of yoga coming after yamas , niyamas and asana and before pratyahara , dharana , dhiyana and Samadhi .
The breath supports every activity we do – whether its playing a sport , giving a talk , appreciating art or music or cooking a meal . Inhaling is the first thing we do when we are born and exhaling is the last thing we do before we die . Breathing is part of the autonomic nervous system and is the only part of that we can really control . Yoga practitioners have been found to be able to decrease blood pressure , reduce oxygen consumption , slow down the breath and reduce the production of stress hormones .
During this 2 x 2 hour workshop course we shall look in more detail at the practice of Pranayama . We shall start with breathing waves and then move on to various Pranayama techniques such as Ujjayi – victorious breath , Nadi Shodhana – alternate nostril breathjing , Kapalabhati – shining skull and Brahmari – humming bee . We shall also look at the most suitable postures for practicing Pranayama and some warm up exercises to open the hips and to prepare the body .
These workshops will give you the tools to establish your own Pranayama practice and learn how to regulate your breath leaving you energized , refreshed and with reduced stress and anxiety .
I have been practising Pranayama for years and recently studied the subject under the guidance of Gregor Maehle a world renowned Ashtanga , Pranayama and yogic meditation teacher . My fascination with the breath continues and I am always seeking out new opportunities to learn .
The costs includes emailed handouts after each session
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Breathe And Live !
Booking info: This event will only run if 3 people have booked and paid by 13th May 2020