Intro to Ashtanga Pranayama
“The first thing I noticed when I began practice, and it’s pretty common experience, is you [become] warm and may start to sweat. Sometimes when I was to determined to ‘do it right’ I felt light headed or dizzy, or pressure in my head.
It must be approached with a sweet and easy way; we aren’t trying to breath longer or hold our breath longer. When we practice, we are conducting the flow of prana.
There’s a quote I especially like by Sadhu Guru that reminds me of this, ‘Every newborn baby knows how to breathe. And every unborn baby knows how to hold its breath.’
Pranayama isn’t something to work hard at. The softer you go about it the easier it is.” — Kim Johnson
Why should someone establish a pranayama practice?
- Pranayama techniques are beneficial in treating a range of stress related disorders.
- Pranayama improves the autonomic functions.
- It helps relieving the symptoms of asthma.
- It reduces the signs of oxidative stress in the body.
- Practicing pranayama everyday can assist in steady mind, strong will power and sound judgment.
- Regular pranayama can extend life and enhance ones perception of life.
- A number of studies show that pranayama causes change in the cardio respiratory system including lowering of blood pressure
- Certain pranayama’s are excellent for weight loss.
- Nadi purification.
- Deeper meditative state and increased healing in the body, sense organs, and mind when we add correct pranayama practice along with doing asana.
Who should attend?
Everyone is welcome to attend as a current yoga practice is not necessary.
Full payment is required to reserve a spot.
All sales are considered final. Refunds are not available for this workshop.