PRANAYAMA - BREATHWORK

 

' QUIET THE MIND AND THE SOUL WILL SPEAK. '

                                                                                                          

                                                                                                MA JAYA SATI BAGHAVATI


WHAT EXACTLY IS BREATHWORK OR PRANAYAMA?

  • IN THE YOGIC TRADITION, THE BREATH IS SAID TO CARRY A PERSON'S LIFE FORCE
  • PRANA MEANS LIFE FORCE OR BREATH SUSTAINING THE BODY
  • AYAMA TRANSLATES AS "TO EXTEND OR DRAW OUT"
  • TOGETHER THE TWO MEAN BREATH EXTENSION
  • IT IS SAID THAT ONLY A CONTROLLED BODY CAN HOLD A CONTROLLED BREATH
  • BEING A TOOL FOR DEEP MEDITATION AND FINAL ENLIGHTMENT
  • IN ANCIENT INDIAN TRADITION, PRANAYAMA IS AN ESSENTIAL PART OF PATANJALI’S EIGHTFOLD PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT

PRANAYAMA BREATHING TECHNIQUES I CAN TEACH YOU

  • UDARAKARA PRANAYAMA - ABDOMINAL BREATHING
  • VIRIYA PRANAYAMA - ENERGY BREATHING
  • KUMBHAKA PRANAYAMA – BREATH RETENTION
  • SIMHASANA PRANAYAMA - LION BREATH
  • BHRAMARI PRANAYAMA – BUMBLE BEE BREATHING
  • SITALI PRANAYAMA – COOL DOWN BREATHING
  • UJJAYI PRANAYAMA – CONQUEROR BREATH
  • NADI SHODHANA PRANAYAMA - CHANNEL-CLEANING BREATH
  • ANULOMA VILOMA – ALTERNATE NOSTRIL REATHING
  • KAPALABHATI PRANAYAMA – SKULL SHINING BREATH
  • BHASTRIKA PRANAYAMA – BELLOWS BREATH

PRANAYAMA IS ALWAYS BENEFICIAL, ESPECIALLY IF YOU…

  1. WANT TO TAKE YOUR YOGA PRACTICE TO THE NEXT LEVEL
  2. WANT TO DEEPEN YOUR MEDITATION PRACTICE
  3. SUFFER FROM PAIN IN BACK, NECK , SHOULDERS
  4. HAVE DIGESTIVE PROBLEMS
  5. HAVE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASES
  6. HAVE SLEEP PROBLEMS
  7. WANT TO STABILIZE YOUR EMOTIONS
  8. LOOK FOR MORE HAPPINESS IN YOUR LIFE

 

 


9 GOOD REASONS TO START YOUR PRANAYAMA PRACTICE NOW


1.  LEADS YOU ON YOUR YOGA PATH

BEING A PART OF THE EIGHTHFOLD PATH, IT IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT TO THE PRACTICE OF YOGA AS ASANA OR MEDITATION. IT ALLOWS YOU TO EXPERIENCE MINDFULNESS, IS A GOOD BREAK FROM ASANA PRACTICE AND CAN BE A STAND-IN FOR MEDITATION.

2.  IT INCREASES YOUR LIFE SPAN

BREATHING REGULARLY AT A SYSTEMATIC PACE INCREASES YOUR LIFESPAN

3.  IT INCREASES THE ABSORPTION OF OXYGEN

LUNGS ARE USED TO FULL CAPACITY LEADING TO MORE PURE OXYGEN ENTERING YOUR BLOOD STREAM, IMPROVING OVERALL GOOD HEALTH

4.  IT INCREASES YOUR VITALITY

  EXTENDED SUPPLY OF OXYGEN IMPROVES PHYSICAL FITNESS,   MAKING YOUR BODY LEAN, STRONG AND HEALTHY. IT BALANCES   THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM AND APPETITE AND MAKES YOUR SKIN GLOW. 

 

5.  DECREASED TENSION

PAIN CAUSED BY DEEP TENSIONS IN THE BACK, SHOULDERS &   NECK CAN BE SOFTENED AND DISSOLVED BY ACTIVELY USING   YOUR DIAPHRAGM

6.  BALANCING & STABILISATION OF MOODS

DEEP AND REGULATED BREATHING REIGNS IN AND GUIDES YOUR   EMOTIONS

7.  GAIN CONTROL OVER UNNECESSARY THOUGHTS

REGULAR PRANAYAMA HELPS US TO NOT ONLY CONTROL OUR   PHYSICAL BODY BUT ALSO TO FOCUS OUR THOUGHTS

8.  REDUCES HEALTH RISKS

A CALM MIND BRINGS DOWN HYPERTENSION AND HELPS CONTROL OTHER PSYCHOSOMATIC DISEASES LIKE DIABETES, INSOMNIA, DEPRESSION & ANXIETY

9.  IMPROVE CONCENTRATION AND MEMORY

DEEP BREATHS ENSURE ENOUGH OXYGEN IN EVERY CELL OF THE BRAIN, SO IT CAN WORK AT ITS BEST


APPOINTMENTS AND PRICES

  • 50 $ / PER 45 MINUTE  INDIVIDUAL PRIVATE PRANAYAMA BREATHWORK TRAINING

  • AT MY STUDIO ROOM (LOCATED IN ALBANY, AT SAN PABLO/ WASHINGTON)
    FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE OF 10 $ PER CLASS
  • OR IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR HOME OR OUTSIDE AT A PUBLIC PARK
    (E.G. BERKELEY, EL CERRITO, ALBANY)
  • WILLING TO TRAVEL FOR AN EXTRA FEE OF 5$ PER MILE
    OUTSIDE OF A 2 MILE RADIUS OF THE NORTH BERKELEY PUBLIC LIBRARY
  • APPOINTMENTS CAN CONVIENENTLY BE MADE BY PHONE OR ONLINE

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