Pranayama is a practice of breath regulation and I believe is a vital part of yoga for a holistic approach. During our pranayama practice, we do not only reduce stress, balance our mood, improve our focus but we can also work towards rejuvenating our important organs.
The goal of pranayama is to strengthen the connection between your body and mind.
Here is a little help from me to stay on top of your weekly practice.
Rejuvenating the Lungs:
Sit comfortably head, neck and spine are straight.
Begin with 9 rounds of alternate nostril breath ( or normal breathing if you are new to breathwork)
Your inhale should be strong and active and your exhale is slow and passive. If you can, restrict your throat like when you do ujjayi breath.
The counts we are working towards are Inhale 4 - Hold 16 - Exhale 8 - Hold 4. If you find it difficult to hold your breath for that long, please adjust to numbers in a 1:4:2:1 ratio and you can slowly work your way up at your own pace.
The yoga that I facilitate consists of asanas (posture) and pranayama (breath control) and is comprised of four themed classes, instructed throughout the month, that attune you to the Moon’s cycle.
Nature’s rhythm yoga will get you into the flow, coaching you to move in rhythm with the energies that make up the whole of existence.
Our free Weekly Moon Energy Alignment sessions and Full & New Moon Energy Alignment events both include the practicing pranayama (breathwork).
Exploring these factors and developing a relationship with them will help you to expand and harmonise your connection with all things.
If you would like to know more about the practice, be a part of our welcoming group where we encourage and support each other in our daily practice and share our experiences, then join our free Weekly Moon Energy Alignment sessions every Sunday morning at 9.15.