October 2, 2021 from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM at Synergy Yoga & Pilates, Mobile, AL
For all YA-registered yoga teachers: earn five CE contact hours!
In this workshop you will learn about the anatomy of the yogic energy body, and invigorating as well as calming breathing techniques. We will practice three-part breath (dirga pranayama) with mula, uddiyana, and jalandhara bandhas and mudras. We will practice kapalabhati and bhastrika pranayama with asanas, and bhramari and nadi shodhana pranayama with guided meditation. Snacks provided.
Register here: Early bird $55Regular price $65
Early bird price expires 9/20/2021 / Feel free to Venmo @Manja-Podratz or call 251.234-4771 to pay via cc, check, zelle, etc.
Synchronizing Movement and Breath During Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation)
Three Part Yogic Breath is the essential breathing technique we use to prepare ourselves for and during our asana, mediation, chanting, or further pranayama practice. Expanding and contracting our diaphragm to breath deeply and with full awareness, helps us to come to the present moment, to take control over our mind and our emotions, increase mental stamina during challenging poses, and enter a calm state of mind before savasana.
Nadi Shodhana also known as Alternate Nostril Breathing, or as Anulom Vilom pranayama, is a powerful breathing technique that prepares us in a deeper way than the basic diaphragm breathing for our meditation or savasana. It helps release accumulated tension and fatigue. The breathing technique is used to clear out blocked energy channels in the body, which in turn quiets the mind and harmonizes emotions. On an advanced level nadi shodhana can be practiced in combination with bandhas and breath retention.
Kapalbhati Pranayama is an intermediate breathing technique also known as Skull Shining Breath, and Breath of Fire in Kundalini tradition. Kapalbhati combines a forceful exhalation with a passive, automatic inhalation. It is a highly energizing abdominal breathing technique bringing oxygen into the entire body, thus sometimes causing a slight, temporary light-headedness. At the same time this practice increases mental clarity and focus. The forceful breathing cleanses and strengthens the lungs and abs.