Introduction to Pranayama
A six week introduction to Pranayama, the ancient yogic practice of breath regulation.
We will explore basic foundation practices and specific exercises which aim to bring balance to the nervous system and prepare for meditation. Scientific research now shows how focused breathwork can improve the health of the immune and cardiovascular systems while stimulating the vagus nerve, a key to the relaxation response.
Traditionally Pranayama is practised on an empty system, early in the morning, so a mutually convenient time will be arranged with each student.
The benefits of Pranayama are best felt with consistent personal practice. To that end, students will be given a set of practices to work on at home during the 6 weeks to allow for consolidation and integration.
"It has been really so good Karen. I think the pace of the course has been really beneficial- from my perspective I’ve also loved the discipline and the challenge which is inherent. You’re such a calm and knowledgeable teacher- it’s fab. I love your quotations and references that you point us to, it’s the holistic part of it that’s so meaningful!!! "
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