with John Dillon
Breath is essential to life. Our breathing is influenced by our thoughts, and our thoughts and bodies can be influenced by our breath. Learning to breathe consciously and with awareness (pranayama) is an important practice in yoga. It can be a valuable tool in helping to restore balance in the mind and body.
In this workshop, you will learn how your breath mechanics can help to elevate your yoga practice (and your life!) to another level. Understand how breath and posture work together and take that practical skill to add a meditative space to your day. By the end of the session we will have learnt some simple pranayama techniques to both complement your yoga practice and use in every day life.
Medical research is increasingly recognising the many beneficial effects of regular pranayama practice, including helping to reduce the stress response in the body.
This workshop is suitable for all, from complete beginners, to those who wish to add depth to their practice.
The workshop will be mostly practical and will include some yoga philosophy.
“For breath is life, and if you breathe well you will live long on earth.” ~Sanskrit proverb