Pranayama – yogic breathing, is the only way to find stillness in both body and mind and achieve a higher state of awareness. Book your pranayama yogic breathing techniques class if you want to learn the yogic breathing.
What is Pranayama breathing and why you should start to practice it?
Pranayama has generally called “breath control/training” or “expansion of the prana’.
It consists of two words: Prana and Ayama. Prana means vital force, and it is the life force, the bio-energy that lies within anything alive in nature. Without Prana, there is no life. Ayama means expansion, extension, training, control.
The ancient yogic breath is not only a series of breathing techniques; it is more than that. It is the way to influence and expand the life force in the energy channels of our body (nadis), to achieve the highest quality of life.
What to expect from the Pranayama breathing class
Learn how to use your yogic breath to relax the mind, to increase focus and concentration and to live a happier life.
Pranayama breathing is a scientific method and backed from researches. A constant practice of the yogic breathing techniques will change completely your life. Here some of the benefits of the yogic breath:
- You will be able to react to challenging life situations in a paced and calm manner
- Your brain will be more active and your mind clearer, smarter and capable to learn new skills easier
- You will relief stress and anxiety from your life
- Your breathing pattern will improve and also your lung capacity increased
- Your immune system will get an incredible boost
- Your skin will look brighter and glowing
- Pranayama class is suitable for all levels.
What do you need:
- yoga mat or carpet or towel
- chair if you cannot seat on the floor
- pillow or meditation cushion
Precautions for the practice of Pranayama breathing techniques
First advice, don’t be in a rush! Take time to learn breathing techniques under the guidance of yoga teacher who can guide you with a Pranayama breathing techniques. Pranayama breathing is a progressive method and a slow but steady practice is essential.
- In case of any cardiac problem, consult your doctor before starting.
- If you are pregnant, don’t retain the breath after exhalation. Don’t practice Pranayama where abdominal contraction is expected.
- Practice with an empty stomach (at least 3-4 hours after meals)
- Practice yoga asana session before Pranayama.
- Don’t breathe through the mouth – apart from one specific type of Pranayama – and most importantly, respect your limits. Be gentle with you and begin with a few weeks of Anulom Vilom to get used with the breathing, and to purify the energy channels.
If Pranayama is practiced every day all negativities, anxiety, stress, and the obscure are removed and we will be able to alleviate all the imbalances that are obstacles for our psycho-physical wellbeing.
You can read more about yogic breathing in my article: Yogic art of breathing: what is Pranayama and the magic of practicing it
Other sources: What is Pranayama?
About the teacher
Jolanda Cristiano is a passionate yoga practitioner, student, and teacher.
Her passion for yoga studies takes her to India where she found her second home, and where she continues to learn yoga to share it to the world.
Jolanda is a certified Hatha and Ashtanga yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation teacher.
Her teaching method has inspired many practitioners to deepen the knowledge of authentic yoga and yogic lifestyle.