Yoga Classes- Pranayama
Pranayama is the fourth of the eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga, also called Raja Yoga; it is a Sanskrit term composed of the words ‘Prana’ and ‘Ayama’. Prana means vital energy which is often translated as ‘breath’ but it refers to something deeper, linked to more subtle energy layers. The word Ayama means control and extension; therefore Pranayama uses breathing to influence the flow of prana in the nadis: energy channels of our body.
With Pranayama techniques the breath is used to unblock, purify and harmonize the body, mind and emotional system.
These classes are perfect for those who want to learn how to:
-balance the nervous system and stabilize the mood;
-relieve stress and reduce anxiety;
-wake up easily in the morning and also get ready for physical and energizing activities in a natural way;
-improve mental concentration;
-reach a deep meditative state.
Yoga is a holistic practice and these lessons are created to meet the needs of the individual as a whole: taking into consideration the mind, body and spirit. Sessions are accessible to everyone and no previous experience is necessary.
My approach is to create an environment that is welcoming, nurturing, invigorating and transformative.
Each session is structured as follows:
-a short warm-up, necessary to relax the muscles and to “open up” the respiratory system as well as the energy system;
-one or more pranayama breathing techniques;
-a short final guided meditation, necessary to help harmonize and balance the energy.
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