Learning to breath properly in a yoga class literally brings your practice to life, it takes you out of your head and straight into your body.
Awareness of breath is a big part of yoga; it’s distinguishes yoga from any other physical practice.
Did you know that most of us only use about 70% of the possible lung capacity and by the age of 50 it may have reduced to 50%?! Breath = Life. SO this might give you an idea of the importance of Breath.
Most of the time we are so focused on the physical practice that we totally forget about the breath no matter how many times the teacher tells us to breathe. Or maybe you don’t even know HOW to breathe properly simply because there is no breath awareness (yet!)
In this workshop we’ll be exploring the breath with different breathing exercises (pranayama &. Breathwork) and learn about the relationship between breath and movement.
When the practice of linking breath to movement starts to feel natural, you have to think less about the specifics as you flow through your practice or applying the breath into a silent pracitce. You find that you are able to breathe in a way that, for the most part, matches your practice.
Practicing yoga in this way with the breath will change your practice:
*It helps you to become more present & aware on and off the mat
*it slows down the thinking mind
*it increases the “feel good” effect after a yoga practice as you increase to movement of Prana (life energy)
*It will help you to focus and it will take you into a more meditative state of being.
*It will open you up to some new experiences both on and off the mat
*Deep breathing will calm you down
In a regular yoga class there is not much time to really focus in dept on this breath initiated by movement and therefore you might miss the experience of what yoga really is other then just physical movement.
Price: €30 Non YS members
YS members: €25
No need to bring anything with you, yoga mats, blankets and towels provided
Wear comfortable clothes
Try not to eat a large meal beforehand
Please do not wear heavy perfume or cologne!