Pranayama Series - Breath as a Tool for Mental Wellbeing

Pranayama

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DATe

30 Sep 2020

04 Nov 2020

TIME

7.15pm - 8.15pm

COST

$90

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6 sessions - $90

ORGAnISER

Jill Harris

Pranayama is the conscious regulation of breath according to yoga teaching. Why do pranayama?
The quality of our breath has a distinct effect on physical health and mental state. When the breath becomes long and subtle it sends positive messages to the body asking it to maintain stability and optimum function.
When the mind has clarity we experience a greater joy of life. So the goal of pranayama practice is to create sattva (clarity, harmony) - a state where we come to a closer connection of our full and true self.
The beauty of pranayama is that anyone can do it. As a self care practice it involves nothing but your own initiative and time.

The goal of these 6 sessions is to understand breath as a tool to assist through times of challenge.
Topics covered will include:
- prana (the life force)
- nadis (the energetic channels
- parasympathetic nervous system activation
- toning the vagus nerve and its importance in health
- techniques to assist with sleep and unwinding the mind

A main theme will be presented at the beginning of each class via slides and visual information.
This will be followed by a 25 minute pranayama practice and 10 minute relaxation practice.
A specific pranayama technique will be taught in each class and a short video of the technique sent to participants as a home practice tool.
This process is suitable for anyone who wants to build an understanding of how the breath affects physiology and mental wellness. It may be of special interest to yoga teachers wanting to develop an understanding of pranayama.

For those who cannot commit to the time slot, the session will be recorded and sent out for viewing the following day.
This series is conducted by Jill Harris - Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia and Yoga Therapist.

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