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Breath Control and Core in Asana and Pranayama

Breath Control: Anatomy & Practice January 13th with Michael Dynie

Breath Control: Anatomy & Practice
January 13th with Michael Dynie

The breath is a way of synchronizing mind and body to bring about relaxing meditative states. Exploring this connection in greater depth can also give us energy and strength to move through our mat practice (and everyday life) with grace and ease.

In this experiential workshop, you'll be guided through:

  • Vinyasa (movement) practice that emphasizes utilizing the bandhas and breath retention for specific mechanical advantages.

  • Seated breathing exercises (pranayama) to enhance awareness, focus the mind, and activate the parasympathetic nervous system 

  • Detailed overview of the anatomy of the core and the mechanics of breathing. 

  • Three types of Mulah Bandha, various forms of Uddiyana Bandha and Jalandhara Bandha

  • Why some instructions can be confusing or even problematic.

  • Stoking the Digestive Fire: the abdominal vacuum (Uddiyana Kriya) and the abdominal roll (Nauli Kriya)

  • Valuable Perspectives from modern Physiotherapists and the 14th century text, Hatha Yoga Pradipika

Workshop Fee: $50

Register through MindBody Online

Earlier Event: December 8
Basics of Arm Balancing
Later Event: March 9
Groundwork & Floating