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Freedom of Breath
PRANAYAMA WORKSHOP 

April 2024 (exact dates TBA)

A transformative journey towards inner peace and wellness.

2 x Sunday

7:00AM to 10:00AM

+ complimentary individual 15 minutes consultation on the progress in the practice arranged within the period of 1 month upon the completion of the workshop.

Embark on a transformative journey with Pranayama Workshop dedicated to exploring the profound impact of conscious breathing on your well-being.

 Join us in a serene atmosphere crafted to guide you through mindful breathing techniques, meditation practices, and holistic exercises. Discover the power of your breath as a gateway to reducing stress, enhancing mental clarity, and fostering emotional balance.

 

This workshop offers a safe space to explore and deepen your connection with the breath, empowering you to embrace life with renewed vitality and harmony. Through these ancient techniques of pranayama, you will learn to harness the power of your breath to cultivate inner peace, reduce stress, and enhance mental clarity.

 

During the sessions, we will explore the practice of basic kryias and pranayama practices as taught in Hatha Yoga Pradipika - a most fundamental text on the physical practices of yoga.

You will leave this workshop with a mini manual for a daily breathing practice and a short set of pranayama exercises which you will continue exploring as a part of your daily self care routine.

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Hatha Pradipika mentions that the daily practice of the cleansing and purificatory techniques brings about youth and health to the practitioner. The ability to control and hold the breath allows us to regulate the nervous system, and what follows the other systems - such as endocrine, digestive, lymphatic and cardiovascular.

 

The ability to breathe through both nostrils and regulate the breath helps to nourish body and mind. 

 

 

During the workshop we will discuss the following topics:

 

  • How does the process of breathing look like

  • What is the difference between Kriya and Pranayama

  • How to breathe so that we can live a long and healthy life

  • How can we lengthen our breath

  • What is synaptic plasticity and how can breathing affect the nervous system

  • Why releasing the diaphragm is so important for a healthy lifestyle

  • How does the strengthening of the pelvic floor support yoga practice and the breath.

 

 

We will also learn and practice the following Kriya an Pranayama practices:

 

Nauli

Kapalabathi

Brahma Mudra

Simha Mudra & Jiva Bandha

Ujjayi Pranayama

Surya / Chandra Bedana

Anuloma Viloma

Sitali Pranayama

Bramari Pranayama

 

 

We will also explore the ways to safely hold the breath (Kumbakha) and set a foundation for a daily Kriya and Pranayama practice.

 

You don’t need to practice Ahstanga Yoga in order to attend this workshop. Each participant will leave this workshop with a short sequence of practice which they can implement in the daily life.

Regular Price: 350$

Returning Students: 300$

Sadhana Subscription Members: 15% discount 

Students who signed up for Nilayam x Bali 2024 retreat: 30% discount

Places are limited. Email ashtanga.sg@gmail.com to book your spot early!

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