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Online Eight Limbs of Yoga Series - PRANAYAMA

4. PRANAYAMA - Breathing Techniques The word Prana refers to ‘energy’ or ‘life source’. It can be used to describe the very essence that keeps us alive, as well as the energy in the universe around us. Prana also often describes the breath, and by working with the way we breathe, we affect the mind
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Online Eight Limbs of Yoga Series - PRANAYAMA

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04 Apr 2020, 14:00 – 16:30
Online via ZOOM

About The Event

 This is an Online Class

After purchasing the class you will receive a link to the Live-Online Class via ZOOM.

Patanjali's eight-fold path offers guidelines for a meaningful and purposeful life. Delve into this prescription for moral and ethical conduct and self-discipline.

In Patanjali's Yoga Sutra, the eightfold path is called ashtanga, which literally means "eight limbs" (ashta=eight, anga=limb). These eight steps basically act as guidelines on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life. They serve as a prescription for moral and ethical conduct and self-discipline; they direct attention toward one's health; and they help us to acknowledge the spiritual aspects of our nature.

4. PRANAYAMA - Breathing Techniques

The word Prana refers to ‘energy’ or ‘life source’. It can be used to describe the very essence that keeps us alive, as well as the energy in the universe around us. Prana also often describes the breath, and by working with the way we breathe, we affect the mind in a very real way.

Perhaps one of the most fascinating things about Pranayama is the fact that it can mean two totally different things, which may lead us in two totally different directions at this point on the path to freedom….

Pranayama can be understood as either ‘prana-yama’ which would mean ‘breath – control’ or ‘breath restraint’, or it could be understood as ‘prana-ayama’ which would translate as ‘freedom of breath’, ‘breath expansion’ or ‘breath liberation’. 

The physical act of working with different breathing techniques alters the mind in a myriad of ways – we can choose calming practices like Chandra Bhadana (moon piercing breath) or more stimulating techniques such as Kapalabhati (shining skull cleansing breath). 

Each way of breathing will change our state of being, but it’s up to us as to whether we perceive this as ‘controlling’ the way we feel or ‘freeing’ ourselves from the habitual way our mind may usually be.

 

*** Dates for all the "limbs"***:

 

YAMA - 8 FEBRUARY 10 - 12.30pm

NIYAMA - 29 FEBRUARY 2 - 4.30pm (afternoon time)

ASANA - 21 MARCH 10 - 12.30pm

PRANAYAMA - 4 APRIL - 2 - 4.30pm (afternoon time)

PRATYAHARA - 16 MAY - 10 - 12.30pm

DHARANA - 6 JUNE - 2 - 4.30pm (afternoon time)

DHYANA - 18 JULY 2 - 4.30pm (afternoon time)

SAMADI - 19 JULY 10 - 12.30pm

 

Fee for 1 workshop: £10

Fee for ALL THE WORKSHOPS: £108 

All workshops will include:

- yoga practice (relevant to the limb), breathing, meditation and discussions about the particular limb. 

 

Any questions please ring 0121 679 6055.

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