Image by Max Greenstein

Image by Max Greenstein

Thank you for coming to A Night of Healing.

Please find your guided pranayama practice at this link: Guided Pranayama Download

Pranayama is the formal practice of controlling your breath, and is used commonly in hatha and vinyasa yoga. Prana means life force or breath sustaining the body; Ayama translates as "to extend or draw out." Together two mean breath extension or control.

Pranayama is great for replenishing the body, for soothing anxiety and bringing centeredness to the mind and body and nervous system.

In this practice, we’ll be exploring two pranayama techniques:

  • Ujjayi pranayama (also called the Victorious breath) is the most common breath technique in yoga, and it provides a chance to slow down the breath and to bring more control. It’s energizing and calming all at once.

  • Nadi Shodhana (alternative nostril breathing) balances the feminine and masculine sides of the body, or the nadis - the energy lines within our body that criss cross along our spines. I feel like everybody can benefit from Nadi Shodhana as it’s a beautiful connector of the body.

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