January 7 2019 | Pranayama
Learning to breathe and increase our vitality.
This post may assist current Iriness students and those of you, who start practising pranayama leading to Kundalini meditation.
Pranayama is a yogic practice of increasing vitality through breathing exercises. It is a foundation for yogic meditation and a link between the lower and higher limbs of Ashtanga yoga.
While we shortly introduce pranayama practices during our daily Ashtanga Vinyasa classes at Iriness, we have a special class-workshop twice a month to delve deeper and offer you simple home practices. We welcome complete beginners and more experienced yogis.
If you’d like to add pranayama to your yoga routine, just plan 15 min a day. Preferably in the morning hours. If you want to start with less time, – simply learn technique 1 below first, and then continue further. I am at Iriness daily or on email to help you progress, so welcome to questions. There are counter-indications to these practices, which I cover during the classes. If you are not sure, please talk to me or consult other sources.
This will probably do for our beginners-breathers and then each practice above has more depth to delve into. So, if you are Iriness student and feel you have mastered above, just come over and I’ll unveil next level of practice.
Enjoy the practice. Never force your breath – it’s a long term subtle practice so be kind to yourself ☺️.
Above is mostly learnt from the teacher I study with – Gregor Maehle. He has 5 great books which are available on Amazon.
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