Breathwork has gained enormous popularity in recent years with people referring to it as the ‘new yoga’ or ‘meditation’s little brother’. Most of us don’t breathe deeply enough (only using up to 60% of our lungs) and breathwork has a huge range of benefits. Along with the surge of breathwork practitioners across Ireland today, some wellness centres started renaming their classes to “Breathing Yoga” or “Breathing Meditation” to join the trend. But is breathwork really just part of a regular yoga practice or is it something completely different?
When I was a kid back in the 80’s – I was practicing this! I don’t know where it came from, but all I know is, it is engrained in me, its like sleeping or exercising, it’s part of me and part of my life and that is why I am so passionate about it, teaching to you and holding the space for you to align Mind, Body, Breath. Whether you are a complete beginners to Yoga and Breathwork or someone more experienced, you will be so welcome to join me on the mat for some deep relaxation, flexibility and overall feeling of being present in the moment.
In my classes, we practice Pranyama breath? What is is….
Pranayama is a formal practice of breath control in yoga. In fact, each asana (pose) should be done with proper breathing with an experienced practitioner which makes the entire practice inseparable. Pranayama exercises are normally given as part of the yoga class, either at the beginning or end of the session (or both). I can safely conclude that pranayama is one of the breathwork modalities used in yoga.
We will learn Breath of Fire which is typically Exhale Pulsations or Blowing Candles, Circle of Joy breath, Lions Breath, Nadi Shodhana or Alternate Nostril Breathing, one of my favourites especially if you suffer from sinuses like me, Ujjayi or Ocean’s Breath to name but a few. Combining Breathwork helps us to move beautifully from one asana to the next while becoming aware of the movement and transition and this is where the beauty is.
So, if you want to come and experience a sense of calm, relaxation, meet like minded people in a high vibration and positive safe space, then book your 6 week term with me and I will take care of the rest.
I look forward to meeting each one of you. The beauty of my job as a Yoga teacher is now the friends I meet along the way, it has transformed my life and I am very grateful to have this in my life.
The light in me sees the light in you!