Breathe – an introduction to Pranayama with Bridgette Sunman

The third in my series of Autumn 2019 Hatha Yoga Workshops.

The breath is an often-overlooked aspect of our lives. We sometimes take it for granted. Expecting and relying on it always being there, when of course one day it just simply won’t be.

In yoga, as in life in general, the breath is a vital element, worthy of deeper exploration, understanding and practice. Our breath not only sustains us, helping us to build stamina moment to moment while we hold our yoga postures (or asanas as they are known in Sanskrit), the breath also oxygenates our poses, helping energise and revitalise us. It is also crucial in help us to relax more fully and simply let go.

Yogapedia defines Pranayama as the conscious awareness of breath: the life force that both energises and relaxes the body. The term is derived from the Sanskrit, prana, meaning “life force,” and ayama, meaning “extension.”

In this workshop you’ll learn how to work more deeply with the breath. Using a blend of specific Hatha Yoga postures we’ll explore a range of different breathing techniques which can enrich your yoga practice. There will also be several relaxations and Yoga Nidra.

The investment is £25 per person for each workshop.

This workshop is suitable for adults of all ages, levels and abilities.

Places are limited so that we will have plenty of room to stretch and move.

Please phone, email or DM Bridgette directly with any questions and to book your yoga mat space.