Without the breath there is no yoga

Pranayama with Maria Boox

Photo courtesy of Filippa Tredal

Pranayama means to pause, extend and regulate the breath so that the prana – the life-force of the breath – can expand.

By practising pranayama you will support all systems of the body, including the brain, nervous system, heart, digestive organs, purification of the blood, and so the list goes on.

You’ll also be working directly with the mind – to still the mind in order to get to know your own behaviours and to integrate your own personality. This will help to find more stillness, contentment and inner joy.

I teach pranayama in the tradition of the Kaivalyadhama Yoga Institute where I have been taught by Shri O.P. Tiwariji for many years.

I teach classic pranayama in my group sessions, and on some courses each student will be given their own personal sequence to work with.

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