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February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Albany, OR 97321 United States
An Introduction to Breathing Practices
The journey of self-discovery and vitality begins with a conscious breath. This comprehensive three-hour introduction to the ancient art of Pranayama guides you through the power of the breath. This workshop is designed for individuals of all levels, offering a profound exploration of breathwork techniques to enhance physical well-being, mental clarity, and spiritual connection.
Guided by Rose Kress, an experienced pranayama practitioner and teacher, participants will begin the process of transformation through the breath. Learn how to unwind the body, mind, and spirit with the healing power of the breath.
- Understanding Pranayama: Dive into the philosophy and science behind Pranayama, exploring the vital life force (prana) and its transformative impact on the mind, body, and spirit.
- Anatomy of the Breath: Unlock the mystery of your anatomy and work with your body for the unfolding of your life force.
- Foundational Breath Techniques: Learn and practice fundamental pranayama techniques, such as Ujjayi (Victorious Breath), Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing), Bhastrikā (Bellows Breath), and Back Breathing, each with its unique benefits.
- Breath and Mind Connection: Understand the profound link between breath and mental states, gaining insights into how specific breathing patterns can calm the mind, reduce stress, and enhance focus.
- Guided Breathwork Sessions: Experience guided pranayama sessions providing a secure and supportive environment for participants to deepen their practice.
- Practical Application: Receive guidance on incorporating pranayama into daily life, offering practical tools to manage stress, improve concentration, and promote overall well-being.
Pranayama 101 is an inclusive workshop suitable for both beginners and those seeking to expand their knowledge of pranayama. Discover the profound impact of conscious breathing and unlock the potential for greater health, vitality, and inner peace.
Note: Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and bring a journal for notes. Handouts provided. Attendance in previous sessions of the meditation series is not required. No prior pranayama experience is required.
This workshop is part of the Journey Within: Spring Meditation Series. Sign up for one or all seven sessions at a discount.