WHAT Is
BREAThwork?

Pranayama (Breathwork)

Simply put, Pranayama is the practice of breath control and a wonderful set of breathing techniques that have amazing benefits for both our mental and physical health.

Pranayama is a Sanskrit word meaning extension of the breath or more accurately, “extension of the life force”. The word is composed of two Sanskrit words, Prāna meaning life force and āyāma, meaning to extend, draw out, restrain, or control.

Breathing is more than just the physical component of bringing oxygen in and out of our body, it starts in the mind, and is about becoming aware and conscious of the breath and the connection it has with the mind. Breath is the only system in our body which is both automatic and also under our control, which is why having our own awareness is so important, especially the effect it can have on the entire body.

When we breathe properly, we are bringing enough oxygen into our body to help reproduce cells and to help them function properly and also allows us to influence the different systems in the body, including our digestive, nervous, muscular, and endocrine system. Therefore we can use our breath as a wonderful tool to influence and balance, strengthen all the other systems inside the body.

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THE BREATH IS ALSO CONNECTED TO OUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND.

When we are stressed or anxious, our breathing is shallow and fast, and when you are calm and relaxed, our breathing is deep and long. Therefore with these breathing techniques we are able to influence both the physical and the mental parts of our body.

PRINCIPLES

When we begin practicing and learning more about Pranayama, it is important that we understand the principles or steps of Pranayama practice.

These include:

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bECOME AWARE OF BREATH
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LEARN TO CONTROL YOUR BREATH
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LEARN TO EXPAND AND EXTEND YOUR BREATH​
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LET GO OF THE FORCE AND LET YOUR BREATH BE EFFORTHLESS​

ALL THIS PRINCIPLES ARE TAUGHT IN MY

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the goal, quality breath.

By learning to establish these fundamental principles of breathing, you will notice that the quality of your breathing improves significantly every day if you practice it and continue to be curious about your breath. The goal is to have an expansive, quality breath during the day and have the ability to positively influence it in times that you might need it.