Pranayama Yoga

In Pranayama Yoga (Prāṇāyāma Yoga) sessions of restorative poses (asanas) are followed by gentle breathing practices in order to bring body and mind into a state of relaxation and harmony. Invite yourself to discover the silent space within, and deepen your own yoga practice through the art of Prāṇāyāma.

Return to the body and restore body and mind

Prāṇāyāma ist suitable for pregnancy,  but 6 months of regular asana practice is recommended.

Practice of prāṇāyāma not only removes the veil of haziness covering the light of intelligence, but makes the mind a fit instrument for meditation.

BKS Iyengar

 Prāṇāyāma is a Sanskrit word alternatively translated as “extension of the prāṇa (breath or life force)” or “breath control.” The word is composed from two Sanskrit words: prana meaning life force (noted particularly as the breath), and either yama (to restrain or control the prana, implying a set of breathing techniques where the breath is intentionally altered in order to produce specific results) or the negative form ayāma, meaning to extend or draw out (as in extension of the life force). It is a yogic discipline with origins in ancient India.

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