Breathing remains largely an unconscious act. However, pranayama is the practice of merging breath and consciousness. But that is just the beginning. The culmination of pranayama is cultivating the ability to receive the breath without changing it.
In this two-part online course, we will discuss the basic physiology of breathing, practice a few poses which can allow us to move our ribs, spine, and lungs more freely, as well as practicing several pranayama techniques.
But our focus in pranayama will be on becoming the receptive vessel of the breath instead of using our mind to strictly manipulate every aspect of breathing. Our interest will be with the energy and sensation of the breath rather than just trying to make our inhalation, exhalation, and retention longer and longer.
Highly Recommended Books
Light on Pranayama by B.K.S Iyengar
Breath by James Nestor
(It is not an exaggeration to say that both these books changed my life. JHL)
What Will I Learn?
You will study the basic physiology of breathing, practice poses which can allow us to move our ribs, spine, and lungs more freely, as well as practicing several pranayama techniques. Our interest will be with the energy and sensation of the breath rather than just trying to make our inhalation, exhalation, and retention longer and longer.
Who is the Course for?
Open to all dedicated yoga practitioners.
The course will be recorded and replay access offered to all students for 21 days after the event.
Upon completion of this course, you will receive a Yogacampus Certificate of Attendance. The course is also eligible for Yoga Alliance CPD credits.
Meet the Teachers
Judith Hanson Lasater PhD., PT is credited with establishing Restorative yoga as a modern yogic discipline and has taught Restorative Yoga teacher trainings around the world since 2001. Her Yogacampus intensives invariably sell out quickly. In this training we will learn the art and skill of teaching Restorative yoga.
Raised in San Francisco, and educated at Columbia University, Lizzie Lasater is a yoga teacher, producer, and designer, who shares her work via live online events, her Sunday Savasana Series newsletter, a spirit jewelry collection, YouTube, and Instagram. Lizzie lives in Salzburg with her Austrian husband and twin boys.
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