The meaning of Prana is breath control; Yama meaning relaxation of the mind and Yoga meaning unity. Pranayama Yoga is the art of relaxation and is a means of achieving peace of mind. It enables one to have the energy to cope with all the demands made on us and to face them with serenity. It is a way of life.
What Are The Benefits?
Develops our concentration and focus. Encourages self control over mind, body and spirit. Enhances flexibility, muscle tone and strength. Helps with our circulation, digestion and metabolism. Improves self esteem and confidence. Increases oxygen and reduces toxins in our body. Relaxes the mind and body, helping to release stress and gain inner peace. Pranayama Yoga may help with anxiety, arthritis, asthma, back pain, blood pressure, carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic fatigue, depression, diabetes, epilepsy, headaches, heart disease, multiple sclerosis, pregnancy, thyroid problems and weight loss!
Also, due to the stresses of everyday life, we tend to forget our breathing and either take fast or shallow breaths. This results in a lack of oxygen and increased toxins to the body, which can lead to complications including fatigue, heart disease and sleep disorders. Practising to breathe correctly may help to eliminate this.
Who Should Come?
Anyone! Whether you’re young or more mature, male or female, you will benefit from Pranayama Yoga. It is a very gentle Yoga and you’ll be amazed at how much progress you make if you practise regularly.
What Happens In A Class?
Classes are typically 1.5 hours. We start with a mental relaxation formula, followed by foundation breathing exercises, continue with the first movements and finish with deep relaxation.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like any more information.