What is pranayama?
Pranayama is a group of breathing exercises that work on all levels. There are so many benefits!
- increase lung capacity
- bring more oxygen to the system
- work in a gentle way on the heart
- help tone the nervous system
- bring you new energy
- calm the mind
- prepare for concentration and meditation
We practise two basic exercises in the class, kappalabathi, or pumping breath, and anuloma viloma, or alternate nostril breathing. Pranayama is best taught by a teacher initially, but practised at home on a regular basis it will give you new energy and well-being.