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.