Prana relates to the flow of life force throughout our energy channels. The most effective way to influence the movement of prana is through the breath. The practice of Pranayama roughly means various breathing techniques. Physically, Pranayama techniques can help to effectively utilise and strengthen the whole range of our respiratory organs.
These 75 minute taster workshops at our Sunderland studio, will vary and change each time, in order to show different aspects of breathing and different techniques - so no two workshops are the same.
A regular Pranayama practice can stimulate the parasympathetic system, countering the overstimulation our bodies go through during the Fight or Flight response.Our breath patterns are closely linked to our emotional states. Our breathing changes when we are angry, excited, tired or nervous.
By the use of appropriate Pranayama techniques, we can actually alter our physical and emotional state - for example using calming, balancing practices like Nadi Shodhana (alternate nostril breathing) or more stimulating, energising techniques such as Kapalabhati (shining skull cleansing breath).
These one off introductory taster workshops will teach you the fundamental technique that is required to join a group class
You will learn some basic yoga asanas (postures) on this two hour workshop, along with breathing and relaxation techniques
Learn the different types of meditation in order to find the right path for you. A variety of mindfulness techniques are also taught.
Staying in is the new going out! Combine your two favourite things in one fun session and meet like-minded people while you chillout!
This two hour workshop will introduce you to the basic practice of Kundalini yoga with some basic krias (actions/ moves), meditation and chanting
This 90 minute session will introduce you to some of the basic movements performed at the barre, followed by a one hour taster class.