Pranayama

Most of us take our respiratory process for granted, never considering that perhaps there is a correct and

an incorrect way of breathing naturally. We tend to breathe incorrectly and inadequately because our

lives are not balanced. The stresses and strains, conflicts and challenges of life adversely affect and alter

the basic rhythm of breath. Often, the breath becomes fast and shallow. Incorrect or inadequate breathing

means using only a part of the capacity of the lungs and starving the body of precious oxygen

nourishment which is freely available to us. By shallow breathing, we also build up stagnant air in the

lower regions of the lungs leading to various respiratory disorders.

Without breathing, we cannot live. By half breathing, we only half live. Let us rectify this undesirable

situation by re-educating our breath in the yogic way. Pranayama is a science which is related to the

breath but more so to the subtle energies flowing in the breath, which is known as prana. Prana exists

within each of us in a dormant form. When we practice pranayama, the quantity of this vital energy in the

body is activated to a higher frequency, gearing us towards maintaining a healthy body and mind.

In the Yoga Sutras, the practices of pranayama and asana are considered to be the highest form of

purification and self-discipline for the body and mind.


In this Yoga Anubhava series, we will work on a specific program to strengthen and revitalize the lungs with pranayama, which will also help to face the challenges of the pandemic more effectively and confidently.

Instructions for participants to all classes:

  • The practices are suitable for all levels of flexibility and fitness

  • Please wear comfortable clothing for ease of movement

  • Ensure that you have not eaten for at least 2 hours before class

  • Next classes dates will be announced here once it is scheduled again.