Breathe to Awaken: Breathwork for Strength
What you'll learn
- Build Strength and Personal Awakening
- Learn The Correct Posture For Breath Freedom
- Develop a Daily Personal Practice of Powerful Yoga Breathing Exercises
- Utilize The Yogis Background Philosophy and Perspective For Depth and Advancement
Learn The Yoga Pranayamas of Mysore India
and Breathe to Awaken
'Prāṇāyāma' - is the art and science of expanding one's life-force energy. These 3 ancient breath practices from Mysore India have previously only been taught directly from teacher to student.
The experience of a regular practice of pranayama builds deep physical strength and calm, while opening the door to an understanding oneself and energy in a way that few practices can.
Learn exactly how to position your hips, spine, head and chest for breathing freedom. You will learn how to perform the hand mudras and safely enter classic poses for pranayama as well as the internal locks, or 'bandha'.
Ratio and Count
These pranayamas have precise measures of how the ratio between the inhalation, hold and exhalation should be to get results. Discover how to set your own rhythm and pace and know how and when you can advance to more challenge.
Philosophy and Lifestyle
Pranayama comes with an important context that is often left out in general level classes. Learn the philosophy and lifestyle recommendations that will help you make the most out of your experiences.
Energy and Mind
'Prāṇā means energy and more energy will open up possibilities for you. Learn how to visualize the flows of energy to take your practice to another level.
23-page Downloadable Manual
Guided breathing sessions for ongoing practice
The Breath Practice
The first pranayama you will learn and practice is called Vishama Vritti and it means "the unequal ratio". It gives you the opportunity to understand the differences in your energy that flows from the nostrils to the tailbone on either side of your spine.
In the second week you will focus on Nadi Shodana which means "the purification of the energy channels". This is a harmonizing, balancing pranayama that will take you deeper.
When you are ready, you can move on to this advanced level pranayama called Shakti Chalana or "the stirring of the shakti energy". This is unique to the Mysore pranayamas and does not appear in other places.
For the adventurous, committed practitioner you may consider taking on an advanced 48 day practice which will reveal to you the secrets of your mind, energy and life itself.
"Excellent course - practiced everyday for 30 days - the results are exciting for me - a lot more motivation and aliveness , but also a calmness, the world is slightly brighter and I feel really awake. This is now part of my everyday practice. Highly recommend - but like anything you have to commit to it and practice daily" - Stuart Picton
I'm Adrian Cox
I teach what I practice. A daily practice of yoga, breathing, and meditation for 25 years. My insatiable curiosity and drive for learning has opened the world to me, and led me to learn with many masters. I am passionate about what I do.
Breathing is our birthright, and changing your relationship with breath can make it easier to be more of the person you want to be, when you need to be. Over centuries and longer, different approaches to understanding and working with breath have emerged. I’ve studied those disciplines for decades, and integrated them into the work I do with BreathYoga. I'm the founder of two yoga schools and have worked with thousands of people, teaching the art and science of body, mind and spirit.
Who this course is for:
- You should be reasonably healthy to begin, ideally you have some regular yoga practice already or exercise at least 1-2x per week
Adrian has been teaching yoga, breathwork, and meditation throughout the world for over 22 years and is the founder of two schools of yoga, Yoga Elements school of yoga in Thailand, and BreathYoga. During its 18 years of operation, Yoga Elements came to be known as one of the world's best, described as “Easily Bangkok’s best studio” by Travel and Leisure (25 Top Yoga Studios Around the World) and as “Bangkok’s most inspiring place to study yoga” by Bangkok Post (reader choice awards).
BreathYoga is Adrian's own approach to yoga and breathwork designed to liberate breath and life force energy using alignment-based yoga and breathwork techniques.
He has taught thousands of people to teach and practice yoga, worldwide, and has been featured at the Yoga Journal conferences in Moscow and Bangkok in 2008, 2009, and 2010. Adrian has a certificate in Breathing Behavioral Analysis under Dr. Peter Litchfield and the Professional School, a certified Rebirthing Breathwork teacher with GRIT Breathwork, a 500 E-RYT certified yoga teacher trainer as well a certified NLP trainer and hypnotherapist with NLP co-founder John Grinder (ITNLP), as well as additional certifications with Christina Hall (Society of NLP), John Overdurf (HNLP) and Stephen Gilligan.
He is a passionate teacher, and a master at guiding people towards the rich inner resources of one’s own mind, body, and spirit!