Practicing Pranayama: Breathe Happy, Be Happy!
What you'll learn
- Explain what Pranayama is and why it's important
- Understand the 9 types of pranayama and their technique
- Complete a full-length guided pranayama practice
- Know the benefits and contraindications of each type of yogic breath
- Know how and where to practice to make the most out of their pranayama session
- Determine which breath(s) will be most beneficial to them depending on how they are feeling
- A quiet indoor space without distractions
- A general knowledge of breathing terms and the body parts associated with it
- A willingness to give your full attention to your breath (silence your cell phones!) for the duration of each exercise
- A positive, open mind!
Discover the power of the breath on the mind, body, and emotions using traditional pranayama (yogic breathing) techniques. Learn to use these techniques to work towards becoming healthier and happier each and every day.
Learn and Practice All 9 Traditional Pranayama Techniques to Increase Your Well-Being on All Levels
Learn the methods, benefits, and contraindications of the 9 traditional pranayamas
Practice each technique in a guided video
Learn the 10 rules for effective pranayama sessions
Follow along with a full-length guided practice
Boost your creativity and reduce negative energy with bonus breathing techniques!
Pranayama: The Ancient Answer to a More Vibrant Life
For thousands of years, yogis have been using the power of their breath to improve their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. How? The breath is one of the main ways that we affect the flow of energy, or prana, in our bodies. By learning to balance and manipulate this flow through different breathing techniques, you can do everything from improve your digestion to reduce stress!
Taking the time to focus on your breath will also strengthen your respiratory system in general. After all, we need to breath to stay alive, so shouldn't we take the time to make sure we are breathing in the most effective, efficient way possible?
Pranayama is a great tool to have in helping you stay healthy and happy. Aside from it's physical benefits, it is proven to greatly reduce stress levels, increase positivity, improve focus, and more!
Begin your journey by learning exactly what Pranayama is (hint: it means more than breath control!) and the many benefits you get from a consistent practice. Then learn the 10 rules for making the most out of your time practicing pranayama, as well as the best ways to sit and how to protect your energy.
Next, learn the major functions of each of the 9 traditional pranayama techniques, along with their major benefits and contraindications. Then follow along with the step-by-step tutorial to learn each type of breath. Each lecture comes with a handout that lists a more complete list of benefits and contraindications of the breath being discussed, and sometimes extra little bits of background information and yogic philosophy.
At the end, put all 9 techniques together into a full-length pranayama session. By the end of this course, you will have all the skills you need to continue your own home practice, along with the confidence to use those skills in the most effective way for you!
Who this course is for:
- Yoga students wishing to deepen their practice beyond just the physical asanas
- Anyone wishing to learn to expand or balance their breath and energy
- Anybody who wants practical ways to improve their well-being with simple breathing techniques!
- Anyone curious about the yogic philosophy of breath, prana, and energy flow
- Those seeking healing from breathwork
Elle Felkner is a 200 hour RYT who completed her teacher training in Rishikesh, India, a holy city known as the Birthplace of Yoga. While Elle originally came to yoga over seven years ago looking for a gentler form of exercise after gymnastics injuries, and for a way to stay thin in order to pursue her acting and modelling career, she was soon captivated by the power of yoga to heal our mind, body, and spirit. Through her yoga journey, Elle has found that when we let go of what no longer serves us, we can rediscover who we were meant to be in the first place. Her mission is to spread this message of positivity and freedom to as many people as she can.