Pranayama (Yoga) workshop at stretch

Exploring energy & breath… Unlike many of the body’s functions, the breath can be both unconscious and consciously controlled – meaning it is intrinsically linked to the mind. It is also our main means for absorbing Prana, (or Ki or Chi – life force energy).Pranayama – expansion of the various vital airs through breath – has specific physiological benefits, particularly on the nervous system, and can balance mood & emotions. In Yoga, Pranayama creates a bridge between the physical and subtle planes.This practical workshop will guide you through a range of different Pranayama techniques – heating, cooling, detoxifying, balancing – allowing space to observe the effects. The session will lead into a guided meditation, using the breath.Not suitable for beginners. Please let us know in advance if you have specific health conditions which may affect your Pranayama practise such as high blood pressure or asthma, or if you are pregnant.£15 p/p (£12 stretch members)@ stretch, 206 Netil House, 1 Westgate Street E8Please book in advance – email me – piriamvadayogaetc@gmail.comNamaste x