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Art & Science of Breathing

"Control over breath is control over life" — Swami Rama

WITH Rolf Sovik ON March 14, 2014

Working with the breath is a powerful tool that allows you to change the way the mind and nervous system operate. That is why breath training is a foundation of yoga practice and is also an important part of inner healing. The breath holds the body and mind together and has a major impact on both. Learn how the body actually breathes and how breathing is connected to the nervous system, mind, and emotions. Then use the breath in guided practice to calm and balance the mind and body.

Explore with us:

  • The anatomy and mechanics of breathing, including the leading role of the diaphragm
  • The three main influences on breathing: involuntary or automatic, voluntary or conscious, and non-voluntary (linked to emotion, pain, or stress)
  • A schematic of the healing process that includes working with the breath as an important healing strategy
  • Step-by-step practice of breathing and relaxation
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