Pranayama as Tapas

September 29, 2017    BY Jim Bennitt

Learn how to build tapas with pranayama (breathwork). This practice includes a gentle warm-up before a seated practice of kapalabhati (skull shining breath), pratiloma, which is a mixture of ujjayi (victory breath) and nadi shodhanam (alternate nostril breathing).

This practice does involve breath retention, which may at first make the mind agitated. But with practice, it can create a clarity of mind that can provide an inner sense of ease, even in chaotic times. Progress slowly, with patience.

This class is part of the Fire Up Your Practice: Tapas Challenge.

Thank you to JadeYoga, the official mat of Yoga International.

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Jim Bennitt
Jim teaches Tantric Vinyasa Yoga: an authentic, comprehensive practice influenced by ParaYoga, Universal Yoga, the Himalayan Institute, and the Krishnamacharya lineage. Based in Chicago and co-founder of Tejas Yoga Studio, Jim's inspired teachings and demos are sought after at many conferences and studios across the country.