When Is a Student Ready to Begin Pranayama Practice?

with Rolf Sovik

A student should have 3 things in place before moving from breath training to a pranayama practice: diaphragmatic breathing, an understanding of how the breath relaxes the nervous system, and an understanding of how the breath enhances concentration. Developing this understanding and awareness of one’s own natural breath can take a good deal of time—perhaps 6 months.

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Rolf Sovik

Rolf Sovik

President and Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute and a clinical psychologist in private practice, Rolf Sovik has studied yoga in the United States, India, and Nepal. He holds degrees in... Read more>>  

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