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Basics of Breathing

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Course Overview

Often the suffering we face in our lives begins in our minds. In Basics of Breathing, yoga teacher and wellness consultant for Hoag Hospital Anusha Wijeyakumar offers you five-minute breath-focused meditations that have helped her patients feel happier and less reactive in their daily lives. Because these meditations are so short, they're easier to fit into your life than long ones where you might have to carve out a specific time and place for practice.

The program includes an introduction and five meditations. In the intro you’ll learn more about the work Anusha does and its effectiveness—how it can help you improve your outlook and your life. In the practices, she helps you get settled and then guides you, step by step, through grounding breathing practices and affirmations designed to help you feel more at ease in the moment.

The meditations are: Mindfulness Breathwork, Balancing Breathwork, Reset Breathwork, Calming Breathwork, and Tension-Releasing Breathwork.

Life can be challenging for all of us, especially during a pandemic when many people are prone to feeling more isolated and stressed. Take a few minutes to give yourself some space and peace with this accessible program.

Certificate of completion

3 CEU’s Upon Completion

Self Paced Learning

Course Outline

30min to complete

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Section 1
  • Yoga teacher and wellness consultant for Hoag Hospital Anusha Wijeyakumar shares how five minute meditations have helped her and her patients become happier, more peaceful, and less reactive in their daily lives.
  • In this first practice, you’ll connect with your breath and do a simple breathing counting practice while seated. Enjoy this opportunity to connect with your body and mind.
  • In the second practice, you’ll step away from the busyness of your day to do a grounding five-count breathing practice and use a simple affirmation.
  • In this third recharge practice, you’ll raise the breath count to seven and silently say a few words to help you feel more safe and secure in the moment.
  • Pause and collect yourself with this calming practice that’s designed to help you respond skillfully to stressful events. Anusha invites you to recall a moment when you felt safe and loved and allow yourself to savor it. At the end of the meditation, you’ll have time to reflect on how the experience of being cherished felt in your body before you return to your day.
  • Tension-Releasing Breathwork

    5m
    Pranayama Practice

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Meet Your Teacher

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Anusha Wijeyakumar
I’m Anusha Wijeyakumar. I’m passionate about honoring the roots of Yoga and educating people on the importance... Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely, you can include this course in your Yoga Alliance training hours, with each hour equivalent to one continuing education credit.
This course is entirely self- paced, allowing you to learn at your convenience.There are no imposed deadlines or time constraints for Course completion.
No prerequisites are required; this course is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge and practice.
No, the course is accessible to all individuals interested in enriching their understanding and practice of yoga.Yoga teaching certification is not a prerequisite.

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