In various yogic systems of thought, it is a commonly held belief that we humans are allotted 10,000 breaths per day for 100 years. Did you know that the average person breathes 20,000 times per day? The overwhelming majority of a typical person's respiratory activity is short and shallow, which produces profound effects on numerous body functions. So, how do we create greater respiratory efficiency and improve actions like our digestion? In short, with Pranayama! The breathing exercises of yoga can help us engage the lungs more fully with less strain -- and this is just the tip of iceberg.
Join Mary Richards, e-RYT, CYT, for an evening dedicated to the most important of the body's "senses," the breath. This workshop will include a brief lecture about the respiratory system and offer participants the guided opportunity to practice several different pranayama techniques. There will be some active and passive pose practice as well, to prime the body for the breathing exercises. Dress comfortably and bring water.
$25 if registered before October 27, $40 thereafter.