Classes - PranayamaSacred Breathing through the whole body

Sacred Breathing is a conscious, connected process that restores your mind and body to health and wellness. Breath focused attention increases ease of being, recognises the power of your breath to transform you and brings new level of awareness of your true identity.
Yoga masters knew from ancient times that the breth is the most essential part of human life, connecting us with the life energy behind all matter. They called this energy PranaPranayama is vibrant vitality. The Sacred Breathin: Mindfulness and Pranayama session is very easy, very, very easy. It is performed lying down, i=on a yoga mat, with a blanket and pillow if necessary. This may be the most productive hour of lying down all day you will ever have. It is dedicated to the breath of life through which you can experience the awareness, peace of mind and joy that lies within you. You will also discover the secret to harnessing a life force energy that grants you the ability to accomplish great things in life. 
We started breathing when we were born because we were exposed to the full force of gravity, and most of the time we don't ever think about breathing. If you had to remind your body to breathe, you wouldn’t have much time to do anything else! You breathe about 15-18 times every minute, or more than 20,000 times a day. Breathing air in and out is called respiration and it’s one of the essential activities your body does automatically.

You need to breathe because your body needs air. Air is made up of several different gases, the major one being oxygen. Every living cell in your body needs oxygen to turn food into energy. This energy keeps your incredible body machine 'running'. Its all important function is the preservation of life. During your life span, a continuous supply of oxygen is necessary for the functioning of every organ in your body. If the cells of the human brain are cut off from fresh oxygen for as little as ten seconds, the body  suffers serious harm or dies. This oxygen supply comes from the air drawn into your lungs. Life begins with breathing in the first breath and terminates with the last breath out.
You can achieve better breathing and a happier, healthier life, based primarily on simple Yogic methods of breathing and related exercises. Good breathing and good posture are inextricably linked, and from a functional point of view, they are almost the same thing. So many parts of you are involved: your ribs, the thoracic spine, your diaphragm, your shoulders, neck, the centre of mass, your centre of gravity, the appendages of the body and more! This workshop will clarify, expand and enrich the movements of respiration. It will enable you to discover ways to breathe more easily, more fully and enjoy more satisfying breathing - a more quenching breath!  You will have conscious control over your breathing and also your subconscious. There will be interplay - a process where thinking can influence feeling, and feeling can influence thinking. 
In your Breathe for Health workshop, you use your body to loosen your breathing apparatus and thereby purify prana, your voice for exhaling stale air and stagnant vibrations, your breath to energise, and your mind to concentrate and visualise. You train in the ways of controlling the channels and five types of breath retention: open hold, directed hold, closed hold, contracted hold and empty hold. The aim is to go beyond judging and thinking. This is called contemplation. When all these aspects are applied together, you have the possibility to arrive at your real knowledge or the understanding of the primordial state, your original condition. 
You breathe around 900 times an hour, 20,000 times a day, 150,000 a week, 7 million times a year. It's worth spending an hour a week, investing and improving the movements of your respiration.
 Shanti Yoga™
The Health Institute Australia
Australian Government Registered Training Organisation No. 30834
CRICOS Provider No. 03098E



About Shantiji

Shanti Gowans is the globally recognised author and founder of Shanti Yoga™, Meditation and Ayurveda for the self, family and community.

Shantiji has brought the concepts and practices of a healthy body and a still mind to thousands of Australians through her Yoga and Meditation programs on national television... Read more about Shantiji's biography

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