Virtual Pranayama Workshop

Alternate Nostril Breathing and Life Force

Instructor: Laura Imbornoni

Tuesdays, January 18 and 25 | 6 – 7 pm | Online Event | Donations appreciated

Breath is vital to our very life, a birthright that allows us to function in the world as humans. As such, it is natural and uniquely experienced by each of us. We can learn strategies from yogic breath practices to enhance our breathing and our quality of life. Here are some benefits of yogic breathing:

  • Supports calming of the mind.
  • Increases the ability to release toxins from the body.
  • Carries forward into life experience a sense of mindfulness.
  • Increases the level of energy.
  • Enhances relaxation, and creates an atmosphere for nourishing sleep

Ancient yogis explored the energizing and healing aspects of certain breathing practices. Pranayama translates from Sanskrit as ‘prana’ or life force, and ‘ayama’, to regulate or lengthen. In modern times, we can benefit from these ancient practices. This workshop can be used in combination with the practice of yoga, or separately from that.  New and returning participants welcome – the breath always offers new experience. Several yogic breathing practices will be explored.

Dirga Breath. We’ll explore breath in several areas of the torso, and put it together as a three part breath to support deeper inhalation and exhalation. We’ll look at the anatomy of breath.

Nadi Sodahna: Alternate Nostril Breathing.  Breath is intrinsically linked to the energetic realms. Nadis are energy channels throughout the body. This practice helps to purify and balance two main channels, ida and pingala. Alternate nostril breathing brings balance to the right and left hemispheres of the brain, and can be used to center the mind.

About the Instructor:  Laura Imbornoni

Laura Christian Imbornoni, M.Ed., leads yoga classes, expressive movement workshops in the community.  She has a special interest in healthy lifestyle, and balancing personal life with work and other responsibilities.  Laura is a certified Yoga Instructor, Movement Therapy graduate, Yoga Therapy graduate, Holistic Health Educator, Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Transpersonal Life Coach, and is certified in Integral Breath Therapy.

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