An afternoon immersion near London Bridge
The Power of Pranayama
Saturday, 14 September, 2019
Globe House Yoga
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Control of the breath is one of the oldest yogic practices. Although modern classes are focused on postures, the main physical technique in early texts is pranayama. This is said to be the key to inward focus, and freedom from suffering.
We'll explore a variety of traditional methods, as well as discussing the theory behind them, along with their place in yoga history.
"When the breath is unsteady, the mind is unsteady. When the breath is steady, the mind is steady, and the yogi becomes steady. Therefore one should restrain the breath."
Hatha Pradipika (2.2)
No prior experience of pranayama is needed, but you should have an established postural practice.
The cost of the workshop is £20. Email Daniel to book your place.
Daniel Simpson has been studying yoga in various forms since his first trip to India in the 1990s. He runs courses on yoga philosophy at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, on teacher trainings and online. His practical approach combines the flow of Ashtanga with the Iyengar method's attention to detail, lightened by a playful sense of humour. His pranayama teaching is inspired by Clive Sheridan.
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