This beautiful month of August is all about Better Breath. In my gut, I feel now is the time to offer you content of value solely focussed on enhancing your life force energy or “prana”. Prana is the sanskrit word for life force, chi, energy or breath.
Why is developing your prana important? As a Yoga practitioner, once I understood and implemented the use of “Ujjayi” breath (the breath Victorious or more commonly known as Ocean Sounding breath – sorry I don’t like the Darth Vader cue and I know a lot of teachers use it!) my entire stamina changed. I don’t only mean in my yoga practice, but off the mat. My stamina to deal with challenging situations, my stamina doing my cardio exercise which for me is jogging, dance, surfing or yoga(!) and my stamina to pause and rest more deeply. Learning how to breathe again has changed my life. Notice I say breathe “again” because when we are born we know how to breathe well. Babies breathe naturally to their maximum capacity. When was the last time you did? As we get older, the layers of stress, demands and society pressures mount up – it takes its toll on the quality of our breath. I’m sure you know the type of breath I mean – shallow, jagged, tight and tense.
I’d like to help turn this around for you.
I am offering 3 FREE Pranayama classes next week on the VIP Community on Monday 10th,Wednesday 12th, and Friday 14th August available on replay as well as live (if you’re around on those dates from 11-11.30BST. Here’s what you need to do:
- Sign up
- Join the VIP Community (only if you haven’t already as I know most of you have!)
- Complete a short Pranayama survey about the quality of your current breath here. This will help me to help you better. It was designed with respect for your time in mind – the majority of questions are mainly tick box and checklist so it truly will only take a few minutes.
Thank you so much for being a part of this space. For both giving and receiving here and for helping me serve you best by taking part in the FREE challenge and answering the Enhance your Life Force quiz.