Connecting to the Power of the Breath in Yoga
Breathing seems simple—you breathe in and you breathe out.
But over the years most of us have developed patterns in our breathing without being aware of it. Big and small events in our lives, have left their mark in our breath as we use artificial strategies to deal with them. This leaves many of us with limited, or even unhealthy breathing patterns.
Yogic breathing is an essential practice of hatha yoga that not only brings relaxation, clarity, focus and renewed energy; it is the doorway from asana (the practice of yoga postures) into meditation. But because of these patterns and blocks, pranayama can seem difficult and even inaccessible.
Any training in pranayama has to teach not only the fundamental techniques accessibly, but also support practitioners in recognizing and working gracefully through these blocks.
In this full day pranayama training you will learn simple, straightforward and clear pranayama techniques as described in Doug’s book “Refining the Breath. “
Doug Keller has been teaching workshops and trainings in the therapeutic applications of yoga for a decade, and is known not only for his effectiveness in communicating this ever-evolving approach in these trainings, but also for his extensive writing on the topic in magazines, journals and his two-volume work on ‘Yoga As Therapy.’ He is also, in addition to his traveling and teaching, a Distinguished Professor at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in their Master’s Degree program in Yoga Therapy. This program is state-approved and accredited for granting a Master’s degree in this field, and is fully accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. See doyoga.com
Yoga Moves is a big fan of Doug and his work: esp his wonderful books and manuals he has written. (We carry this in our shop). We use a lot of his work in our trainings.
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