Essential Pranayama: Breathing Techniques for Balance, Healing, and Peace

Essential Pranayama: Breathing Techniques for Balance, Healing, and Peace

by Jerry Givens

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Overview

Increase energy, relieve stress, find balance—yogic breathing for every level

Pranayama, translated as the extension of one’s life force, can help you improve focus, relieve stress, and deepen your yoga practice—simply through breathing. Essential Pranayama offers clear, approachable breath techniques and exercises for all levels of practitioner. Whether you’re experienced with yoga and breathwork or just beginning to explore, this guide will help you quickly feel the benefits of pranayama techniques.

Discover both the modern scientific perspectives and the traditional wisdom around the effects of pranayama on the body and mind. Learn the building blocks of the techniques and find out how to sequence them to address your specific needs. You can use the short practices during a brief quiet moment in your day—or expand your yoga and meditation routines with longer combinations.

Essential Pranayama includes:

  • 60 breathing exercises—These individual techniques and sequences have the power to energize, calm, improve digestion, cool your body, and much more.
  • Simple and concise—Each technique can be performed in 15 minutes or less, making it easy to fold pranayama methods into your daily habits.
  • Practical—Optimize your experience with tips for arranging your physical space, using equipment, and keeping your practice comfortable.

Unlock greater peace and wellness with the simple techniques of Essential Pranayama.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781646117390
Publisher: Callisto Media
Publication date: 04/14/2020
Pages: 194
Sales rank: 550,019
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Jerry Givens is a yoga and meditation educator, retreat leader, writer, and life coach. He is a 500-hour certified teacher of Tantric Hatha Yoga & Meditation and has been teaching since 2008. He leads classes, workshops, seminars, and retreats in Northern California. Find him at JerryGivens.net.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

How to use this book xi

1 All About Pranayama 1

2 The Building Blocks of Breath 27

3 Beginner (Adhama) 43

4 Intermediate (Madhyama) 75

5 Advanced (Uttama) 107

6 Pranayama in Practice 139

Resources 170

References 172

Index 174

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