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Intro to Pranayama and Mindful Sitting with Yama Yoga YTTs


This is the second of a two-part workshop with this year's yoga teacher trainers in Doha. We will discuss basic anatomical considerations around breathing and how this relates to entry-level Pranayama techniques. We also discuss Pranayama in the wider context of yoga practices--how this helps one balance the nervous system as they develop openness and flexibility through Asana practice. And how this also relates to a seated practice. 

Non-denominational chants are introduced in this session as well as how to use a metronome and count the breaths on the hands. Time permitting, kriyas are also explored.

Specifically, techniques to calm the nervous system are discussed by default at this entry level. A more personalized approach is available through an advanced teacher in a dedicated, immersion setting.