Calming Pranayama Yoga

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.5 (82 votes)
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This pranayama yoga class calms the nervous system using a series of yoga breathing exercises, including deep breathing (diaphragmatic breathing) - which combines the belly, mid-chest and upper chest breaths - and alternate nostril breathing, or Anulom Vilom. The alternate nostril breath is a challenging breathing technique, so don't be surprised if you find it difficult the first few times. This class is great to do before bed or when you need to relax.

Equipment: None
Style: Gentle Yoga, Hatha Yoga, Pranayama Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety/Stress


minigno 2 years ago

I've never done a session like this on just breathing (other than the earlier primer in the beginner course). Incredibly relaxing...but definitely a challenge for the 12 second breaths! Oddly enough it was the controlling the in breathing to take a full 12 seconds to fill up that was the hardest, especially on the one nostril, but I felt like I started to get the hang of it near the end.

perfecta25 2 years ago

Crazy challenging class - i definitely needed movement before this one! Namaste

cgoldhaw 2 years ago

Hard to rate this one. Good video, but this practice was
not for me.

Tina S 2 years ago

David did a wonderful job. But it was difficult for me. I had to stop as my back started hurting. I think I was straining it, 

I usually have some tightness on my back. But it was a different sort. Is that normal? I’ll try the Savitri breathing.

Sebastiantanner94 2 years ago

I don't think I have ever sweat from a pranayama practice until this one. This was very challenging! I almost made it through without having to do extra breathing! Another challenge I will have to start!
One question, when breathing in you say we should start with the belly, ribs, then chest, is there a way we should be breathing out? In a similar manner or just relax everything?
Thanks, David!