Calming Pranayama Yoga

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.5 (73 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/Pranayama Yoga, Yoga for Anxiety Stress


bronwynhegarty 10 months ago

this style of breathing really extended me. I was getting good at the long exhale and holding it by the end but not as good on filling the lungs - something to work on.

Kkbuckey 10 months ago

I went to bed without doing this class but I could not sleep. So glad I got up and did this class. Great for getting me to relax.

Francine P 10 months ago

ouf very challenging, I stopped after 16 min. it does help to quiet the mind.
Thank you Namaste

mrebhun45 10 months ago

I really don't enjoy the feeling of gasping for air because my lungs aren't well trained. Very intense

turnersusmc 10 months ago

I see some improvement in the length of time I can inhale and exhale, but I find it stressful rather than calming.

badrienne 10 months ago

Started out great but laying on one's back (a suggested possibility) doesn't allow you to watch the alternate nostril breathing and ultimately the class gave me a headache. :(