Calming Pranayama Yoga

David Procyshyn
Instructor David Procyshyn
Average: 4.5 (77 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


Sharyl M 1 year ago

The 12 seconds was too long for me but I did do it as long as I could and I do feel the benefits of this session.

mmsanford 1 year ago

Could you recommend some type of breathing progression? I have a very difficult time with these exercises. I do not feel like my pulmonary excursion is adequate.

David Procyshyn 1 year ago

A great place to start is my Savitri Breathing audio recording. There are 3 tracks that progress in difficulty and the first one gets you to deepen and lengthen your breath in a careful way. It helps you build your capacity so you can lead up to a class like this one.

Tina S 1 year ago

I also had a hard time and had to stop. My back started hurting. I also started noticing soreness and tightness on my left side. I usually have some tightness on my back. But it was a different sort. Is that normal? I’ll try the Savitri breathing.

mmsanford 1 year ago

These exercises are so difficult for me I think I am going to have a chest X-ray . I am an asthmatic with sinus issues but I did not think this would be so difficult.

SarahViolet 1 year ago

Very calming. My ability to focus on and control my breath has definitely grown with these classes.

bronwynhegarty 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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