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


beesknees 1 year ago

Good class. I struggled with the longer breaths today. I modified with a shorter count. I appreciated having more time to settle into the breath even though I found it challenging. I will revisit this practice another day to see how it feels. Thank you!

naomi1 1 year ago

The sense of calm I needed today, thank you!

EmBe 1 year ago

This peaceful outdoor setting is nice for a Pranayama class. I plan to do this class again in the future and feel it would be a good relaxing evening class.

Jimbob 1 year ago

Hmmm. Interesting.

Strangely, I found it easier to breath, hold and exhale using one nostril rather than both. Also, I find it much more relaxing to just let the breath happen on it’s own (which can take a bit of practice itself) rather than controling it. I guess it is a matter of practice. I think I will investigate these breathing techniques a bit further. Thanks.