The learn how to breathe classes are based on the ancient techniques of the Indian Yoga System Pranayama and Traditional Chinese Medicine system Chi Gung. These practices from these two cultures have been practiced for millennium and are still practised today to assist with modern day living.
The class will be taught in sitting and lying down positions with the aid of supports ( blankets, bolsters and straps ) that will assist the spine to be long and the chest and rib cage to be open. With these classes you will learn how to relax and extend the length of both your inhalation and exhalation.
With these subtle changes of breathing techniques they can have a powerful affect on your nervous system, your mind and your overall well being.
It is often immediately noticeable of the effects that these practices can have, often you will feel calmer, your mind will become quite and your body relaxed.
In Traditional Chinese Medicine the Lungs are responsible for what is called defensive Chi. This defensive Chi acts as a shield against external pathogens entering the body. Therefore to increase your lung Chi will greatly assist in the building of a stronger immune system.
We encourage these breathing practices to be undertaken at home as well as participating in our class to gain the true benefits of these ancient tools of well being.