Supine Pranayama – Weekly Advanced Class 40

Focus: This class helps you to work with breath awareness, relaxation and pranayama. The first couple of poses in the sequence help to direct your attention inwards, towards your body and breath. You then lie back over yoga blocks to release your diaphragm, open your chest and bring clarity to your breath. A long savasana then helps you to relax more deeply whilst maintaining awareness of your breath.

The pranayama section of the class is practiced solely from a lying, supine position. You start with the more consciously long and deep ujjayi breath, and then head towards viloma pranayama where the breath is drawn in and out in stages. Practicing this sequence before bedtime might assist you in establishing healthy sleep patterns.The class will be helpful any time you are wanting to de-stress and unwind.

Key Poses: Savasana, ujjayi pranayama, viloma pranayama

Equipment: Mat, bolster, 2 blankets, 2 blocks, belt

Level: Advanced

Duration: 35 min

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