Yoga and Breathwork
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About the Event
That which you call yourself, is your breath. If you change your breath, you change yourself.
Breathing of all things has the greatest impact on your health. It owns the power to change the state of your whole nervous system - and state of mind. It is capable of charging you with energy, alleviating fear and stress as well as shifting your perspective on things. Even chronic pain can be a result of non-optimal breathing.
In this course we study some fun science on breathing, diaphragm, nervous system and mind. Each time we do a 20-30 minute long breathwork session that explores the possibilities of breathing and works as a great tool for diving deep into the body's wisdom. After breathwork, we practice slow yoga focusing on different themes. Wrapping the evening up nicely and relaxed, we conclude with a guided relaxation.
In the theory sessions we touch topics like:
How does breathing relate to the immune system and how does it boost health? How can one regulate the body AND mind through breathing? Why “take a deep breath” is not good advice for calming oneself down? How does the diaphragm work and affect the entire body? What is the role of the pelvic floor in breathing and moving? How do yoga asanas and breathing go together?
In the breathwork sessions we explore:
Simple techniques to boost concentration, calm the mind-body and improve diaphragm’s functionality and the natural breathing habit Some more demanding techniques to learn to really regulate one’s nervous system through breathing A pranayama sequence that works with the subtle aspects of the mind-body, bringing it to a balanced state
In the yoga sessions we practice:
Hatha yoga to loosen up the tensions in the body
You will start to appreciate the breath as a sophisticated, subtle tool for transforming life. The course will help you to relax, sleep better, reduce inflammation as well as come back to your body.
FOR WHOM: The course is suitable for all levels. Prior experience is not necessary. Especially I welcome anyone who is interested in getting more intimate with breathing and in using breathing tools for improving health.
ABOUT SANNI: Sanni Parkkinen is an experienced yoga teacher (E-RYT 500) and breathwork coach coming from Finland. Living in Trondheim, Norway, she teaches yoga in which the human being is seen as whole, mind and body being like two sides of a coin. She’s coaching people to live happier & healthier with emphasis on physiology first - meaning that nervous system health is the key to solve many of the issues we tend to call mental. Sanni has lived and worked in various yoga ashrams and centers in India, USA and Canada. For the past three years she has immersed herself in traditional non-dual Shaiva-Shakta tantra with teachers such as Miska Käppi (close student of Acarya Bhagavan Shri Shanmukha Anantha Natha) and tantra scholar Christopher Hareesh Wallis.
WHERE: Yogaens Hus, Mellomila 91a WHEN: Thursdays 29.10., 5.11., 12.11., 19.11. kl 17.00-18.30 COST: 850 kr
REGISTRATION: Through Mindgrit’s website: https://www.mindgrit.no/product/course-yoga-breathwork/
The registration is binding. You will secure your place in the course by making the payment.
The course will be held in English.
Minimum number of participants is six (6). In case of not enough registrations by Tuesday 27th October, the event will be cancelled and all received payments returned.