Pranayama & Breathing Practices: Class Elements, Tools & Practices

Basic Breath Training

  • Provide instruction for such fundamentals as breathing through the nose and allowing torso to move.
  • Explain signs of reverse breathing and chest breathing and the consequences of such practices.
  • Use tools and cues to bring students’ awareness to the breath during a particular inquiry time such as in opening centering and/or throughout class.
  • Teach such gentle practices as three-part breath or gently extending the length of the breath to help awaken and maintain awareness.
  • Associate movement of any part of body with an inhale or exhale.
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Pranayama Techniques