Pranayama ~ Ashtanga Yoga

Prana is the vital life force which manifests itself as the breath that sustains the body. Through practicing extension of the breath (ayama) we can calm the nervous system and in turn, the mind, preparing ourselves for meditation, or simply the challenges of everyday life! There are endless healing benefits to be gained from correct and consistent practice of Pranayama, with numerous techniques to follow too.


‘Prana’ is the energy that flows throughout the body and allows it to carry out bodily functions that are vital for life. We can think of prana as flowing along nadis (meaning ‘rivers’ in Sanskrit). Chakras (meaning ‘wheels’) represent the points at which nadis cross over. We hold 7 of these meeting points as theContinue reading “Chakras”