Classes

Module One: Breath Work Basics

Just Breathe…
It sounds so simple, but is it? Think about your breath for a moment. What is it telling you? What do you notice when you slow your breath down and breathe deeper? Sometimes yoga is as easy as just breathing. Through this module, together we will discover how we are currently breathing and then learn how to breathe in such a way that makes us feel better. With some exploration, practice and open airways we can breathe our way into balance. All of these breathing exercises bring about a sense of peace, calm and ease. You’re invited to try each of them and notice which resonates most and why. Breathe & Receive – Believe – Breathe with Ease – Just Breathe…It is that simple.

We encourage you to try all Module One classes  on your own time before moving on to other modules, which will consist of live virtual classes and other on demand class opportunities.

Module One Class Offerings

Breathe & Receive

This class introduces you to your breath more intimately. First we learn how to pay attention to our breathing and how to breathe properly. Then we practice how to control the breath in different ways. When we feel in control of our breath, it can feel like we have a greater sense of control in life.

Length: 18 min

Props: There’s no need for a yoga mat for this breathing practice. Please choose if you would like to sit on a folded blanket/towel or pillow/cushion cross legged upon the floor. You may also sit in a chair with your back straight and feet on the floor. Additionally, you will need a strap, belt or scarf that you can tie around your torso.

Ujjayi Breath (Yogic Breathing)

This is the special breath we use in yoga. It is known as Ujjayi breathing or victorious breath because it can help during challenging yoga poses. The breath moves through the nose only and is audible, sounding like an ocean wave or Darth Vader.

Length: 8 min

Props: There’s no need for a yoga mat for this breathing practice. Please choose if you would like to sit on a folded blanket/towel or pillow/cushion cross legged upon the floor. You may also sit in a chair with your back straight and feet on the floor.

Sama Vritti (Equal Fluctuation)

Sama Vritti breath involves equal length inhales and exhales. Meditating on moving the breath in and out equally helps calm the whirlpools (vrittis) of the mind. This is an easy breath to tap into anytime to create a greater sense of balance.

Length: 10 min

Props: There’s no need for a yoga mat for this breathing practice. Please choose if you would like to sit on a folded blanket/towel or pillow/cushion cross legged upon the floor. You may also sit in a chair with your back straight and feet on the floor.

Dirgha Pranayama (Complete Breathing – Diaphramatic Breathing)

This complete breathing practice focuses on moving breathe into the belly, ribs and chest to expand into the whole torso. This breath is fluid in nature and expands the diaphragm and lungs.

Length: 10 min
Props: While a yoga mat is not required for this breathing practice, a blanket and towel will be very useful.

Attention to Healing Breath

This breathing practice uses mantra (repetition of words/phrases) in sync with breath. It’s a like a meditation with the breath that invites in healing and peace.

Length: 9 min

Props: There’s no need for a yoga mat for this breathing practice. Please choose if you would like to sit on a folded blanket/towel or pillow/cushion cross legged upon the floor. You may also sit in a chair with your back straight and feet on the floor.

Nadi Shodhana (Cooling/Yin/Lunar v. Heating/Yang/Solar)

This breathing practice focuses on alternating inhales and exhales through each side of your nose. The left and right side embody different energy and we need both to feel most in balance. Learn how to cleanse your channels and breathe intentionally to balance your body, breath and mind.

Length: 10 min

Props: There’s no need for a yoga mat for this breathing practice. Please choose if you would like to sit on a folded blanket/towel or pillow/cushion cross legged upon the floor. You may also sit in a chair with your back straight and feet on the floor. Additionally, a box of tissues is useful to have on hand after this breathing exercise.

The Breathe Series is owned by the Dear Jack Foundation and operated in partnership with Lov Yoga, LLC.

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