Pranayama changed my life.
I’m not kidding.
When I began this practice, I was so anxious, I had to take a bath in order to be able to sit still. My nervous system was on overdrive. All the time. I knew I probably should be meditating, but I couldn’t even sit still for one minute.
This was back in 2001. I had been practicing (fast-moving, vigorous) asana for about 3 years, running like crazy, pushing myself hard in law school. In my heart, I knew this wasn’t sustainable, but I didn’t even know where to begin.
And there was my breath.
The pranayama practice that first pulled me in was brahmari, or the bee breath. This simple technique actually calmed my flighty self down in a major way. I stuck with it. Things got a little less fraught. I was a little less fried. Then, I found nadi shodhana, the alternate nostril breath practice. This smoothed out more edges. I used this one a LOT when I was working as a trial attorney. I even taught it to a few of my co-workers under fluorescent lights in business suits.
Attending to the breath in an organized way is one of the best decisions I ever made.
From restless to calm.
From lethargic to energized.
From bitter to grateful.
How do you want to feel?
Calm? Energized? Grateful? In love? There’s a breath for that.
Pranayama can help you get there. Seriously.
The shifts I have (and continue) to experience through my pranayama practice are huge and teeny, tiny all at once in the best kind of way.
It is with gratitude for these practices that I created my very first pranayama course for you. Just Breathe. YES.
Just Breathe is a complete framework for a life-long breath-centered practice.
In 10 foundational practices, you’ll learn the skills for tapping into the unbelievable power of your constant companion: your beautiful breath.
This course includes:
- 5 instructional videos;
- 10 guided audio breathing lessons;
- a companion book, describing all of the practices and the context and foundations of pranayama;
- a practice workbook.
Interested? Learn more right here.