Energy and Ease
A 6 week course guiding you to develop and advance a sustainable self-led pranayama and meditation practise, which you can apply to find greater ease in everyday life.
For beginners and established students.
May 2021 - May 2022 course dates to be confirmed.
Contact Dan to register your interest.
For Yoga Schools and Businesses:
If you wish to host this course either in person or online contact Dan directly for further information and availability.
Each lesson is a 75 minute interactive workshop with 'homework' exercises, that will enable you to become established in a sustainable practise with strong foundations. Variations are provided to meet individual abilities.
Explore what pranayama involves. What is Pranayama?
Learn to find a comfortable seat.
Develop 2-Part Even (Samavritti) Breathing.
Learn preparations for successful meditation.
Develop techniques to remain undistracted.
Develop 3-Part Even (Samavritti) Breathing.
Explore how the breath affects our emotions.
Learn Kapalbhati Kriya (optional).
Learn Anuloma Viloma [enhancing awareness and will-power]
Explore chakras, motivations and everyday life.
Add in pauses during Samavritti Breathing.
Explore swara [the subtle flow of the breath] in everyday life.
Develop Samavritti Breathing and Anuloma Viloma.
Begin Nadi Shuddhi, balancing the breath between the nostrils.
Explore kundalini, practicalities in meditation and life.
Develop inhalation retention in Samavritti Breathing.
Learn to add in visualisation to Nadi Shuddhi.
Exercises are not always suitable for everyone. The course includes more widely accessible exercises and provides variations to account for different abilities. However, if discomfort is experienced during the course please stop and ask Dan, as an experienced Yoga Teacher and Occupational Therapist for direct advice.
All course content is copyright 2020. Dan accredits many of the breathing exercises to his teacher Martin Thompson of Yoga Dharma who has passed them down to him.