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Season 2 - Episode 8

Balancing Pranayama

20 min - Practice


Peter leads us through a sophisticated practice of Bhastrika (Bellow's Breath) with Nadi Shodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing) and Lion's Breath. We begin in Anantasana (Side Reclining Leg Lift) and draw our awareness towards the channels of the nostrils, before moving into a seated meditation. The practice results in feeling more calm and open.
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Hi Peter-I have been looking for something like this on Pranayama...perfect timing for me. Thanks. I am working with Light on Yoga by Iyengar (very cool that you got to one of his lectures!). Do you have any other suggestions on reading for better understanding of the Bhastrika?Yours seems a bit different from what Iyengar describes (206). From, North
Its been years since I read Iyengar's Light On Pranayama, but the simple practices I show here are the practices that evolved from 20 years of refining what I learned in India with him. The key thing he taught me was make pranayama a listening practice - the softer, smoother, and more even sounding breath you create, the more influence the practice of pranayama has on your parasympathetic nervous system... Oh, and also have fun! It will change your life if you do...
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Hello Peter - starting to understand what you mean by "it's powerful". Thank you, and happy day to you.
Hi North yes, especially for writers!
Not sure how I missed this one? Anyway, glad I found it - a short but thorough pranayama 3-for-1 that left me feeling clear and refreshed. Lovely!

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