Sunday, June 2, 2019, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
We all breathe, approximately 12-20 times per minute if you’re counting, which adds up to 17,000-30,000 breaths per day! But how many of us breathe with awareness for any of those 30,000 breaths?
Most of us tend to take shallow, short breaths which triggers our “fight or flight” response in the body, and heightens the levels of stress and anxiety we feel in our lives. Deep, deliberate, conscious breathing does the opposite -- it engages the parasympathetic nervous system, which relaxes the body and calms the mind. It also increases oxygen saturation in our cells which helps the body not only relax but also rejuvenate itself.
Drawing on the principles of yogic pranayama, meditative and energy based healing modalities, you will learn specific breathing techniques that you can use at home to simply relax or to delve into a deeper meditative and reflective state. Discover what Buddha called the "gateway to enlightenment" and how breathing with awareness can result in a calmer, healthier and happier you.