Especially, many of the long-term conditions from which people suffer today can be alleviated, or made more bearable, through appropriate work with the breath. This is why in 2019 I started 'Breath4Health' classes, to apply my knowledge and over 30 years' experience of practice and teaching around the breath to anyone I can help. Because many of you who can benefit are still considered 'vulnerable', these classes, for the time being, have moved online.
I shall be recruiting next month for another series of remedial breathing classes and I'm inviting people with asthma, COPD, or long Covid and those who are prone to panic attacks to enrol, Click here to see details : Here is a response to my previous series:
"First of all thank you so much for your excellent breathing classes. I have now incorporated the exercises into my daily yoga routine. I can't believe that having practiced yoga most of my adult life I have paid so little attention to breathing. I was diagnosed as a mild asthmatic decades ago and my wheeze has now gone! " (Vicky T).
Most of Krishnamacharya's Yoga involves the breath in some way, so befriending the breath is essential. Starting with the coordination of breath and movement, we progress through the more precise application of the breath in Asana (posture) and Pranayama (breath-work) to the more subtle Yoga practices known as Mudra and Bandha. These prepare us for Dharana and Dhyana (concentration and meditation). However, by working with the breath, these subtle qualities can appear relatively early in our practice. In our tradition, at every stage, we adapt lessons and practices to suit the needs and aspirations of the individual or class being taught. Everyone can be found some way of participating and benefitting.
Last Updated: 21 January 2022