Pranayama Breathing Keeps Me Calm, Happy & Healthy.
Without it, I’m more irritable, less patient, & less compassionate!
Pranayama breathing keeps me sane. What I (Chris), mean is that on the days that I miss my pranayama practice, I know I am more irritable, less patient, and far less compassionate towards others. Here’s what I learnt and use from the key book called “Light On Pranayama”, plus what the power of pranayama did for me. Try the best in-studio, or best online pranayama course to learn pranayama online or in-studio (including 10 free pranayama classes). So, see our top deals for gentle breath meditation, including an easy and quick video course.
I have now practised Pranayama breath meditation for well over 20 years.
But I never ceased to be amazed at the power of pranayama to keep me mentally and emotionally on track. Plus, it delivers huge mental and physical energy.
The journey that started with the guidance of a book called “Light On Pranayama”, has immensely changed my life for the better. But I recognise that many people don’t find books to be a fast track way to learn. So that’s another reason why I now teach a pranayama breath meditation Introduction, including our breath meditation video course.
But first, here’s more on my initial breath meditation journey, and the benefits I got from it.
The power of pranayama breathing
Some people initially find Pranayama breath mediation difficult. I certainly did. But, like everything, I found it was easier and quicker to learn when I had sufficient coaching along the way.
When I first learnt yoga, I had enjoyed learning relaxation pose. Over time, I had found that, when I was in that pose, I could talk my body into relaxing.
Of course some days were better than others. But, on average, I got to the point where I could sink into relaxation, without fidgeting and wondering when it was going to end!
In addition, the initial yoga that I’d done, also expanded and strengthened my chest and lungs.
So, when I started breath meditation, the yoga I’d done had prepared my body and mind for the pranayama process.
At first, pranayama was still a challenge
When I first started pranayama breath meditation, and it came to lengthening the exhalation in supported relaxation pose, I remember being totally shocked at how challenging that was.
My exhalation seemed so short. I couldn’t understand the mechanism for lengthening my inhalation.
My teacher would instruct me to “breath into the bottom side ribs” and keep the abdomen passive. Following both instructions initially seemed impossible.
However, over a few months of regular classes, I steadily got the hang of it.
I am pleased that I kept practising because my breath has now become my friend. Even better, like a good friend, it delivers a heap of benefits.
For instance, mindfulness, via using my breath, has helped me understand myself better. In addition, it has allowed me to feel connected to the wider universe.
So, I totally agree with some of the other stories I’ve seen on the benefits of breath meditation.
I was also fortunate to have a good teacher. In addition, I learnt everything I could from the key BKS Iyengar book called “Light On Pranayama”, as well as the few other books I found helpful.
What I get from breath meditation
Overall, the various pranayama breathing practices give me huge energy as they deliver blood to every part of my body.
Although the process has not yet been fully described by modern science, yogis have for millennia described how pranayama draws energy from the lower spine into all other parts of the body. The famous Light On Pranayama book, by the modern sage Mr BKS Iyengar, includes such descriptions. Try it, and see for yourself.
Most of all, I love and appreciate how pranayama breath meditation quietens my mind, helps me relax, and remain humble.
In fact, I am in awe of its power to show me the way towards a healthy and happy life.
Mindful eating was one key benefit I got from gentle breath meditation
Pranayama breath meditation Introduction
In the Breath Meditation Video Course, you get four 45 minute classes over 4 days.
As well, in the video course package, you get 10 extra and FREE weekly pranayama breath meditation classes.
These classes help you get over any of the sort of challenges I initially had with starting breath meditation.
So, all in all, the Introduction package get you over any barriers that could arise, and gets you off to a flying start with the power of pranayama.
Other packages to do pranayama breathing, or yoga, or both
If you’re a non-beginner at yoga, you can use any of Flametree’s yoga passes to come to our twice weekly pranayama breath meditation classes. However, I recommend you first try our Breath Meditation Introduction.
Whenever you do come to Flametree’s yoga and meditation classes, if you’ve been lapsed at yoga for 6 months or more, or are a newcomer to our non-beginner yoga classes, or you’re a current non-beginner who brings a friend, you get 10 classes at half price, for just $9.75 each.
Plus, these 10 pass deals are even less if you use the concession or online only 10 class passes.
Whatever else you do, try the best in-studio, or best online pranayama mini course to learn pranayama online or in-studio. (The course includes 10 free pranayama classes).
To get maximum benefits, combine yoga & meditation
Beginners can start yoga at any time
Beginners can start yoga at any time. If you’re interested to do breath meditation, then please start with about 3 months of yoga. Then you’ll be strong and calm enough to start pranayama.
For yoga beginners, the best value option is the half price ten pass for newcomers (10 classes at $4.95 each). This deal is also available for those, at beginner level, who are lapsed 6 months.
All yoga or pranayama breath meditation classes are online, or in-studio, or both.
As I mentioned, non-beginners at yoga, can start pranayama at any time (but preferably with the benefit of an Introduction to it).
So, try the best online pranayama course to learn pranayama online or in the studio. In other words, I suggest that you use the Flametree Meditation Introduction, to learn pranayama online or in-studio, and get some mix of the massive benefits it’s given me.