The Art Of
with Rebecca Drake
Saturday Oct 27
$20 pre-registration, $25 drop-in
Pre-register online here, or call 919-933-9642
EBB & FLOW
a deep dive into your breath
Investigations into the breath provide fertile ground for self discovery. From the anatomy of the breath and common breathing practices taught during an asana class we will move to explore other ways we can work with our breath to support us as we experience the full spectrum of our lives.
This mini workshop will refresh your inspiration and appreciation of your breath and give you some practical tools to continue exploring on your own.
What is Pranayama?
Pranayama is a Sanskrit word that includes ayama and prana. Pranayama
can be defined through various techniques as control and expansion of
prana. In a manner that is simple, we might say which pranayama is a
combination of inhalation and exhalation. Pranayama is among Yoga’s
vital Elements which indirectly or directly affects the functioning of
systems of the body. If you exercise pranayama it shows impacts upon system, circulatory system, digestion and system. Pranayama good for hearts and ensures oxygen.
Health Benefits of Pranayama
- Pranayama tones up kidney and control nerve system’s functions.
- Adrenal glands that modulates glandular secretions,
- heart rate,
- digestion and
- blood pressure degree is affected by pranayama.
What is difference between
Breathing and Pranayama
is a difference between breathing and pranayama process. Pranayama
isn’t a simple breathing process, it’s a lot more than exhalation and
inhalation. Pranayama is a breathing, which includes recaka slow and
inhalation, kumbhaka retention of breathe, and pukara slow and
exhalation. Pranayama is performed while on the event of breathing, it
is not so like that particularly sitting in padmasana. Breathing
provides advantages while pranayama involves mental, physical and
spiritual advantages. For pranayama practices, one has to ensure
Appropriate place, suitable time, mitahara diet and appropriate light.
Where to do Pranayama
Pranayama might be
practiced to any place that’s well ventilated from external
disturbances. Spring and fall seasons are the best times to practice
pranayama as these seasons are favorable to the mind and body to keep
them Synergistic with the outside environment. To be healthy and fit,
fifteen minutes of pranayama is good. Pranayama should be practiced in a
place which is free of dust, pollutants, smoke and filthy things. The
suitable time to perform pranayama is early in the morning on empty
stomach. To have the proper advantages, one should practised pranayama
regularly. Pranayama facilitates better blood circulation within the
body when it’s done after bath.
During pranayama, eyes should be
closed to control the body and mind. There are Eight types of pranayama
as per the ancient scriptures.
makes oxygen circulation smooth, by melting fat as more oxygen burns
more fat helps in weight regulation. Pranayama helps in lungs expansion
thus improves its efficiency and makes it Healthy.
Rebecca Drake,Vinyasa Flow Teacher and YogaWorks certified, began practicing yoga
with Tracy Bogart while attending the American Dance Festival in 1999.
Rebecca has had the privilege of studying with many master teachers, and
has been deeply influenced by Sarah Powers, Shiva Rea, Andrey Lappa,
and Erich Schiffmann. She is committed to everyone in her classes, and
aspires to create a safe and supportive environment for her students.
She has a sweet sense of humor, and encourages a playful approach to
practice, while gently and lovingly challenging her students.
Rebecca was the first Aerial Dance and Aerial Yoga teacher in North
Carolina. She currently is the teacher trainer for her MomentOm Arts
Aerial Yoga Teacher Training program at Triangle Yoga, and continues to
teach Aerial fabric techniques to students of all levels at Triangle
Yoga. She specializes in Aerial Dance choreography, having had her work
performed by varied artists such as Archipelago Theatre, Playmakers
Repertory Company, and the Carolina Friends School dance program. She
has also performed at the NC Museum of Art, Fletcher Opera Theater,
National Music Festivals and teaches the only Aerial Yoga Teacher
Training Program in North Carolina.