Saturday, February 9th at 6:30pm-8:30pmRegister for Workshops Here
Sho Higuchi’s signature Restorative Yoga + Yoga Nidra workshops are back, and, this time, we are starting off with a very special installment incorporating pranayama techniques for healing.
We take an average of 21,000 breaths every single day of our lives. Oftentimes we don’t even think about it until we lose the freedom in our breathing (such as when we are congested). The breath is the backdrop of our life and is a powerful tool that, when utilized properly, can promote a state of deep healing and optimum health.
Join Sho in this special workshop where we will explore some of the ancient yogic healing techniques to restore our mind-body health to its optimum state. Our breath not only brings in oxygen, but it also brings prana, the all pervading life force energy that sustains all life form. By bringing awareness to our breath and this prana flow, we are able to tap into our body’s natural ability to heal itself.
Vishuddhi Chakra is our centre for purification, detoxification, and the manifestation of our words and speech. When under active, or Tamasic, we are unable to properly clear toxins and impurities from our bodies and minds. We may develop speech problems, nervousness, and an inability to express ourselves fully. When overactive, or Rajasic, we may be overly extroverted and unable to listen to others’ words, often speaking over people and shutting down others’ opinions. A balanced and harmonious Vishuddhi chakra keeps us healthy and vibrant and allows us to be honest with ourselves and others. We are able to express ourselves creatively and confidently without shame or embarrassment.
Learn how we can use the yogi’s ancient techniques to alleviate symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress; sleep better at night; improve digestion, and relieve digestive distress; boost and restore the immune system, lymphatic system, and circulatory system; alleviate pelvic floor issues; improve memory, focus and concentration; and of course, breathe more freely and easefully! We will even explore some of the ancient yogi’s secret anti-aging techniques!
Class will begin with simple breath awareness and breathing techniques to relax and soothe the mind and nervous system (these techniques can be done anywhere, anytime you need). We will then prepare the physical body through gentle, mindful stretching, explore the ancient breath and pranayama techniques, and end with a healing prana shakti yoga nidra meditation designed to fuel our cells with the necessary prana to restore, rebuild and rejuvenate.
Series Dates and Details:
- February 9 – Vishuddhi
- March 9 – Ajna
- April TBA – Sahasrara
Cost: $30 in advance / $35 on day of