Restoring Breath & Balance

During emotional or stressful times, we tend to breathe less. We tend to brace against the discomfort, and go on fighting the good fight. But if we don’t stop and nourish ourselves and come back to balance, we will burn out very quickly.

This breath practice is not so much a classical pranayama as it is a way to get the breath moving again. In doing so, we attend to our selves and our own needs, restoring the tank so we can continue with wherever our voice is needed in the world right now.

We begin with a very short yoga practice to prepare to sit and breathe, and we finish with a few moments rest, lying on the floor. No props are needed, unless you prefer to sit on a cushion when you sit on the ground.