"The single most effective relaxation technique I know is conscious regulation of breath. By simply putting your attention on your breathing, you move in the direction of relaxation. There are many worse places to have your attention - your thoughts, for one, since thoughts are the source of much of our anxiety, guilt, unhappiness. Get in the habit of shifting your awareness to your breath whenever you find yourself dwelling on upsetting thoughts."
~Dr. Andrew Weil, Natural Health, Natural Medicine
The Warrior's Breath is a Vedic practice that utilizes upper chest breathing to expand the lung's capacity for inspiration, allowing the body to experience the energetic power of oxygen coursing through the body. Practitioners have reported feeling a deep sense of healing, a buzzing vibration, and a blissful meditation. By increasing your body's ability to breathe, you allow not only release of tension and toxins, but also experience profound transformation of the physical, and emotional body.
If you have a yoga mat, please bring it with you. Otherwise, we have yoga mats that we can provide to a limited number of people. Fee is only $20 and online registration is strongly encouraged by clicking on the button below.
This practice is not suitable for those who are pregnant or who have been diagnosed with epilepsy
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"I just have to share with you how much my breathing has improved since the breath workshop. When I first became aware that something was wrong in my body, I heard a gurgling noise in my lungs when I inhaled lying down. This was in early August. In late September I found out it was fluid in my lungs, caused by advanced, stage IV lung cancer. The fluid got worse and had to be drained twice. I have been steadily improving, but the persistent slight gurgle was there until after the breath workshop! The next day it was gone! I cannot express how happy I am not to hear that noise."
— Irene B., 2010
The Latest Science on Breath
"Group 1 and 2 (breath work groups) show significantly better results in the posturographic test with visual feedback than subjects without experience in breath work (group 3). Furthermore, posturographic results immediately after one hour of breath work reveal clear improvements in the body equilibrium."
Laryngorhinootologie. 1997 Oct; 76(10):577-82.
"Pre- to post-intervention, patients in both groups improved in pain. Breath therapy recipients improved in function (Roland: -4.8) and in the physical and emotional role (SF-36: +15.5 and 14.3). Physical therapy recipients improved in vitality (SF-36: +15.0). Average improvements were not different between groups. At six to eight weeks, results showed a trend favoring breath therapy."
Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicines. 2005 Jul-Aug; 11(4):44-52.
"...These data demonstrate that relaxation induced by DB increases the antioxidant defense status in after exercise. These effects correlate with the concomitant decrease in cortisol and the increase in melatonin, a strong antioxidant. The consequence is a lower level of oxidative stress, which suggests that an appropriate recovery could protect athletes from long-term adverse effects of free radicals."