Pranayama Workshop with Elise Miller
Time & Location
About The Event
Conscious Breathing as a Way of Life
The body can go many weeks without food and many days without water or sleep, but life will cease in a matter of minutes without air! The primary element of life is derived from the air we breathe. In Yoga, this subtle element is known as prana or life-force. Prana is not the air itself, but the subtle life-giving element extracted from air. The more life-force you have in your body, the more “alive” you become. Life-force is present in all forms of nourishment, but it is accessible and most constant in air.
In this livestream workshop Elise will guide you in basic pranayama techniques to bring increased breath consciousness to your yoga practice and your daily life. Emphasis will be on supportive restorative poses, and reclining and seated pranayama, followed by a short meditation at the end of the workshop. This practice will promote well-being by lowering stress and quieting the nervous system, improving lung function and lowering heart rate.
Props you will need:
- a yoga mat
- two blocks (or books or low stool)
- two 8 or 10 foot straps (or 1 8 or 10' yoga strap and any size long scarf, rope or belt)
- three blankets or beach towels
- a yoga bolster (or couch pillows or rolled up blankets)
- a yoga chair or any chair without arms or wheels
Elise Browning Miller has studied in India with the Iyengars on numerous occasions, and is a Senior Certified Iyengar Teacher from Palo Alto, CA. She is a Founding Director of California Yoga Center in Mountain View, CA, and a faculty member at the Iyengar Institute in San Francisco. She teaches workshops and retreats throughout the US and internationally and specializes in scoliosis and other back issues. Elise has written numerous books and has recently released her new book Yoga for Scoliosis, A Path for Students and Teachers.
Saturday, September 18, 2021
2:00–4:30 PM MST
Livestream workshop on Zoom. Recording link will be sent to all registered students and remains active for 5 days after the workshop.
7.875% New Mexico gross receipts tax and 2.9% tranaction fee added at check-out.