NEW CLASS: Yogic Breathing

Starting April 17, 2016, I will be offering a weekly yogic breathing class.  Pranayama (yogic breathing) is one of the most requested classes, and yet few studios are offering classes dedicated to this important aspect of the practice.   Details Below. Yogic Breathing Sundays • 6:00 ON • Yoga Tree • 1500 16th St., San Francisco, CA 94103 [map] For thousands of years yogis have known that the breath is the key to mental, physical and emotional wellbeing. Often emotionally and mentally cleansing, this class offers the opportunity to focus fully on the fourth limb of yoga—pranayama. By using basic breathing techniques, gentle holds more »

Pranic Breathing

Advanced Breathwork for the Modern Yogi By Darren Main Here in the West the primary focus on yoga is physical with most of the styles falling under the umbrella of Hatha yoga.  Hatha yoga is really a blending of two larger styles of yoga, Kundalini, which focuses on the energy body and classical yoga (Ashtanga or Raja Yoga) which is rooted in the Eight limbs outlined in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali.   In classical yoga there are eight limbs in total, but the defining quality in a Hatha practice is its use of the third and fourth limbs, asana more »