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Pranayama

Pranayama

Recently our Vitalising classes have been designed to build heat in the body, with a focus on the core muscles and twists to stoke our internal fire.

Included in the practice has been a pranayama called Surya (Sun) Bhedana or right nostril breathing. In this pranayama practice, we breathe in through the right nostril and breathe out through the left nostril. The purpose of this pranayama practice is to build vital force – increase pranic & physical energy and to bring about feelings of revitalisation and heat through the body.

The right side of the body is associated with the Pingala nadi which is responsible for the more sun/active side of your body

In yoga, there are 3 main energy channels or nadi’s in the body. The centre channel Sushumna extends from the base of the spine to the third eye, and then the Ida (left) and Pingala (right) run along the side, criss-crossing at certain points on the Sushumna. Where the Pingala & Ida intersect is where the chakras are located.

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