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  • Breath Challenge (10): The Peace of No Breath20:13
    Breath Challenge (10): The Peace of No Breath

    Dan Peppiatt

    This workshop-style class explores the background to the absence of breath. The ancient yogis understood that the absence of breath was a sacred space.



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  • Breath Challenge (9): Energising Breath25:11
    Breath Challenge (9): Energising Breath

    Dan Peppiatt

    Sometimes we are just feeling tired, burnt out, uninspired or uncreative and stuck. We need a bit more fire to stimulate us. Today we have the perfect breathwork practice exercise to help with creating energy in your body and mind. For this we focus on the opposite to the calming breath, here we want to make the inhale longer than the exhale and we hold the inhaled breath.



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  • Breath Challenge (8): Breathing for Anxiety and Stress Part 207:02
    Breath Challenge (8): Breathing for Anxiety and Stress Part 2

    Dan Peppiatt

    Focus on Mindful walking - especially useful when we feel that we just can't sit and keep the mind still. This walking meditation / mindfulness class is great for when you're anxious as it makes a strong connection between the mind and body. This is a great 'stealth' practice. You can do this anytime you're out and about, or just before you go into any stressful event and nobody would know you're doing your mindfulness breathwork practice!!



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  • Breath Challenge (7): Breathing for Anxiety and Stress Pt. 125:36
    Breath Challenge (7): Breathing for Anxiety and Stress Pt. 1

    Dan Peppiatt

    Find calm through your breath. Our breath is a monitor of our emotional state. In today's class we find how different breathing patterns can really change how we feel and can invoke a feeling of calm. Learn how to use this breathwork pattern to trick the body into thinking we are calm and relaxed even when we aren't! A fabulous technique to use for all stressful situations.



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  • Breath Challenge (6): Slowing the Breath Slowing the Mind17:21
    Breath Challenge (6): Slowing the Breath Slowing the Mind

    Dan Peppiatt

    There is an old saying that we all have the same number of breaths in our lifetime, so we'd better slow our breaths to extend our lives! A rapid breath tells the brain that we are under stress and it reacts correspondingly. In this class you'll learn how to regulate the speed of your breath and why we'd want to do that!



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  • Breath Challenge (5): The Complete Effortless Breath16:37
    Breath Challenge (5): The Complete Effortless Breath

    Dan Peppiatt

    Learn to breathe fully with this exercise in which you'll learn how to fully empty and fill the lungs to capacity with the Complete Breath Pump Breath. As with all of the breathing exercises, please don't do these if you feel any discomfort or dizziness at all, and this exercise is not appropriate for pregnancy.



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  • Breath Challenge (4): Effortless Breath pt.2 Finding Space in the Ribcage and Upper Chest14:29
    Breath Challenge (4): Effortless Breath pt.2 Finding Space in the Ribcage and Upper Chest

    Dan Peppiatt

    The second of a two part series in finding space for the breath - learn to free up the ribcage and upper chest today. Explore effortless breath and space in the ribcage and upper back with today's practices.



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  • Breath Challenge (3): Effortless Breath Pt 118:49
    Breath Challenge (3): Effortless Breath Pt 1

    Dan Peppiatt

    This is the first part of a two part series in finding space for the breath. Today's practice finds space for the breath in your belly. Learn how to relax your belly, strengthen your diaphragm and find breath in your belly in today's class.



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  • Breath Challenge (2): Understanding Your Breathing Habits18:38
    Breath Challenge (2): Understanding Your Breathing Habits

    Dan Peppiatt

    We can't fix the problem until we know what it is! In this class, the second of our breathwork course, we look at understanding chest breathing, hyperventilation and breath holding, using the mouth to breathe and accessory muscles which we shouldn't use and how this relates to stress. Note down your daily habits. From 10 minutes, we include breathing exercises from the Russian system, Systema.



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  • Breath Challenge: Daily Breathing Exercises15:57
    Breath Challenge: Daily Breathing Exercises

    Dan Peppiatt

    These introductory breath work exercises should be done every day on the Ten Day Breath Challenge. They are a superb preparation for deeper pranayama practices and for teaching the body and mind to relax with the breath. Also recommended for beginners to yoga who are looking to understand the important breath work limb of yoga.



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  • Breath Challenge (1): The Anatomy and Physiology of Breathing and Preparatory Exercises28:18
    Breath Challenge (1): The Anatomy and Physiology of Breathing and Preparatory Exercises

    Dan Peppiatt

    The introduction to the breathwork challenge starts with a fascinating tutorial on the anatomy and physiology of how and why we breathe. This class is a stand-alone, must-view for all yoga teachers, for everyone who is suffering from anxiety, or those who would like to improve their breathwork for overall health. At nine minutes, we move onto exercises for the diaphragm and ribcage, breathing in and out through the nose or in through nose and out through the mouth to regulate breath. Happy breathing!



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  • (11) Putting It All Together07:52
    (11) Putting It All Together

    Dan Peppiatt

    Make sure you do the Warm Up first and then get ready for some fun. This is a playful exercise using the grounding, stability, spaciousness and feelings of freedom that we’ve found. You will need something to make 3 marks on your floor – ideally 3 flat blocks but 3 pieces of sticky tape or 3 cushions will do.



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  • (10) Fun With Feral Movements17:54
    (10) Fun With Feral Movements

    Dan Peppiatt

    Prepare with Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence and then get rid of your mat for this class, finding freedom in animal movements which will liberate your yoga practice. Among other moves discover a duck walk, bunny hops, sneaky ape, creeping beast, jumping crows and finally crawl like a lizard. Some of the moves in this class can be quite challenging, so feel free to adapt or skip postures to make the class suitable for your body.



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  • (9) Ground Based Free Movement10:15
    (9) Ground Based Free Movement

    Dan Peppiatt

    A more guided class, with some really unusual movements. You’ll need to prepare with Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence, as some of these movements are fairly strong in the shoulders and wrists. Mostly floor based, you’ll find yourself moving fluidly, like water.



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  • (8) Exploring Spontaneity06:18
    (8) Exploring Spontaneity

    Dan Peppiatt

    A continuation of Dan’s Spontaneity Class, here are more ways to encourage yourself to move in different ways. Before you start, remember to warm up your body with Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence. Then you will be ready to focus on using different body parts in spontaneous ways. Beginning in kneel, you will explore different movements in your hands, arms, fingers. Then you move into movement explorations with your shoulders (be careful), and then the lower body can be integrated with this.



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  • (7) Spontaneity10:57
    (7) Spontaneity

    Dan Peppiatt

    A class to move the body away from mechanical repetitive movement patterns and into spontaneous, organic and intuitive freedom. Before you do this class, you will need to warm up your body with Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence. Then you will be ready to get creative, spontaneous and free, finding entirely new ways to move. You will begin in a moving plank exercise, finding balance in a variety of ways, using different parts of the anatomy. And then we go onto our back to explore how movement feels there. Enjoy!



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  • (6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence08:52
    (6) Spaciousness: The Warm Up Sequence

    Dan Peppiatt

    Many of us don’t know where our tension resides so there is always the possibility of learning to create space in the body where it might not be right now. This class explores spaciousness through controlled articular rotation - a form of pandiculation - or the natural opening movements seen in the animal world.



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  • (5) Moving From Squat10:45
    (5) Moving From Squat

    Dan Peppiatt

    A range of exercises in and around the squat from the simple to the really challenging. If you have a squat these exercises are great. Be careful with your knees in this class, if you feel your knees are uncomfortable in any way in this class, give this class a miss, this isn’t for you, and see if you can go back to Learning the Squat.



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