Breath Work

Far from being simply a physical exercise, yoga encompasses a wide range of techniques and practices.   On this page we are building up a range of tutorials to develop and perfect your skills in the yogic arts of pranayama (breathing techniques) With time these practices will serve to deepen and enrich your work on the mat and broaden your outlook on life.

 

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  • Rainbow Vinyasa Yellow(3): Solar Yoga Flow29:08
    Rainbow Vinyasa Yellow(3): Solar Yoga Flow

    Liz Lark

    A perfect morning energiser yoga class. Invigorate with the focus of fire!! This Invigorating vinyasa yoga class starts with breathwork including Kapalbhati breathing. Try some eye yoga, and mudra to centre and clense. Then build tapas (heat and focus), with a creatively sequenced fire practice focusing on backbends, core work and twists.



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  • Manage Anxiety(10): Clear Your Mind With Bumble Breath06:10
    Manage Anxiety(10): Clear Your Mind With Bumble Breath

    Robin Watkins - Davis

    This short class brings a breathing technique called bumble bee breath and brings a tibetan singing bowl to help you to focus on the sound to help you to clarify. It is a great technique to learn to clear the mind.



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  • Manage Anxiety (9): Relax & Sleep Into Greatness26:33
    Manage Anxiety (9): Relax & Sleep Into Greatness

    Robin Watkins - Davis

    A few stretches to activate the parasympathetic nervous system and relax the body, guided relaxation: body scan, breath counting and image visualisation, this yoga nidra is inspired from: Yoga Nidra book by Yoga Publications Trust



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  • Manage Anxiety (6):Moving Through Stress28:34
    Manage Anxiety (6):Moving Through Stress

    Robin Watkins - Davis

    This the practice for when your feeling in the heat of stress. Start by writing everything down that is on our mind, then moving into invigorating movement to let out some adrenaline and frustration. You'll need a pen and paper to write your stresses down before you start. As the video comes to end, we wind down, transforming out state of stress to a state of calm



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  • Manage Anxiety(3) Think It, See It, Believe it, Have It!14:16
    Manage Anxiety(3) Think It, See It, Believe it, Have It!

    Robin Watkins - Davis

    Guided relaxation and visualisation meditation which focuses on the power of manifestation, using the power of positive thinking and visualisation to achieve an outcome you want,whether that be your dream grade or an interview going smoothly. Generate confidence, positivity, success and resilience. Although this class is taught in a traditional seated meditation position, you can do this class anytime, anywhere, particularly is great for when you're lying down to help you to relax before you go to sleep, knowing that you're making the most of the power of your mind to work its magic when you're asleep.



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  • Manage Anxiety(2) Breathwork For Balance & Focus08:03
    Manage Anxiety(2) Breathwork For Balance & Focus

    Robin Watkins - Davis

    A useful breathwork technique to clarify and balance your mind, to help you to relax and keep focused.



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  • Manage Anxiety(1): Fear Is Excitement Without Breath09:47
    Manage Anxiety(1): Fear Is Excitement Without Breath

    Robin Watkins - Davis

    Learn to manage your anxiety through an easy breathwork sequence. Robin talks us through a three part breathing technique to release fear and anxiety. These techniques can be done at any time you are feeling anxious, you don't need to be seated.



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  • Alternate Nostril Breathing18:56
    Alternate Nostril Breathing

    Vidya Heisel

    A pranayama practice, breathing technique called Nadi Shodama, with is a very relaxing and cleaning breath. This alternate nostril practice is wonderful for helping the body to relax and will help to cope with anxiety or stress, and can even help with sleeplessness.



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  • Mantra/Chant: I Am Free09:32
    Mantra/Chant: I Am Free

    Naomi Absalom

    A beautiful mantra/chant. By doing a mantra, we are harmonising the mind/body subtle body, as well as it being a beautiful experience. Allow the intention of the mantra to bring you into harmony. Away from your busy day, away from your thoughts and into the heart centre. A wonderful practice for discovering your hearts' desire. The meaning behind this chant is 'I am free. I am eternity. I am consciousness. I am spaciousness. I am free.' Keep that intention in mind as you chant. This is a wonderful chant to do before your yoga practice .



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  • Chant Sri Krishna05:44
    Chant Sri Krishna

    Andrea Kwiatkowski

    A perfect chant for when strong emotions overwhelm us. This is the perfect chant to calm the mind and change your mood. The chant is call and response and wording is Sri Krishna sharanam mama.



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  • New Mums Series (2): Motivate Me22:26
    New Mums Series (2): Motivate Me

    Kristi Rodelli

    Get motivated with this yoga class, ideal for mornings, which focuses on the core, upper body and legs with breathwork, core work and standing poses. You'll feel stronger, happier and more motivated. Ideal for post-natal strength or for any of us who like to feel motivated and stronger. You'll need a block and access to a clear wall for shoulder opening variations.



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  • Relaxed Breath Practice20:35
    Relaxed Breath Practice

    Naomi Absalom

    This class is a really relaxed breath-work class, teaching us in a supine position, how to breathe in the most relaxed way possible. A very quiet, meditative class, followed by a seated meditation focused on the steady, smooth breath.



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  • Master Of Energy, Master Of Awareness01:04:26
    Master Of Energy, Master Of Awareness

    Leila Sadeghee

    Become a master of energy with this full-length prana-fuelling yoga class. Perfect for when life is challenging and you're looking for a deeper awareness to help you navigate. In these practices we're building a vessel to expand our awareness, so we can engage with life in a vibrantly creative way. This is a luscious and soulful practice that incorporates visualisation with the yoga. With plentiful planks and many long holds, you'll find your core fired up and your strength will be challenge! This is a challenging class but simply do your best to work on your personal power!



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  • An introduction to Ujjayi/Victorious Breath21:01
    An introduction to Ujjayi/Victorious Breath

    Vidya Heisel

    A pranayama practice of Ujjayi Breath (victorious breath). Ujjayi breath is normally practiced with ashtanga or vinyasa classes, but can also be practiced as a seated pranayama. This breath-work class is perfect for those who are seeking to improve their breath-work for their yoga practice, or if you'd like to simply work on the breath as a tool for meditation or as a tool to slow your breath down to soothe your nervous system.



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  • Guided Meditation With Vidya21:28
    Guided Meditation With Vidya

    Vidya Heisel

    Find the perfect equilibrium between relaxation and alertness in this guided meditation. A perfect start for beginners to meditation, or for more seasoned practitioners.



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  • Yoga Breath Tutorial12:40
    Yoga Breath Tutorial

    Andrew McGonigle

    A tutorial that looks into different kinds of yoga breath. This class takes an anotomical perspective into the breath, and how breath-work might be of help in different situations. Ever wondered why yogis focus upon the exhale? Find out why! A great class for beginners who are getting to know how and why to take yoga breaths.



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  • Chanting Tutorial16:18
    Chanting Tutorial

    Joo Teoh

    A lesson in yoga sound awareness and body awareness during chanting. This class focuses upon the word "om' but feel free to chant to any other sound, or even just sensing and receiving the sound of 'om'.



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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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