Making Pranayam a daily part of your life is easy, enjoyable and it promises a long list of health and wellness benefits. On this page we’ll outline the biggest and most beneficial effects Pranayam can have on the body, mind and spirit. Like all things, Pranayam requires commitment and dedication. Luckily when it comes to breathing exercises, a little bit every day goes a long way.
As Yossi teaches, “The emphasis is on practice. I’ve encountered a lot of people that were interested in Pranayam and have studied it and know a lot about it but they don’t practice it. If you don’t sit and practice it, all the knowledge in the world isn’t going to help you. It might make you feel better when you read it because you think, ‘Oh wow this is amazing,’ but if you don’t practice every day, even five minutes, you’re not going to get the benefit.”
When you breathe with Yossi daily using his online video workshops, you’ll start looking forward to the relaxing time-out that Pranayam provides. Practicing daily will become easy because you’ll authentically enjoy the time you spend doing it. Not only will you gain the health and wellness benefits, you’ll develop a powerful set of skills that can be used anywhere and anytime you have a few minutes to yourself.
"I think anyone that starts practicing Pranayam, the first thing they'll notice is a calmness. They will experience less stress and be able to handle their life much more effectively."
Health, Wellness, Happiness, Inner Peace
Pranayam can help you in your daily life in so many ways. Practice it when you wake up to give yourself more energy for a busy day and the perspective and clarity to enjoy every moment of it. Practice calming exercises before bed to enjoy better, more recuperative sleep. Do it when you feel yourself becoming upset or stressed out. Pranayam is also a powerful way to begin any activity where you want maximum focus and clarity. There are so many opportunities to use breathing exercises and all you need is your own body and a few free minutes.
Clinical research has shown that regular breathing practice can:
Improve cardiovascular health
Help you sleep better
Decrease depression, anxiety and stress
Increase will power and clarity of mind
Increase energy levels
Increase happiness, hope and feelings of optimism
Help with cravings, impulse control and addiction
Strengthen our immune system and even alter genes linked to stronger immunity
Help manage pain and symptoms of trauma
Improve organ functions
Contribute to detoxification of the body and systems
It’s important to understand that Pranayam is not a magic pill that will solve all your problems. It is, however, a massively powerful tool that can assist you in reaching your goals and improving your mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing.
For more information please consult the general health guidelines included with each video.
"Breathing in, I calm body and mind. Breathing out, I smile. Dwelling in the present moment I know this is the only moment."
Thich Nhat Hanh
The Science Behind Breathing Exercises
The connection between breathing and physical/mental/emotional states has long been known in science and medicine. Indeed, the more that science has learned about the human body, the more we’ve seen the truth behind the principals that ancient Pranayama relied on to provide such profound benefits.
There are many ways the breath influences the mind and body but one common example is when we’re feeling stressed out, upset or agitated. When this happens, the sympathetic nervous system starts releasing chemicals that raises your blood pressure, adrenalizing our system and speeds up your breathing, all to get you ready for a fight-or-flight response to whatever danger you perceive.
Breathing fully activates the parasympathetic nervous system. It allows your system to slow down and regulate itself. In addition to these physical effects, breathing deeply interrupts the mental state of stress. It gives you that moment of clarity and perspective that allows you to rise above the chaos of your emotions. Acting in tandem with the physically calming effects of deep breathing, you’re able to move past the stressful state and regain control of yourself.
In each of Yossi’s video tutorials he teaches you a different set of Pranayam breathing exercise that focus on different emotional states and desired benefits. Click here to watch the first episode for free and to buy the rest of the series.
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