Explore useful techniques that can be used to affect the anxious or depressed mind.

Sat 27th Mar, 1:30-3:30pm.

Why Prānāyāma?
In the yogic tradition, Prānāyāma moves us to a more reflective mind state in preparation for the experience of meditation.
In the context of modern life, Prānāyāma can play a valuable role in assisting us to cope with challenges to our mental wellbeing. It can aid the nervous system through increasing our capacity to self regulate emotion and bring clarity to an agitated or dull mind.
How do we know what practices to work with? First we begin with the intention behind the practice. What are we trying to achieve? 

This workshop will specifically explore Prānāyāma as a useful tool for mental health and look at the way in which specific techniques can be used to affect the anxious or depressed mind. Understanding what to choose based on the needs of the student in front of you will be explored. Some theory on how the breath affects the parasympathetic nervous system – and the vagus nerve – will be discussed as a context in which to apply the techniques.
Two short practices will be included in the presentation.

Jill Harris from Kyo Yoga and Healing is a long term student of Barbara and has been teaching yoga for 17 years, along with running Teacher Training courses through Āgamā Yoga Centre. She is currently studying Yoga Therapy. 

Cost: $75 – payment is preferred by bank transfer.
The Timetable page has āgamā-s bank details.
Bookings are essential:  Minimum of 5 students required.
Enquiries: E: Agama Info and Bookings Barbara M: 0439 358 021