Conscious Breathing: Pranayama

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This is a continuation from an episode called Eight Limbs of Yoga with my guest, Lydie Ometto. Today we’re going to focus on one limb of yoga, and that is pranayama, or conscious breathing.

Lou: So why is breath so important to you?

Lydie: Well, first is important because I’m alive. Breath is life. It’s important for me to ground. It’s important for me to be present in the moment. It’s important for me to connect to nature. As I am breathing, I’m breathing her, nature. So for me, breath is life.

Prana means life force, while pranayama is the management of breath, or life force.

In this episode Lydie and I explore:

  • Moving and directing energy in nerve system

  • The fastest way to access the autonomic nervous system

  • Basics of breathing:  diaphragmatic breathing and the 1-to-2 ratio

  • The distinctions between nasal, mouth, chest, and belly breathing

  • Utilizing the diaphragm in its full capacity

  • Why the best detox can be learning how to breath properly

  • The power of breath to manage and eliminate physical pain

  • The effect of breath on the mind and meditation

  • Accessing memories through conscious breathing

  • A technique for cooling down the temperature of your body by breathing

  • And so much more!

Here is the Conscious Breathing Crash Course, mentioned in this episode. 

If you’d really like to take a deep dive into the power of breath to transform your life using all the tools we bring to the table, then we invite you… October 12th – 15th, right here in this beautiful sanctuary. Lydie and I are honored to be the caretakers of over 92 acres in the foothills of the Cherokee National Forest. It is bliss, pure nature. 

It’s a 4-day immersion which Lydie and I are facilitating. A deep dive into life and health and transformation of your consciousness. And of course, we will be utilizing breath among a plethora of other tools – movement, the elements, etc.

So if you’re looking for a place that offers real-deal transformation in a safe and sacred place, come join us. We have people from all walks of life – professionals, athletes, martial artists, yoga practitioners, health practitioners, healing practitioners, chiropractors, breathwork facilitators – joining us. 

This event is for ALL levels – beginner, intermediate, advanced. From wherever you are, you will progress on YOUR path. At the end of four days, you will be blown away by what you created.

Talk is cheap. Come play. Click here. Check out TAO-Living Immersion, October 12-15, 2023 in Tennessee, USA. If it resonates, come join us!

Abundant Blessings,