Pranayama Workshop with Eleonora
Saturday, 11 September • 10:20 AM - 12:30 PM
Yoga blend
Yoga Blend teacher YB
Eleonora has been teaching Pranayama for the last 15 years. Most of her general workshops include at least one hour of Pranayama before the Asana practice. 
Pranayama is one of the eight limbs of yoga as described by Patanjali in his Yoga Sutras (verses), which originate in India more than 2000 years ago and are one of the key texts for the study and practice of Yoga. 
Eleonora practises and teaches safe Pranayama techniques introducing a gentle Ujjayi breath to create a state of balance and evenness, known in Sanskrit as a state of Samatva.
There have been studies proving that Pranayama is very beneficial for people with depression, panic attacks and anxiety, hypothyroidism, post-trauma or post-cancer, and chemotherapy recovery, and others. People who regularly practice Pranayama have reported improvement in their physical practice. Focusing on the breath will bring lightness and a flowing quality in your practice.
There are many benefits of ujjayi breathing: improving your concentration, releasing tension throughout the body, regulating heating and cooling of the body, gently warming the core from the inside. The overall effect will be on the mind. As the breath settles and you achieve a state of balance and harmony, the mind becomes calm and you may notice that the constant flow of thoughts slows down or completely disappears for the time you are in that state. Additional benefits of Ujjayi pranayama include diminished pain from headaches, relief of sinus pressure, decrease in phlegm, and strengthening of the nervous and digestive systems.