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Physiology of Breath

Catherine will share her perspective on breath as a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Yoga Instructor. Physical practice will include pranayama, gentle hatha and restorative yoga poses that are accessible for all levels.

When

Jan 16
2016
16:45 pmto18:45 pm

This workshop will highlight breath physiology and pranayama techniques as they relate to one’s ability to:
-calm or excite the central nervous system, depending on the breath technique (pranayama) used
-improve improve mobility throughout the thoracic spine and rib cage, thus reducing abnormal wear and at the low back, neck, and shoulder

Price

$45

Full Description

Breath is quite literally our life force-- it nourishes us and keeps us alive. You may think that you already know the in’s and out’s of breathing (pun intended,) but from a Physical Therapy perspective, we often find that poor breathing contributes to abnormal mechanics, stiffness, tension, anxiety and pain.

Research shows that Yogic breathing can improve pulmonary function, blood pressure, fatigue, cognitive function, anxiety and stress. This workshop will highlight breath physiology and pranayama techniques as they relate to one’s ability to:
-calm or excite the central nervous system, depending on the breath technique (pranayama) used
-improve posture/alignment and the ability to activate core muscles to improve support for joints and balance
-improve mobility throughout the thoracic spine and rib cage, thus reducing abnormal wear and at the low back, neck, and shoulder

Catherine will provide lecture, Q and A, and a guided practice from her unique perspective as a Doctor of Physical Therapy and Certified Shambhava Yoga Instructor.