Healing with Breathwork (Pranayama)

When we are ill, feeling stressed, or caught up in negative thought patterns, one or more of our chakras can become depleted, congested, or overactive. Congestion is usually present, disturbing the flow of energy to our biological functions. These imbalances set the stage for dis-ease and mental exhaustion.

Pranayama, or control of the breath, is the 4th limb of Yoga. If we can learn to control our breath, we can then become better masters over our own thoughts and emotions.

Healing with Pranayama is a non-touch, energy based healing technique.

During a Pranayama healing session, you will be given detailed instruction on how to breathe properly. You will rest comfortably in a seated position or lying on your back. I will guide you through a healing meditative experience designed to bring your body and mind in balance. I will teach you simple techniques you will be able to use throughout your day to support you in controlling your emotions and to bring you a sense of calm and well-being.

Call me at 360-202-7102 to schedule a private session or attend one of my Yoga classes at Maya Shakti Yoga Studio.

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Practicing Mindfulness for Change

Multitasking….

Maybe you  fold the laundry while keeping one eye on the kids and another on the television.

You plan your day while listening to the radio and commuting to work, and then plan your weekend. But in the rush to accomplish all your tasks, you may find yourself losing your connection with the present moment. You are missing out on what you’re doing and how you’re feeling.

Do you remember what you had for breakfast? How did it taste? How did it smell? Chances are, you wolfed it down mindlessly while performing another task or thinking of something else to do.

Mindfulness is the practice of purposely focusing your attention on the present moment and accepting it without judgment.

Mindfulness is a state of active  attention in the present.

Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living consciously and deliberately  in the moment.

 

Mindfulness helps us get off automatic pilot.

It helps free us from our habitual patterns of thinking, feeling & doing.

Mindfulness can be effective for changing habits.

Mindfulness can also help us take important actions to create the life we would like to live.

Mindfulness teaches us to be more aware of ourselves (our thoughts, feelings & habits) in a way where these thoughts, feelings & habits have much less influence on us. We become the observer instead of the reactor.

This gives us more flexibility and freedom regarding being the person we want to be and living the life we want to live.

For more information on mindfulness and to participate in some experiential exercises, contact me for a private session.

I will take you through some very simple exercises designed to bring you into the present moment and create a sense of peace and well-being. You can take these techniques with you to create the change you wish to have in your life.

You are the creator of your own life experience. Take charge of it.