Join us for this unique workshop and experience the transformational magic of Three Part Breath.
PART I is for everyone! Meditators and yoga teachers—come one, come all!
PART II is for yoga teachers and committed yoga practitioners.
Friday June 9
PART I — Everyone Welcome!
9-10:30am PT / 11am CT / Noon ET
PARTS I & II — Yoga Teachers Only
9-1:30pm PT / 11am CT / Noon ET
Online with Agnieszka Miskiewicz
You most likely already know how to ‘do’ Three Part Breath. You may call it deep abdominal breathing, diaphragmatic breathing, or yoga breath, but whatever you name you give it, it’s the basic foundational breath we learn as meditators and/or yoga practitioners.
Yet, there’s a big difference between knowing how to ‘do’ something and really knowing it. This workshop is about guiding you in exploring and discovering the inherent wisdom and intimate treasures that are revealed when you know, really know, Three Part Breath. This is how it becomes, the ultimate revelation.
Tradition says the benefits of Three Part Breath (Dergha-shwasa-prashwasa) include:
- Heavy oxidation of the blood stream which has a toning effect on the entire body,
- Purification of the nasal cavities, chest, and lungs,
- Strengthening the liver and stomach which improves digestion,
- Agility in the physical body, energy body, and mind,
- Life span is markedly increased.
After this workshop, you can add these to the list of benefits:
- An ongoing revelation of a spaciousness, ease, and connectedness within you,
- The ability to open, explore, and reveal the full potential of any asana.
- Effortless mastery of ujjayi breath.
PART I — Everyone is welcome!
Using a few simple supported yoga poses to help open the body—we will be on the floor—you will be guided to explore how micro-adjustments, in both your body and internal awareness, will bring a new found sense of ‘spacious availability’ of the breath within the container of your physical body. You will discover how much more there is to this simple yet transformational breath. All are welcome!
Props you will need:
- 2 Blankets
- Yoga Belt
PART II —Yoga Teachers
Builds on your experience in Part I as Agnieszka shows you, as a teacher, how Three Part Breath can be the guide offering you information on how to organize different groups of asanas: standing poses, forward folds, backbends, and twists.
In asana practice, the structure is in the bones and the bones are held together and organized by the muscles. This structure of muscles and bones builds the container for the breath and the organs.
The breath is affected by our thoughts as well as by our posture, and the way we move. Therefore, the breath can be thought of as an interface between the physiology and the psychology. If we want to know how our physiology or psychology is organized, we just need to look at the breath.
In the practice of asanas we look at the breath as a metric of how we put the asana together. It is the breath that will tell us how we need to reorganize the body to maximize the availability of the breath.
This session will be most beneficial for Hatha yoga teachers and committed practitioners.
Props you will need:
- Access to a wall
- 2 blankets
- 2 blocks
- 1 yoga belt