The Yoga of Breath - Guided Pranayama with David Harshada Wagner
Music for Deep Meditation
The yogic practice of working with the breath is known as Pranayama. For many centuries, yogis and mystics have studied the connection between the breath and our minds. There is an undeniable connection between the two. When our mind is agitated, our breath becomes shallow, or rapid, or uneven - or we may unconsciously hold our breath. In the same way, when we are at ease within ourselves our breath is even and smooth.
The techniques of pranayama teach us to regulate our breath and change in specific ways to create a shift in our inner experience. There are countless pranayama techniques - in this recording you will learn three simple techniques that will help you to relax and ease into a state of deep meditation. Each track features a different breathing exercise. They can be practiced one track at a time, or for a longer, deeper practice you may wish to combine them and practice them sequentially. All three of the pranayama exercises included in this recording are designed to induce a calm, centered state of mind perfect for deep meditation.
Introduction to Pranayama
Ujjayi I - Deep Awareness of the Breath Meditation
Ujjayi II - Fully Expanded Breathing Meditation
Kumbhaka - Expanding the Gap Between the Breaths