Ujjayi Breath & Bandhas

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Ujjayi breath is the rhythmic, ocean-like breath utilized in the Ashtanga practice, building heat in the body, while both calming the mind and energizing the practice. This diaphragmic breath adds a meditative quality and intensity to the practice, while strengthening the diaphragm over time to more seamlessly integrate the breath in the asana practice. In this workshop, we will explore diaphragmic breathing and cultivating the ujjayi breath, seated and in motion. We will also discuss the synergy of bandhas and breath, and practice how we can engage the bandhas in relationship with the ujjayi breath to bring the Ashtanga practice to new depths. A zoom link will be sent out before the event.