How to link conscious breathing with movement?

 

How to link conscious breathing with movement?


So you already know how important it is to breath properly and how many benefits it can have on your health, but you still haven't quite figured out a way how to incorporate that into your daily practise?

For some of us, the most calming way is to just stop everything we are doing at the moment, sit down or lay down and only just focus on being present in the moment and in our bodies by focusing on our breathing. But then there are also those of us for whom that's just not working. There's a constant buzz in our heads and we don't seem to get that out without something else that we need to fully focus on. This is where Yoga comes into play.

Yoga itself is like "moving meditation". And it all comes back to the breath. Through conscious breathing (taking deep inhalations during specific movements and fully exhaling with others), you activate the parasympathetic nervous system (PNS) and trigger a corresponding drop in heart rate and suppression of stress hormones, like adrenaline and cortisol, in the bloodstream.

Beyond inducing relaxation, yogic breathing can actually increase fitness. Studies have found that regular yoga practice with a strong focus on the breath leads to greater lung capacity, which is necessary for cardiovascular activities like running, biking, swimming and more.

Finally, when you focus on the breath, you tune out distractions. In fact, quieting the mind is a primary goal of traditional yoga.

When you are mindful of your breath and linking that with movement you will simply just not have any extra brain space left for worrying about your work or personal life. You just need to be fully there, present in that very moment.

Learning how to connect the breath to movement isn’t difficult,


.....but it takes practice.

Your breath should lead the movement through the poses, not the other way around. We've often so focused on the outcome that we don't let any room for the body to figure out it's own rhythm. Once you master the rhythm, you can fully relax and have confidence in your body. If you are tense, then your body will be tense.

 

Stadi Fit Yoga Courses

The Stadi Fit Health Center Yoga courses are lead our RYT-200 Yoga teacher Elina Gustafsson.

In the course, the time is spent breaking down Sun Salutations and other poses fundamental to the Vinyasa practice. The focus is on linking conscious breath with a mindful flow. 

10x Yoga Course Thursdays at 19-20 30.3-8.6 (no class on 25.5)

The 10 times Flow Yoga Course starts on the 30th March, lasting 10 weeks. The last class of the course will then be held on the 8th June.

The course will be held in the Stadi Fit Health Centre every thursday from 19-20.

10x Yoga Course Sundays at 14:45-15:45 2.4-18.6 (no classes on 16.4, 30.4)

The 10 times Flow Yoga Course starts on the 2th April, lasting 10 weeks. The last class of the course will then be held on the 18th June.

The course will be held in the Stadi Fit Health Centre every thursday from 19-20.


One course 10x 60min 150€

Sign up for both days ( thursdays and sundays) 20x60min 200€

*Both courses will start with a minimum of 6 participants