In many ancient languages, the word for ‘breath’ is the same as the word for ‘life’ and ‘spirit’. For thousands of years, yogis, mystics and spiritual seekers have been using their breath to improve their health, increase their vitality, raise their consciousness and access their intuition, the source of the answers to all life’s problems. Pranayama, which means ‘breath control’ in Sanskrit, is possibly the most important of the eight limbs of yoga, the world’s most ancient system for rejuvenating body, mind and soul and attaining enlightenment – the ultimate answer to all problems.
There are many different breathing techniques and modalities that are effective in different ways – some result in deep relaxation and rejuvenate people’s bodies and minds, some focus on improving practitioners’ mental and physical performance, while others can facilitate the healing of trauma and subconscious negative beliefs. All of them connect you with the deepest Source of life, health and wellbeing that lie in your own mind and heart, and regularly practising any form of breath work will transform your life in subtle but profound ways.
If you’d like to experience the transformative power of the breath in your own life, why not come to a breath work session run by Jonathan Quail, an experienced teacher of breath work and meditation. He’ll be running sessions at The Space on most Friday evenings starting on the 30th of September from 7.00 pm to 8.30 pm. See timetable for details.