Prana in Action with Jane Craggs 28th-29th March
Prana in Action Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th March
A 2 day workshop with Manchester based Svastha Yoga Teacher Jane Craggs.
The therapeutic breath: how breath led practice can support physical and mental reintegration.
"After a bird tied by a string flies here and there without finding a resting place, it finally settles down at the place it is bound.
Similarly, the mind, after flying here and there, without finding a resting place, settles in the breath, for the mind is bound to the breath"
This 2-day exploration will focus on how to create simple, mindful yoga practices for mental and physical balance. It is appropriate for teachers, trainees and yoga practitioners wishing to learn more about the breath and therapeutic essentials.
Saturday 10am to 5pm (1-hour lunch break)
- Breath and the theory of prana
- Experiencing the breath in our own practice
- The autonomic nervous system and how the breath affects it
Sunday 2pm to 6pm
- The Gunas and polyvagal theory
- Understanding brahmana (charging, nourishing, building) and langhana (discharging, calming, reducing) practices
Through the weekend we will learn how to create practices for stress resilience, lifting mood and calming agitation. (introducing bhavana, sound and mantra for positive mental shift)
Awareness of appropriate approaches to the breath to ensure safe and supportive practice for all.
Topics to be covered:
- Relaxing the breath - how to encourage healthy passive breath
- Ujjayi - the key to unlocking prana. A thorough exploration
- How the breath surrounds the asana - leading movement from breath
- Theory of prana and prana vayus
- Using sound and mantra to emphasise and extend the breath
- Pranayama - how to transition into pleasant and safe practices
- Breath and pranayama as a therapeutic tool
What will student gain from coming to training:
- An in-depth experience of breath led yoga to support their own practice
- How to effectively lead students in an experience of deepening connection with the breath
- Clarity about function of the breath and asana in relation to basic therapeutic application
- Practical methodology for introducing Ujjayi and other pranayama techniques to students of all levels
- A greater understanding of the theory of prana and how it impacts our life.
- How to support students with home practices
Jane teaches therapeutic, specialist classes in Greater Manchester, runs Svastha Yoga Manchester with Louise Tanner and is a board and faculty member of Yogacampus North Teacher Training programme. She has taught across a range of populations including young women at risk, patients recovering from cancer and adults with additional needs. Currently her classes include Yoga for Chronic fatigue and ME, yoga for anxiety and depression and yoga in prison.
Jane’s yoga teaching is faithful to what she has been taught by the Mohan family who are dedicated to presenting the authentic teachings of Sri T Krishnamacharya. This therapeutic practice is simple and accessible and can be applied to all individuals for peace of mind and a healthy body.
Therapeutic Yoga and Ayurveda
Tel: 07764 963 138