Breathwork for Self-Mastery, October 15 – 22

October 15, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

From ancient times, traditions across all cultures have spoken of the breath as the key to mastery over our inner universe. In recent times, numerous scientific studies have shown how conscious breathing can influence one’s mental, emotional, and physical state and recommend it as a therapeutic practice for improved well-being.

In this 2-session online class, we will focus on gaining a deeper understanding of our breath and the scientific principles of why and how conscious breathing affects the state of mind. We will discuss the mechanics of proper breathing through the conscious relaxation of the diaphragm.

Through guided exercises, we will learn to use our breath as a tool to relax at will and counteract stress. By tuning into the subtler flow of energy reflected in our breath (commonly referred to as prana, life force, or qi), we will learn to gain mastery over our reactive process and embody deep calmness under all circumstances.

Instructor: Saiganesh Sairaman is a certified teacher of meditation and yoga philosophy and is part of the teaching faculty at the Ananda center in Palo Alto. His experience with workplace stress as a management consultant and IT services manager at Fortune 500 companies led him to find creative ways of applying and sharing the teachings of yoga in scientific ways.

Class details are subject to change.

Full event information: http://events.stanford.edu/events/922/92204

Location: Your Computer

Contact Email: healthyliving@stanford.edu

Contact Phone: 650.723.9649