We interact with the energy around us whether we are aware or not. So let’s focus on that life energy we draw into ourselves that nourishes us- with air, food, ideas, love.
This week we consider the vital air of prana vayu. Prana with a BIG P is the energy that animates all beings. Yoga philosophy breaks these down into 5 flows which helps bring our awareness to different aspects of this energy within us.
We touched upon apana vayu last week. This week, we focus on prana vayu, the flow that draws this Prana energy into the body. Our heart and lungs become the focal area for prana, feeding our cardio respiratory system, our life blood. Pranayama practices help us to alter this energy interaction, and we learn to modify and control it according to our needs.
This week our asana practice focuses on channelling our breath to open our heart centre. Maintaining a firm foundation with apana’s downward energy, we can harness the prana flow to bring lift and lightness, vitality and flow.
Ruth is a yoga therapist and yoga teacher based in Cheltenham, UK. She emphasises yoga as a tool for well-being, for individuals and in her classes, in person or via zoom.