This class combines traditional yoga practice with breathwork and meditation.
Breath of Fire and Alternate Nostril breathing combine as the perfect pair for those who experience concern about their lungs before, during or after infection with Covid-19.
Breath of Fire is a kriya (or lung cleansing exercise) that involves rapid/forceful expelling the breath out through the nostrils, which reduces CO2 levels in the blood and increases O2 availability – creating a “total cleansing of the lungs” – which can be a non-pharmaceutical preventative measure for viruses that affect the lungs. This practice also strengthens and tones the abdominal muscles, supports weight loss & improves digestion.
Alternate nostril breathing is a balancing exercise for the brain and nervous system. This practice balances the right & left hemispheres of the brain, the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system – and thus it improves concentration and relieves mental and physical stress.
*This class will be 45 minutes. All levels welcome.
Registration includes the Yoga class on Thursdays at 6:00PM ET/ 5:00PM CT
You should consult your health care professional before starting this or any other fitness program to determine if it is right for your needs. Do not start this fitness program if your physician or health care provider advises against it. If you experience faintness, dizziness, pain or shortness of breath at any time while exercising, you should stop immediately.