Much more than just breathing...

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Breath is life. Breathing properly is to live healthy and Yoga helps you to achieve this condition in many ways.

Often, however, the various schools of yoga have different points of view (often correct) about the best way to breathe ... and this creates confusion in the mind of new practitioners.

There are many ways to breathe and Anukalana Yoga makes you discover that there is not a right way but rather the best way to breathe depending on what you do or who you want to reach.

If there were no tensions, how would the human body breathe? What is the most natural way to breathe?

The answer is hidden behind the fact that we don't breathe just with lungs!

To find out about this we did a long research, we worked hard to bring to light the deep connections that the old yogis had already highlighted but which in our era tend to be buried by a chaotic rhythm of life, and an approach to practice Yoga often too shallow .

We not only breathe  just in the lungs but also at the cellular level and energy level, so Anukalana invites you to synchronize these respiratory rhythms through techniques that you can learn at the beginning in a simple way and which you can refine time after time. If applied in the right order these principles will make you feel immediately a pleasant body-mind connection.

Organismic Breathing

meditazione yoga anukalanaAnukalana Yoga includes a very detailed study of the breath that allows you to re-educate the body to breathe in the most natural and profound way using all your breathing capacity. This is the way in which the organism would breathe if it were not affected by the tensions that accumulate daily. For this is called Organismic Breathing.

In this approach to Yoga the breath work consists in a continuous integration process that allows a gradual expansion of the space in which the breath moves thus allowing to realign the body and dissolve the deepest visceral tensions.

The Organismic Breathing is learned in a set of sequential steps. One technique is applied on top to the other, gradually educating the body and mind to handle the breath to make it natural and rediscover this very advanced way of managing the wonderful process of breathing.

In addition to improving your ability to do your pranayama, through Organismic Breathing  you can change the way you breathe while doing the asanas deciding in which regions of the body to bring the effects of the practice. You can dissolve very deep and hidden tensions in a natural way. But above all, you can free up blockages due to withheld and somatic emotions.

We have often been led to believe that for each asana there is a way of breathing determined by the style of Yoga. Anukalana offers a wider range of possibilities teaching you how to breathe in different ways in the same position to achieve different results according to your needs.

With the Organismic Breathing you can finally:

yoga okOpen the different regions of the body in a natural way

yoga okCultivate and redirect the prana freeing blockages

yoga okDissolve deep and old visceral tensions

yoga okFree up repressed emotions

yoga okCalm your mind preparing it for Meditation

yoga okUse the breath to support difficult poses and vinyasas

yoga okPrepare for the advanced pranayamas

The practice of Pranayama becomes easy and safe when Organismic Breathing has become the natural way to breathe and your body adopts it all the times.

By learning Organismic Breathing you will have the key to open the body and massage the internal organs through the breath in each asana avoiding useless tensions and risks in the most demanding poses.

You will find out that you have much more energy as soon as your body has become accustomed to breathing in a natural way in every moment of the day thanks to the continuous relaxation that this process teaches you to apply to each breath.

Thanks to their gradual introduction and integration you will finally be able to make those complex spontaneous movements and those internal assets such as bandha and mudras that yoga teaches but which are often overlooked because of excessive dedication to the asanas.

Joint Breathing

jointsTo bring the body in any position without creating excessive tensions and avoiding that some of its parts could stiffen, Anukalana Yoga uses a particular technique developed within this research: "Joint Breathing" (Pavana Sandhi)

By learning to manage very accurate the movement and positioning of the joints during the Vinyasa (transitions or sequences) and in the maintenance of asanas (yoga positions) not only you will be able to open up much better and safely during the practice but you will also bring deeper and more ffectively the benefits of Yoga in each peripheral region of the body

This technique is integrated into the complete system, and like the others it is learned gradually. Once assimilated it constitutes the luggage of bodily attitudes that are spontaneously activated during the practice preventing the body from injuries and bringing in depth the stimuli produced by the movement of the breath.

This technique also allows you to let the Prana flow freely in every part of the body thanks to the continuous release applied during the practice. This opens and keeps open the Nadi preparing the body to the practice of Prana Dhara (see below).

Joint Breathing is the technique that allows us to "tell" to the connective tissue cells that they can relax and thus offer more space to the muscle fibers to move and stretch. The latest studies in modern anatomy have unearthed the ability of certain cells of the connective tissue (the myo-fibroblasts) to contract and relax. Anukalana Yoga teaches you to relax the connective matrix of your body to obtain a kind of lengthening and openings that respect the delicate structures of the joints and maintain the results for a long time.

The practice of Pavana Sandhi allows to coordinate the various parts of the body causing them to cooperate in a wonderful synergy when holding poses or in the dynamic phase of vinyasa (transitions). The result is a rapid development of coordination, a decrease in fatigue in the most demanding positions, the release of somatic tensions on the connective tissue (which are the hardest to die).

Pavana Sandhi is one of the foundations of Anukalana Yoga born from the integration with the principles of Taoist practices and modern concepts of biomechanics.

Pranic Breathing

Anukalana prana flowOur whole body is pervaded by Prana, life force that animates everything. In Yoga the Prana is cultivated and controlled through the Pranayama techniques but Anukalana integrates into Asana practice a number of techniques inspired by the Taoism to promote the free flow of this energy and invite a greater force of self-healing.

By learning gradually to feel the prana flowing in your body and introducing the proper techniques, you can direct and control this energy by freeing the body from energy blockages and awakening latent potential just waiting to be used.

By integrating Yoga and Taoist practices, Anukalana shows you a fascinating and entertaining journey that gives great satisfaction immediately. The techniques are easy to learn, the secret lies in the right order in which you learn and apply.

You'll find yourself having a huge amount of energy available to invest in the things you do every day and a clear and sharp mind.