‘Prana’ means “vital energy”, and ‘yama’ means “control”. In this class at Yogaharta, clients will practise different controlled breathing techniques in a seated position. Teachers Cody Felmingham (owner Ruth’s son) and Miroslav Petrovic will demonstrate techniques to help purify your respiratory system and aid in healing your body and mind. Simply put, pranayama prepares you for meditation as it teaches you to focus on your breath and to turn your absent-minded shallow breathing into deeper breathing.
“It will make a huge difference to how you feel and you can apply it to stressful situations during your day,” said Ruth. “It can be hugely powerful for people with anxiety and depression, as it calms you down and brings you in touch with yourself.”
New clients are treated to a special deal. For $25 they receive unlimited access to the studio for 14 days. Pranayama classes are on Wednesdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 6pm.
A: Level 1, 8/42 Hartnett Drive, Seaford
T: 9002 1158