Gudjon Bergmann

Gudjon Bergmann, E-RYT-500, is the author of more than twenty books, including Baby Steps to Meditation, Living in the Spirit of Yoga, Know Thyself, Create a Safe Space and Yes! You Can Manage Stress. He trained with Yogi Shanti Desai and Sri Yogi Hari. From 1998 he has trained more than 80 yoga teachers and taught for over 6500 hours. Born and raised in Iceland, Gudjon moved to the USA in 2010 and became a U.S. Citizen in 2013. He offers meditation courses, teaches yoga classes and writes from his home base in Kyle, TX.

The Five Major Pranayamas

This class explores the five major pranayamas, also known as breathing techniques, including abdominal breathing, ujjayi, kapalabhati, anuloma viloma, and bhastrika. Of the four major energy sources—food, water, air and sunlight—air is the most important. This class is appropriate for all levels, although challenging to the diaphragm and intercostal muscles. Pranayama translates as the expansion and control of energy. The five major pranayamas have different effects on the body, from calming to energizing to promoting single-minded focus. Join this class and learn how to increase your control of a vital resource.

Audience: All levels
Intensity of class: 7
Composition of class: 10% Lecture; 90% Breathing
What should students bring to class: Mat, blanket, and tissues