Yoga Lab: Breath and Bandhas Deconstructed

Yoga Lab - Breath and Bandhas in Astanga YogaSaturday June 16th, 10-12.30, with Mikko

Sri K Pattabhi Jois used to say ‘Astanga Yoga practice is a breathing practice, the rest is just bending’.

Correct breath is the key to the practice. Breath leads us to understanding bandha, and every pose grows out of its root, mula bandha. Applying breath and bandha correctly results to lightness and ease to the practice, and brings the mind naturally towards concentration and stillness.

In this workshop:

  1. We build up the breathing technique correctly
  2. From breath we will build up bandhas
  3. We will explore how breath and bandhas work together in selected asanas, as well as in basic pranayama, breathing practice

Workshop is open for all levels with established practice. Tea and snacks are provided.

Cost kr. 150. Registration through eShop or by email,

”Do your practice and all is coming.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.” ― Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

"Astanga yoga is 99 percent practice, one percent theory." ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”Everyone can practice Astanga yoga. Except lazy people.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

"Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is." ― Bhagavad Gita

“The mind is restless and difficult to restrain, but it is subdued by practice.” ― Bhagavad Gita

“Asana practise is for 2 hours. Yoga practise is for 24 hours.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

”When the mind is quiet, the asana is correct.” ― Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

”This is not a gym, you are not here to work out. You are here to bring peace to yourself, to know who you are.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

”With practice anything is possible.” ― Sri R. Sharath Jois

“The mind acts like an enemy for those who do not control it.” ― Bhagavad Gita