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Pranayama & Breath Practices – General Teaching Cautions & Considerations

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Lesson Overview

In this lesson, we examine the fundamental cautions and guidelines related to teaching breath practices, including teaching to beginners.

Objective

Become clear on the cautions related to practicing pranayama and best practices for teaching about the breath, including teaching to beginners.

Description

Clarify the importance of distinguishing between preparatory breath practices and formal pranayama techniques. Delineate which practices are safe for beginners and which are not. Learn which aspect of the breath cycle requires particular experience and skill to safely practice and teach. Explain cautions to be observed during practice. Describe multiple perspectives from which to consider and teach breathing practices and pranayama.

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