Prana Vayu is the upward current of energy that flows from the navel up into all areas of the lungs, ribs, upper back, heart, chest and shoulders. Focused on inhalations, it nourishes the cardio-respiratory system, and by way of increasing circulation to the thymus gland, supports optimal functioning of the immune system. This vayu is associated with the heart chakra, Anahata, as well as the element of air. Literally uplifting, this current of energy enlivens us with a sense of confidence, optimism and vitality.
An offering of practices that awaken Prana Vayu:
asana – lateral bends, back bends, poses that find arms radiating out from heart center
pranayama – breath of joy
meditation/visualization – within the expanse of the lungs and ribs, visualize a brilliant blue sky caressed by perfect white clouds
mudra – Prana Mudra – touch tips of pinky and ring fingers to tips of thumbs, middle and pointer fingers extend away from palm, hands can be placed palm up on lap, or with hands alongside shoulders and palms forward
Experience Prana Vayu in class with Carolyn the week of September 8.
Shanti, shanti, shanti