Anapnoe Yoga®Awareness through the Body is my living path and 28-year experiential trajectory living & teaching Yoga & Movement. Yoga is a tool for transformation, it is not about bending, twisting and balancing. I developed this method as a process of Living yoga as conscious evolution: It is an Integral practice of embodiment that helps you unlock your full potential.
Anapnoe Yoga® integrates Hatha & Vinyasa Yoga, Pranayama, Ayurveda Basics, Organic Movement, Stillness, Energetic Alignment, Krama Sequencing, Yoga Therapeutics, Intensional & Chakra Sequencing, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Clarity Coaching, Mindfulness, Sound, Breath-work, Healing Dance, Yoga Space Flow, Conscious Living Practices & Nutrition Programs for health and Balance.
Anapnoe Yoga® is a slow, gentle, yet deeply grounding & strengthening Yoga practice that develops awareness of the body-mind through the breath. Through deep long breathing, we explore the divine wisdom of the body to releasing tension and deep-rooted imprints on one’s body-mind.
Within Anatomical Alignment in Traditional Asana Practice, we explore our innate body wisdom and path to freedom from conditioning. In this experiential approach, Anapnoe Yoga®Awareness through the body- incorporates a Mandala of Practices: Classical Hatha Yoga & Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga & Yin-Rasa Yoga, Transformational Yoga, Therapeutics & other movement methods.
Sessions are rejuvenating and balancing practices (solar-lunar). The emphasis of the class is on fluidity through the breath and awareness through the senses & body. In every class, we move creatively through all groups of Asana creating full body transformation, circulation, cantering & integration. Chakra work, Pranayama, Mantra, Mudras, Yoga Nidra, Meditation & Mindfulness are integrated into the practice.
In Anapnoe Yoga practice we become more receptive, we find our body’s natural rhythm & expression. Movement unfolds from our core – to awaken the energy of the sun at the navel center and radiate it. It is an Integral practice that cultivates presence through embodiment. I teach you how to transform any inner obstacle -physical, mental or emotional- that may be blocking your evolution, so you can reveal your authentic, best, pure you and feel in control of your life, vibrant, balanced & calm.
The teaching method of AnapnoeYoga® is based upon the ancient Hatha Yogic texts, which states that all fixed forms should be practised with the aim to develop organic energy -unfolding from within- as a necessary step in the cultivation of longevity. The set forms and sequencing of Anapnoe Yoga –Vinyasa Krama-contain within them all groups of asana ( body positions)and movements (Standing, Pumping, Sitting, Weighing, Lying, and Bending- in all directions-(Inverting, Spiralling, Turning and Twisting) for the proper development and fluidity of the spine. All these combined with suitable rhythmic breathing, bring about the unfolding of inner strength, harmony, and Inner Stillness.
In Chakra Vinyasa we begin with awareness through the body-mind because it’s important to start with the foundation where we understand not only how to build the yoga pose from the ground up but to release tension. We learn to connect with our breath, observe our body-ming and understand the impact our thoughts have on our health, wellness, and life. Anapnoe Yoga is a yoga of awakening, an invitation to wake up, to release the tension, to move into clarity. To surrender to what is.
My intention is that by practising yoga, being committed to these mindful practices and doing the deep work that’s necessary on ourselves, we may develop the empathy necessary to be more loving, more truthful and more integrated human beings, to surrender to the Divine Grace within all living beings. And if we are committed & open, to expand our attention and realise inner freedom.
Wherever you are at, the invitation is to breathe and be present with your experience, to open into something else, into something new. Then this practice will allow you to step into the next aspect of your own exploration.
I wish you joy. consciousness, truth,
Irana Ji An