Sessions may include all or some of the following elements: Movement/shaking AUM chanting Rhythmic breathing Breath retention (with energy locks) Trypnaural Brainwave music Imagery/guided visualization Meditation Relaxation Some of these techniques resemble Pranayama, don’t they? Pranayama is the ‘science of energy’ and the breath component of the ancient yoga system. It is a vast and intricate practice that marks the beginning of a deep dive into the ‘subtle body,’ listening to the sensations of our multidimensional Being. It should be approached with a lot of respect and attention, as it is very powerful.
Rhythmic breathing (Savitri Pranayama), breath retention (Kumbhakas), AUM chanting (Udgeeth Pranayama), and the application of energy locks (Bandhas) are essential components of Pranayama. SOMA Breath’s rhythmic breathing differs from Pranayama by exhaling through the mouth instead of the nose. This can make it more accessible to people who are not yet accustomed to yogic breathing and facilitate the feeling of ‘letting go’ with each exhale.