The Science Behind Breathing In Yoga

Raechel Morrow MA, Dean of BMBI

Raechel provides a compassionate, empowering, and nurturing way to empower oneself to a greater level of healing than believed possible. After years of working as a social worker, yoga teacher, and a yoga therapist, she witnessed chronic emotional and physical pain in her students and clients. This led her to develop the techniques used at the institute – to connect the mind and body, the live your own path, and let go of what is no longer serving you.

Using somatic (body-based) techniques, Raechel draws from a multi-disciplinary well of modalities that support the body’s intuitive and innate healing abilities. Her sacred work may include trauma-informed therapeutic yoga, emotional release, meditation/breathwork, bodywork, psychosocial -spiritual work, holistic counseling, energy work, intuitive coaching, and linking the mind and body to increase interoceptive pathways with yoga therapy.

Raechel works closely with women whose lives have been affected by childhood trauma, sexual assault, domestic violence, and disordered eating.

November 29th 10am – 12:30pm

Yoga is a traditional practice from the ancient Indian culture and is considered to be the science of holistic living. Breathing practices is one of the key elements within the practice of Yoga. Human respiration is the only physiological system that is under both autonomic and voluntary nervous control and thus it is also given special emphasis in yogic texts. It is proven that yogic breathing techniques are found to have profound effects on autonomic functions. Join Raechel Morrow and to understand and embody both theoretical and practical components is unique in combining ancient wisdom with modern science based on the teacher’s first-hand experience and research. Attendees will be able to:

  1. Get to practice key breathing exercises from an ancient tradition with a guide to start your own practice. 
  2. Understand the physiological, emotional, and biological mechanisms of Pranayama based on evidence based research. 
  3. Learn the clinical and social applications of Pranayama

This program is designed for students of all levels. Participants can learn easy exercises to relieve day-to-day stress and to improve overall wellness. You may sit in a yoga mat or a chair. Please do not eat a large meal within 2 hours prior to the workshop. Plan to drink adequate fluid throughout the day.