Pranayama – The Art of Breathing

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Steven Hinchliffe has been studying and practicing yoga for over 10 years, both in Australia and India.In his yoga practice, Steve places a strong focus on control of the breath, which is regarded as the subtle link between the body and mind.

Yoga of the breath is known as Pranayama. Pranayama is a Sanskrit word meaning “extension of the prana or breath” or more accurately, “extension of the life force”. The word is composed of two Sanskrit words, Prāna, life force, or vital energy, particularly, the breath, and “ayāma”, to extend or draw out.Steve originally started his physical practice to help recover from a shoulder injury, but quickly realised the benefits of Yoga went well beyond its physical aspects.

In 2005 Steve was selected to undertake a two-year, one on one teacher training apprenticeship with Simon Borg-Olivier and Bianca Machliss of Yoga Synergy in Sydney, one of the few Yoga schools in Australia still instructing teachers in this traditional way.

Steve relocated to the Illawarra in early 2008, and now teaches yoga locally, sharing his genuine love of Yoga in all its forms.


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