Daphne Koken is a prana vinyasa teacher, who inspires me a lot and also showed me the true beauty of this practice. I was very lucky to have the opportunity to study and practice with her a few times last year. In one of her teacher training modules, she taught me the art of lunar sequencing and that vinyasa is not only an active and energising practice, but it also has a very gentle aspect to it. In this episode of the YAY!YOGA podcast we talk about prana vinyasa, the importance of teaching from the traditions of yoga, how to connect with the cycles of nature, how knowing your own body doesn’t always mean you know what works for your students and much much more.
Shownotes: stuff & people we talked about
- Ujjayi breath: a pranayama (breathing) technique that is practiced by breathing through the nose while constricting the back of the throat. In that way, you create an audible breath (it’s also called ocean or victorious breath) that helps to focus on the present moment and also builds up heat in the body.
- Simon Park
- Shiva Rea
- Florence DeDame
- George Langenberg
- Recommended book: The 7 habits of highly effective people by Stephen R. Covey
Connect with Daphne
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