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Reflection on Practice

By Dr. Paul Dallaghan

Back in 2012, after almost 20 years of doing asana practice, Paul caught a moment to condense together a mix of asanas across levels with certain transitions. It is more of an artistic display of what the body can do without being competitively strained. An exercise in keeping balance while executing challenging activities. At the same time it is more than a single asana practice session should require. Paul’s emphasis is on the inner qualities, respect for others, attitude and approach to life, practice and our relationships. Paul is also a long term pranayama practitioner, one of the most practiced and accomplished teachers of it, and highlights the breath as an integral element of practice here. The total video is about 17 minutes long with a story subtitled throughout. If you’re curious about asana, its flow, and insights into other aspects of practice then please enjoy watching. Share with others. Leave a review or comment.

Dr. Paul Dallaghan’s expertise with breathwork, body and meditative practices comes from three sources: (1) three decades of daily dedicated practice and teaching these techniques; (2) uniquely acknowledged in the Yoga tradition by the title of “Master Yogi-Prānācharya (expert in breath)”, following an immersion in the original culture through one-on-one direct training in practice and study of ancient texts; (3) a PhD in doctoral scientific research at a leading US university (Emory) covering both the tradition and science of yoga and breath practices in terms of stress, health and aging. As a result, Paul occupies a unique space to impart genuine teaching and science on the breath, body, and meditative practices, seen as a Teacher-of-teachers and identified to carry on the tradition of Pranayama. His sincere and ongoing role is to teach, write and research, to help put out experienced and authentic information on these areas of how we live, breathe and be, to help people improve their mental and physical health, and live more fulfilling lives.

For more on his background see his bio

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