Return to Sattva: Restorative Breathing for Long-COVID

with Robin Rothenberg, C-IAYT

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About this talk

Pranayama has been touted as the elixir of vitality. However, in the aftermath of respiratory trauma like Long-COVID, the autonomic nervous system often becomes dysregulated. Disordered breathing follows, making the breath effortful and erratic. Common pranayama techniques can exacerbate this, leading to further depletion. In this presentation, Robin will guide you through a series of nuanced processes that help re-establish functional breathing and improve vagal-tone.These include: Reconditioning the diaphragm; mobilizing the rib-cage to increase perfusion; and calibrated practices that balance of the blood gasses to support better oxygenation. Robin’s natural warmth invites curiosity, playfulness, and compassionate self-care. Her expertise in addressing breathing pattern disorders offer potent healing tools and have been specifically adapted for those living with the symptoms of Long-COVID.

About Robin Rothenberg, C-IAYT

Robin Rothenberg is the author of Restoring Prana: A Therapeutic Guide for Yoga Teachers, Therapists and Healthcare Practitioners and The Svadhyaya Breath Journal. Deeply involved in yoga therapy and research since 2000, Robin runs an IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapy Training, and thriving practice outside Seattle, Washington. Her practical orientation to yoga therapy is created through a unique weave of traditional Vedic teachings combined with Western science. Restoring Prana has received wide acclaim globally for grounding the esoteric teachings of pranayama in a scientific framework that allows practitioners to experience the healing power of the breath and reclaim their vital energy.

This presentation is eligible for Yoga Alliance Continuing Education (CE) credit.

If you are a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), you can log this time as CE hours in your Teacher Dashboard.

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