The beauty of unifying ujjayi breath and movement.
Talasana Breath Troupe
Talasana Troupe at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
What is Talasana?
What is involved in the process of Talasana?
What is the attitude of Talasana?
The control of the breath is attained in the throat
Some of the markers of correct ujjayi breath are a rubbing sensation
Some of the markers of correct ujjayi breath are a rubbing sensation, and a gentle hissing sound from the internal breath flow, a slight pressure at the site of the glottis or a gentle closure and the back of the throat, and a feeling of a complete movement of the breath from the pelvic floor to the top of the chest. With repeated practice, the ujjayi breath can be mastered and should become a natural extension of your yoga practice. The technique involves controlling the duration and flow of inhalation or exhalation at the glottis between the larynx and trachea. The yogin learns to focus at the back of the throat and voluntarily contract the muscles of the larynx next to the vocal cords; The breath control is reproducibly mastered through the voluntary impulse of the vagus nerve which facilites the muscular contraction. When the glottis is partially closed the regulation of the air passage is accomplished.
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If you would like find out how to schedule a Breath Troupe performance in your area or if you would like to practice to become a Breath Troupe member, contact Pam Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org 713 301 9238
Testimonials from Troupe Members
Dear Pam, It is such an honor to be part of the Talasana Breath Troupe. My initial performance was for Srivatsa Ramaswami, the modern day authority on Vinyasa Krama, and in this performance I was able to deeply access my heart center. During the performance there was a moment when I saw immense light radiating. Normally, performing can be a nerve-racking experience, but because this practice and performance is focusing on the breath which leads you back o the heart, the spiritual center, it was a calming and peaceful experience, an experience that was shared between performers and audience. Being part of the Troupe has deepened my own personal practice and has given me the opportunity to share my heart, my light, my soul with the world. My deep gratitude to Pam Johnson, Srivatsa Ramaswami, Sri T. Krishnamacharya and all the troupe members for their loving dedication. Namaste, Simone Olivier – Guru purnima and MFAH trouper
First of all, it was an honor. I feel like we all connected as a group the day of the event and that was really beautiful. Each person seems to have their own gift and energy, and it was lovely to see that come to life in unison during our offering Sandy I am grateful that being in this group and this paradigm is a part of my day to day life. My “business as usual”. It is really special to experience that quiet when we circle up and begin a practice, and to receive the subtle differences of each practice and time we spend- being – with each other. Am I assuming too much to thank all of you for valuing the idea that our thoughts and feelings make this offering what it is? and making space for it all? Also, HOW MUCH that this practice has given me inner courage/solace enough to be able to look someone in the eye an offer something to them. Offer my practice, the breath our work as a group etc. that was a challenge for me in th beginning and still is especially when we turn to the audience and offer to them. Hannah The invitation to perform at the MFAH as the next venue shows there is room for something new of ancient origin to be included in the arts in the West. Margit Williams, MFAH trouper
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Talasana Troupe in Austin, TX – for Srivatsa Ramaswami
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“Beautiful! Very impressive, to see all the movement. The way you came into gomogasana finally it is very good. No reason why more sequences can become dance, because the breath becomes the background music. Different than the routine yoga asana, People were very impressed – the entire group was very calm.
As a presentation it requires the sequence choreographed.
I’m very happy with the way it is presented. It’s a new venue to express VK in a dance form people may be interested in it. These are your areas you can concentrate on it. I felt very good.
I’m happy that it is an art expression. Many people see the VK, this is one more way of looking at it.”Srivatsa Ramaswami