Pranayama & Breathwork

Breathing for more vital energy.

In the classes of Delight Yoga we also often practice Pranayama. Pranayama are a set of simple breathing techniques which help to cleanse and stabilise the body and mind.


The practise of Pranayama is highly recommended in addition to a regular Yoga Asana (postures) practice, in any style of yoga. It will help you deepen your awareness of the breath and the body, which will then benefit your yoga practice. The Pranayama offers a simple and safe set of practices, combining Kriyas (cleansing techniques) with specific Pranayama techniques, concentration, meditation and mantra, all based on the teachings of Paul Dallaghan and of Pranayama Master Sri O.P. Tiwari.

Circular Breathing class

The Circular Breathing classes are designed to get in touch with the unprocessed energies we store in the body. An opportunity to breathe into any long-held tension and possible fears. By coming into reunion with them we find rest and again remember the natural flow of life. This breath cleanses our perception so we can have a clear view of who we are. In a warm and heartfelt setting, we dive into our inner world.

Benefits of Pranayama

With a regular Pranayama practice, more vital energy is made available for the body and mind. The breath begins to flow more freely, providing access to deeper states of meditation. The digestive system and lungs are stimulated and cleansed, the mind becomes clear and calm, the nervous system strengthens. You will feel vital, awake and content as your body's energy system is balanced.

Contraindications for breathwork

  • Pregnancy (at any stage)
  • Severe PTSD or trauma
  • Actively using recreational drugs
  • Taking any medication that alters brain chemistry like anti-anxiety, anti-depressant, ADD, OCD medications etc.
  • Detached Retina
  • Glaucoma
  • Kidney disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Cardiovascular disease, including angina, previous heart attack or stroke
  • Diagnosis of aneurysm of any kind
  • Uncontrolled thyroid conditions
  • Diabetes(any type)
  • Severe Asthma - for mild to moderate asthma, we can discuss but you must bring your inhaler to the session
  • Epilepsy
  • History of seizures
  • Prior diagnosis of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or previous psychiatric condition
  • Severe psychosomatic disorders
  • Recent surgery, stitches or injury
  • Hospitalisation for any psychiatric condition or emotional crisis within the last 10 years

Practical info

Language: English Type: 75 min / 90 min classes Location: Delight Yoga, all studios Price: €20 Delight Single Class | Also available with an Introduction Card, Delight Class Card or Delight Membership. See all pricing. For OneFit & ClassPass members we have limited spots available.

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Pranayama & Breathwork teachers

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Sjoerd Dragtsma
Circular Breathing
Victoria  Raven Hyndman
Hatha & Pranayama
Rolandjan van Mulligen
Circular breathing

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you can practice pranayama in Amsterdam, Den Haag & Online

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