Breathing Tradition Meets Science: Robin Rothenberg

About this Episode:

Joe and Robin discuss yoga breathing techniques and how modern science has uncovered the truth about breathing practices described in ancient yoga texts.

About Robin:

Robin Rothenberg has trained yoga teachers since 1999. Certified in both Viniyoga and Iyengar yoga (through 1992), with additional training as a Spiritual Director and Buteyko Breathing Educator, Robin brings a unique weave of traditions into her practice. Since 2014, the EYT Therapist Training has been an IAYT Accredited Yoga Therapist Training Program, with Robin as Program Director.

For the past three years, Robin has immersed herself in a personal study of the breath, of the ancient teachings on pranayama, and the science of respiratory physiology. The result of this inquiry has her calling for a “Breath Revolution” in the yoga community. Her new book, to be released in the Spring, ‘Restoring Prana: A Guide to Pranayama and Healing Through the Breath’, suggests a serious re-evulation of the ‘big breathing’ habit, and a scientifically supported return to the roots of yoga which teach us to retain prana, by minimizing breath while increasing breath suspensions.

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About the Author:

Joe is the Founder of Icewater Yoga. Fascinated by the intersection of yoga and sport, his goal is to help athletes develop a consistent yoga practice. He lives in Claremont, CA with his wife, Jill.