I have seen many teachers instructing pranayama practices before an asana class. I am not sure of the logic behind that. This is a common question we face in our teacher training courses as many of our students have had this experience of doing pranayama before asanas.
The following are the some of the reasons I don’t teach pranayama before asanas:
- Pranayama is a subtle practice compared to asanas. We always do the gross practice before subtle practice.
- Pranayama naturally leads to ...