Curious: Breathe and Sleep

Engagement activity: External performance, talk or presentationTalk for a mainly academic audience (e.g. at an academic conference)

Laura Gonzalez (Speaker), 11 Aug 2020

A practical workshop exploring breath practices to enhance good quality sleep.

As part of her Creative Scotland Open Project Funding award, Laura is studying the practice of pranayama (breath control) to enhance presence and resilience in performers. In this workshop she will introduce the impact that breath can have on health, wellbeing and embodiment.

The session will be introductory, practical and open to everyone, including participants with breath conditions, as Laura is qualified to support these. Participants will learn about the breath and its link to mind and body, be invited to deepen the breath safely, allowing them to become more aware and calmer, and be introduced to specific practices that will help them to connect to their parasympathetic nervous system, the rest, digest and befriend system in our bodies.

As part of this workshop you will:

Learn about the breath and its link to mind and body.
Be invited to deepen your breath safely, allowing you to become more aware and calmer.
Be introduced specific practices that will help you to connect to your parasympathetic nervous system, which will allow you to sleep better.

External organisation (Learned Society or Research Association)

NameThe Royal Society of Edinburgh
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom