Breath Guidelines for Asana

Breath Guidelines for All Poses Inhalation should be performed when: Opening, unfolding, or expanding the outer body Lengthening and extending the spine Opening the arms to the sides or overhead Coming out of forward bends or lateral standing poses Going … Read More

Main Elements of the Natural Breath

Main Elements of the Natural Breath Inhalation During inhalation, the following movements and actions occur in the body. · The diaphragm flattens and descends causing the abdominal organs to push down and distend the belly. · The pelvic floor descends, … Read More

The Breath as the Essence of Action

The breath is used in an asana as the medium of a yogi’s spirit and Attitude. It serves as the bridge between Attitude and the dynamic symmetry of Alignment. The breath interweaves the threads of one’s intention into the fibers … Read More

5-Minute Calming Breathing Exercises

We all know that stress fuels some of the biggest health problems of our time – 1 in 3 people suffer with the symptoms of stress such as anxiety, tension, fatigue, digestive problems, and the inability to concentrate, to name … Read More

Practice Breathing

We know that breath is the foundation. We’re taught to send nourishing breath into clenched spaces to allow the light in, recenter, and get present and calm. Many meditations coach us through the pathways of the breath, from the solar … Read More

Five Basic Types of Pranayamas

Bhastrika Pranayama In this pranayama, body gets the maximum amount of oxygen due to complete inhaling and exhaling. Steps Sit comfortably on a flat ground. Take a deep breath through both nostrils and fill the lungs with air and then … Read More

Health Benefits of Pranayama

Pranayama, the vital part of the yogic science can be called as the art of breathing for healthy living for the miraculous health benefits it offers. The three simple steps of Pranayama include Puraka (Inhalation), Kumbhaka (Retention) and Recaka (Exhalation). … Read More

What is Pranayama & Why is it Useful?

Pranayama is the sanskrit word that essentially means “breath control.” It comes from the combination of two words, “Prana,” which translates as “life force (breath)” and “ayama,” which means “to control or restrain,” or “to extend or draw out.” We … Read More

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5 Stress-Relieving Breathing Techniques

Do you ever wish you could just take a moment out of your day to de-stress? Have you been looking for a “quick fix” method to beat high-anxiety situations? Let’s face it: everyone deals with stress on a daily basis. … Read More