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What is Hatha Yoga?

Technically, Hatha Yoga encompasses all styles of physical yoga including both asanas (the postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises). They are two of the key elements within the eight limbs of yoga. The Sanskrit word haṭha literally means “force,” which alludes to these physical techniques. … Read More

What is Pranayama and 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

Maximize Your Meditation with Yoga Mudras

What are mudras? In Sanskrit, the word mudra, means “seal” or “mark.” Mudras are gestures of the hands and fingers that are used in yoga, Buddhism, and Hinduism.  They are incorporated into meditation and pranayama exercises, and are believed to … Read More