breath control

Mindfulness Techniques (Step Two)

If do did not do so already, please review “STEP ONE”…Creating the habit of setting aside time in your day. Starting small with just 5 minutes. This post is considered STEP TWO…ideas on techniques to do during the time you set aside. Pause for a moment. If you feel safe to do so, close […]

Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shodhana)

Nadi = Channel, flow or river Shodhana = Purification Alternate nostril breathing is one of my favorite pranayamas since there are multiple ways to practice. You can mix and match different versions and ways to practice and see what you enjoy best. Versions of Breath (Cooling, Heating & Balancing) Cooling = Chandra (Moon) Bhedana. The […]

Why Use Breath Control in Yoga?

The Sanskrit word Pranayama can be broken down as Prana “Energy” or “Lifeforce” and Yama “Restraint” or “Control”.  Your breath is your energy, your lifeforce.  When you control your breath, you control your mind.  Part of yoga principles include the Sutras.  They are guidelines for how to live, and a famous Sutra is 1.2 and […]

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