Pranayama for Heart, Lungs & Upper Respiratory Tract

Learn important ways to increase pranic flow to our organs of breathing. A step by step guide to ujjayi pranayama, kapalabhati and nadi shodhana. Doing this practice daily can give incredible results in increasing prana, manyfold more than an asana practice. Of course while asana is the prerequisite, pranayama is the necessary next step to … Continue reading Pranayama for Heart, Lungs & Upper Respiratory Tract

Nadi Shodhana Tutorial

Here is a step by step tutorial on alternate nostril breathing, an excellent pranayama for balancing the mind and preparing for meditation. Three techniques are given for basic to intermediate practice, including breath retention and without use of hands. Read more about this pranayama's benefits in my previous post about Nadi Shodhana https://youtu.be/dSMaB1vIn0g Duration: 15 … Continue reading Nadi Shodhana Tutorial

Ujjayi – The Whispered Breath

When hearing Ujjayi for the first time, many are reminded of their first Star Wars viewing, with Darth Vader breathing heavily into his mask, telling Luke the truth of his identity. Who knows if the source of inspiration for Darth Vader's voice was taken from yoga science, but Ujjayi is a pranayama worth examining and … Continue reading Ujjayi – The Whispered Breath

Nadi Shodhanam – Breath of Balance

I have to contain my excitement while writing this post because I LOVE nadi shodhanam. I truly believe it is the most powerful pranayama practice, facilitating the use of the breath to delve deep into your meditation. Not to mention the overabundant benefits in your everyday life. Admit it - We take breathing for granted. … Continue reading Nadi Shodhanam – Breath of Balance