Hi Friends! I am excited to share with you my lineup for the Fall - there are some very special trainings and events that are beneficial for anyone wishing to go deeper into the study of Hatha and Raja Yoga! We have the 1) Fall Equinox Cleanse 2) 40 Day Meditation Sadhana 3) 40 Day Pranayama Sadhana 4) Light on Hatha Yoga Advanced Training. Do take a look!
Part 6 of our series continues with details on why pranayama is essential in the yoga practice and tips for yoga teachers
बाह्याभ्यन्तरस्तम्भवृत्तिर्देशकालसंख्याभिः परिदृष्टो दीर्घसूक्ष्मः॥५०॥ bāhya-ābhyantara-sthambha vr̥ttiḥ deśa-kāla-sankhyābhiḥ paridr̥ṣṭo dīrgha-sūkṣmaḥ Pranayama manifests as external, internal, and restrained movements of breath. These are regulated and made long and subtle in accordance to place, time, and number. bahya = externalabhyantara = internalstambha = holding, restraint, suspension, stationary, retention, cessation, transitionvrittih = operations, activities, fluctuations, modifications, changes, or various forms … Continue reading Y.S. 2.40 – How to Be a Master of Breath (Pranayama) | Article
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 |Video
This is a stimulating practice for the navel center, using both asana and pranayama to access the energy of fire within and heat up the body while developing balance and focus of the mind. Duration: 72 Minutes Level: II https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgscQ1WtTOs&w=560&h=315
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
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
Athaasane dridhe yogee vashee hitamitaashanaha. Guroopadishtamaargena praanaayaamaansamabhyset. Thus being established in asana and having control (of the body), taking a balanced diet; pranayamas should be practiced according to the instruction of the guru. - Hatha Yoga Pradipika (2:1) Pranayama is the fourth rung as identified by Patanjali's 8 rungs (Ashtanga) of Yoga. Prana is linked … Continue reading Beauty and the Breath: The Pranic Body