Category: Pranayama

Bindu Chakra

The Bindu Chakra is symbolized by the crescent moon. The Bindu chakra translates to dew or drop point. It is located on the top of the head. Bringing awareness to the Bindu Chakra can have beautiful effects on the mind and on the physical body. When properly mastered, this energy center helps overcome many problems we

Yoga For Better Mental Health

Yoga plays an important part in my and many people’s worldwide mental health. Many practice yoga for better mental health. The act of meditation and breathing practices can affect the physical body but also the brain. In turn, the practice of yoga can help relieve things such as anxiety and depression. The effects on certain

Yoga for Educators

Yoga for Educators

As a teacher, you understand the importance of taking care of your body and mind. Yoga for educators is Yoga is a great way to do just that! Yoga can help improve your flexibility, strength, and endurance. It can also help reduce stress, anxiety, and fatigue. Not to mention, yoga can also be a lot

Why Pranayama Needs To Be a Part of Your Daily Yoga Self-care Practice

Why Pranayama Needs To Be a Part of Your Daily Yoga Self-care Practice

Pranayama is the part of the Yoga Sutras that deals with breathing techniques. Pranayama simply means control (yama) of prana, or life force energy. These breathing practices are an important step in understanding how to balance and regulate your life-force energy, making it easier for you to achieve a meditative state.

Pranayama Breathing

Pranayama Breathing to Uplift and Energize

The light is beginning to emerge at the end of the tunnel, but let’s face it, we’ve all had quite a year! This year feels more like cramming a decade of anxiety and loss, a full spectrum roller coaster of emotion into the longest/shortest year. This is why pranayama breathing is so important. Pranayama, one

Pratiloma Ujjayi

Written by: Anupam Raman This can be a calming, balancing, centering, pranayama technique. It utilizes a combination of alternate nostril breathing and ujjayi. Although this may seem somewhat complicated at first, it is actually quite a simple pattern once you practice it. It is important to keep the breath feeling calm, smooth, and pleasant throughout

Wherever You Go There You Are

Written by: Katrin Mersch “Wherever you go there you are” -John Kabbath Zin Whenever you need a break, go out into Nature. It will bring you calm and peace. Take a walk in the park, sit on a bench or in the grass. Maybe you sit by the water. Wherever you go watch what is

VInyasa Krama

Cooling breathing for Hot days

Sheetali Pranayama, AKA Cooling Breath is a breathing practice that very effectively cools not only the body but also has a calming cooling effect on the mind and the emotions. Sheetali comes from the Sanskrit root ​sheet​, which means “cold” or “frigid.” Interestingly enough, this pranayama also kindles the digestive fire. I find my practice

Pranayama Breathing

Cool Your Yoga Practice this Summer with Sheetali Breaths

By: Sojourner Williams Practicing yoga during the summer months can have its benefits. The warm weather can help to relax muscles and joints providing ease with flexibility and mobility. If you practice in the morning, the early sunrise can give your morning practice an energetic boost. Summertime also provides many wonderful opportunities to practice outdoors

Breathe cool with Sitali

Written by: Shalyni Paiyappilly Sitali Pranayama is known as the “cooling breath” as it allows air to flow across the tongue and into the mouth. This breathing practice is beneficial in calming the nervous system, improving focus, reducing anxiety and anger, and it can serve as the perfect reprieve during the hot summer months. How