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Yoga and Pranayama

Sep 10, 2011 at 2:38 PM PST

pranayamWhat is Yoga Breathing or Pranayama?

‘Prana’ refers to the universal life force and ‘ayama’ means to regulate or lengthen. Prana is the vital energy needed by our physical and subtle layers, without which the body would perish. It …

Alternate Nostril Breathing Technique (Nadi Shodhan Pranayama)

Aug 20, 2013 at 3:46 PM PST

A beautiful breathing technique that helps keep the mind calm, happy and peaceful. A few minutes of Nadi Shodhan pranayama in a day is best to de-stress the mind and release accumulated tension and fatigue. The breathing technique is named Nadi Shodhan, as it helps clear out blocked energy channels …

Bhramari Pranayama (Bee Breath)

Sep 20, 2013 at 3:29 PM PST

Bhramari pranayama is very effective in instantly calming your mind down. It is one of the best breathing exercises to release the mind of anger, agitation, frustration or anxiety. A simple-to-do technique, can be practiced anywhere at work or home, and an instant option available to de-stress yourself.
This breathing technique …

Skull Shining Breathing Technique (Kapal Bhati Pranayama)

Oct 20, 2013 at 3:42 PM PST

Kapal = forehead; bhati = shining; pranayama = breathing technique

Here’s a very powerful breathing exercise that not just helps you lose weight but also brings your entire system into a perfect balance. Dr. Sejal Shah, Sri Sri Yoga teacher, explains the importance of Kapal Bhati, “80 percent of the toxins in our body are …