Pranayama

Yoga
The breath is the source of life. Pranayama is the yoga approach to breathing exercises and to linking breath to movement or to meditation.

Alternate Nostril Breathing star
Nadi Shodhana is a pranayama, or breathing technique designed to help balance the body.

Bhramari, or Bee Breath star
Bhramari Pranayama, or Bee Breath, is an exercise that will calm the mind and help to control roiling emotions. Practice at the beginning or end of asana practice or meditation will allow the yogi/ni to use it when needed in the course of one's day.

Equal Breathing, or Sama Vritti (Samastithihi) star
Equal breathing is a foundational technique useful to both new and seasoned yogis and yoginis.

Kapalabhati Breath is Not for Beginners! star
Yoga is NOT a quick fix. Taking practices out of context can be dangerous. Kapalabhati breath has been touted as a universal panacea, but it is not for new or casual practitioners.

Learning Pranayama Safely star
There's myriad information on the Internet, but we're better off learning in person. Here's why/

Lion's Breath star
Lighten up and relieve stress with this seemingly bizarre breathing exercise.

One Movement, One Breath star
Pranayama can be involved and challenging, but it can also be simple and effective. Here's a back to basics approach that relieves stress and allows us a fuller experience of the eight limbs of yoga.

Pranayama and the Nervous System star
Breath is intimately connected to movement in yoga. Do you know the science behind the exercises?

Sitali and Sitkari Pranayama star
Sitali and Sitkari are ways to cool the body and mind, particularly useful in the heat of summer. Remember to practice in a unified way!

Ujjayi Pranayama star
Our yoga practice gives us the experience of piloting our lives like a boat through water. Ujjayi pranayama adds to the ocean of experience.

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