A Balancing Breath: Nadi-Sodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing)

Posted by on Sep 22, 2012
A Balancing Breath: Nadi-Sodhana (Alternate Nostril Breathing)

As we go about our day breathing, our breath is continuously shifting back and forth between the left and right nasal channels. Each channel is linked to the opposite brain hemisphere, right with the left and left with the right. Alternate Nostril Breathing is a pranayama practice that balances the bodies energies. Also called Nadi […]

The Eight Limbs of Yoga

Posted by on Sep 16, 2012
The Eight Limbs of Yoga

Samadi Pada 1.“Atha Yoganusasanam” “Now the exposition of Yoga is being made.” -Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras translation by Sri Swami Satchidananda Yoga strives to create union among the body, mind and spirit, allowing us to become more aware of ourselves and our connection to the rest of the world. The prescription for this notion of […]

Breathe like a Yogi

Posted by on Sep 15, 2012

You don’t have to be in yoga class to practice Pranayama. These breathing exercises direct the breath and move Prana or energy into and around the body. Pranayama is an important part of a yoga practice, as it can be used during asana and meditation practices as well as on its own. Taking just a few […]

AUDIO: It’s Friday, Time to Relax!

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012

Relaxation involves the elimination of tension and stress from the body and is an important component in a yoga practice. When we take the time to relax at the end of our yoga session, we allow the body time to integrate our practice; consolidating the effects of the Asana and Pranayama and letting the body […]

Bringing Yoga Home: The Benefits of sharing Pranayama with Young Children

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012

Children come into this world breathing like yogis; inhaling through the nose, letting the breath expand the stomach and then the chest. Somewhere along the path to adulthood most of us begin to stifle the breath, turning it into a shallow, empty and intention-less bodily function and many people don’t learn to really breathe again […]