Tag Archive: pranayama

3 Ways To Develop A Pranayama Practice (And Why You Should)

While it seems there is barely enough time in the day to practice yoga asana, let alone any of yoga’s breath practices, they are incredibly valuable and important. They are powerful and delicate,… Continue reading

Ujjayi Pranayama Basics & Practice

In this podcast we go in-depth with the basics of Ujjayi Pranayama, followed by a practice in the technique, which will help combat stress and calm your mind. We cover simple tips on how… Continue reading

Understanding & Working With Emotion: A User’s Guide

For the first six months of my yoga practice, every time I held the yoga pose Upward Bow I would cry. Tears would well up and seep out, and I had no idea why.… Continue reading

The Best Thing To Do When You’re Stressed (Bonus; It’s Free!)

Stress is a killer. It’s the source of sickness, fatigue, loss of productivity and grey hair. There will always be stress; it’s an unavoidable part of life, but one that’s necessary for growth. Stressful… Continue reading

Meditation & Breath to Restore Energy

Seems almost everyone I know is experiencing some sort of turmoil or huge transformation right now. In this time of need, it’s even more important to center ourselves and clear our minds, so I created… Continue reading

Yoga For Asthma (Or Anyone Who Wants to Breathe Deeply)

What’s happening in the physical body is often a manifestation of something deeper. For most people a build-up of memories and feelings get stored in the energetic body. Long-held beliefs about everything from our… Continue reading

The Best Yoga Breath to Find Balance

If your yoga teacher is worth her salt, she’ll remind you to breathe. If she’s really skilled, she’ll teach you how to breathe. We forget to breathe consciously all the time, don’t we? Simply… Continue reading

The #1 Cause of Suffering

The gun made a loud click and the magazine slid out into my palm. I checked the chamber again. Yes, I did get that bullet too. Only one more day. I can do… Continue reading

Ujjayi Essentials: Learning Yoga’s Victorious Breath (Video)

The breath is an essential aspect of yoga. In fact pranayama, the control of the breath, is so important that it’s one of the 8 core limbs of the practice. Ujjayi, or victorious… Continue reading

Beginner’s Guide to Alternate Nostril Breathing

Alternate nostril breathing, or nadi shodhana, is a fantastic tool to bring balance and evenness to mind and body. In a nutshell, we use fingertips to apply gentle, steady pressure on our nostrils, blocking… Continue reading