sheetkari pranayama

How to do Sheetkari Pranayama – Hissing Breath

  Whereas most pranayama techniques move the breath through the nose, sheetkari pranayama is different insofar as it directs the breath through the mouth. Sheetkari…...

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bhramari pranayama

How to do bhramari pranayama (bumble bee breath)

  Bhramari pranayama derives its name from the black Indian bee called bhramari. The sound the breath generates – which happens through the action of…...

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surya bhedana

How to do surya bhedana pranayama (sun piercing breath)

  In Sanskrit, the word surya means ‘sun’. In the case of surya bhedana pranayama, the sun is the symbol we use for the solar…...

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ujjayi

How to do ujjayi pranayama

  Ujjayi pranayama : Breathing, for us humans, is an interesting sort of function. We can go days without water, weeks without food but only…...

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kapalbhati

How to do kapalbhati breath

In Sanskrit, kapal means ‘forehead’ and bhati means ‘light’ or ‘lustrous’. Bhati is also a word that is used to describe ‘perception’ or ‘knowledge’. Commonly…...

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nadi shodhana

How to do nadi shodhana: alternate nostril breathing

Nadi = subtle energetic channel Shodhana = ‘to purify’   The breakdown of the name says it all. The purpose of nadi shodhana is to…...

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yogic breathing

Yogic breathing: pranayama basics

  The word pranayama (referring to yogic breathing techniques), is comprised of two roots, ‘prana’ and ‘ayama’. Commonly, this is interpreted in one of two ways…....

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three part yogic breath

How to do three part yogic breath

Three part yogic breath: When you sit quietly with your eyes closed and bring a subtle awareness to the breath you’ll likely notice that, when…...

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