The audible sound of Ujjayi Breath was born under the teaching of Krishnamacharya and has become one of the most practiced and variable breathing techniques in yoga today. Here Master Teacher Ram Jain explains the authentic origins of Ujjayi Breath and guides you in practicing and benefiting from it.
You may have heard the word prana in yoga class. Maybe you have read about it in yoga philosophy or came across it while learning about Ayurveda. When we learn about the definition of prana, we can then understand the functions of prana. Continue reading to learn how to manipulate these functions to reach optimum health!
Pranayama, with yama meaning control, uses specific breathing techniques to positively impact bodily systems and functions such as cardiovascular functioning, blood circulation to the brain, as well as metabolic and endocrine activities. Read on to find out more on how Pranayama breathing technique can help better and prolong your life!
In your yoga classes or teacher training, you have probably heard about the bandhas. Many yoga teachers regularly use the phrase ‘activate your bandhas’ in their instructions. However, is this terminology correct? What does it mean to activate the bandhas correctly? And what is the purpose of using the bandhas?
When referring to breathing exercises, the term ‘Pranayama’ is often used. However, not all breathing exercises are Pranayama. In fact, most aren’t. The term Pranayama literally means “expansion of life force (prana) and its purpose is to improve the body’s capacity to retain and increase prana in the body.
Excessive worrying often results in stress and anxiety. Pranayamas can help calm your mind by allowing you to turn inwards and let go of the world around you. Learn 3 relaxing breathing exercises to include in your day-to-day life.
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