Breath is your most powerful tool for grounding, de-stressing, and calming your mind. Learn how to take a yogic healing breath and you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.
Alternate Nostril Breathing Alternate nostril breathing brings awareness to the flow of air that moves through each of our nostrils at any given time. This may seem insignificant, but it actually is very important. Breathing through each nostril brings a different benefit. The left nostril encourages relaxation and calm, the right nostril energizes our overall system, and alternate nostril breathing
In a world where so much illness is a product of stress, learning how to neutralize stress through the breath becomes a sacred tool for healing. Breathing is one of the most effective tools we have to calm the nervous system, lower blood pressure, decrease heart rate, and soothe the mind. After you become accomplished at breathing practices, you will
We are only as powerful as we are truthful. When we push through life without checking in, all sorts of trouble shows up. Personal truth comes from inner knowledge and being able to tune in to how you feel in the moment. To cultivate inner knowledge, you have to dig in and ask questions. Is it a strong day or
Sitali Breath Is a cooling breath that acts as an air conditioner to internal organs, temperaments, and fiery dispositions. Some of its benefits: Calms the nervous system Counters anxiety, stress, and depression Balances fiery reactions Regulates the digestive system Lie flat, or sit on the floor cross-legged, or sit in a chair with your feet flat on the ground. Lengthen
The Breath of Fire is a heated breath that has purifying qualities. Some of its benefits: Supports and strengthens the respiratory system Helps digestion and supports regular bowel movements Revs up the whole system by encouraging cleansing and clearing Balances the sympathetic nervous system and brings awareness to the activation or deactivation of the fight or flight response Sit on
We’ve all been there. Out of nowhere, you break from a deep sleep and suddenly you are wide awake, your mind racing on a vicious cycle of your deepest fears. As a yogi, I am familiar with this time of day: 3 a.m. to 6 a.m. is a sacred time; in the Kundalini yoga tradition, we call it Amrit Vela. Amrit