Pranayama Pranayama is our life force. When we practice pranayama, we learn to control our breath. Breathing is fundamental to the practice of yoga and is one of the Eight Limbs of classical yoga. There are various breathing techniques that one can practice. Below are the three that I enjoy practicing during my personal practice or when I meditate. As you prepare to practice these breathing techniques, find a comfortable place where you can sit silently without distractions.
'Tis the season for stuffy noses and scratchy throats. 'Tis the season for chilly bodies and achy muscles. 'Tis the season for cold and flus. 'Tis the season to turn to our yoga practice to keep us feeling relaxed and our bodies healthy. You may have noticed that, with the change in seasons and time, comes a turn in communal health. There may be a bug floating about the office, a case of strep throat in the classroom, a slew of runny noses and shared coughs within friend or f
“Inside you there’s an artist you don’t know about... say yes quickly, if you know, if you’ve known it from before the beginning of the universe.” ~Jalaluddin Rumi When I first started thinking about creativity, it was from a place of longing, a place of realizing that there was huge part of myself that I was neglecting. I wanted to paint, to draw, to write and to play music. To express. And express vibrantly. I could see myself standing up in front of a big easel with a larg
I’ve had several people come up to me and tell they can’t do Yoga because they are not flexible! They are convinced Yoga is about being flexible and being able to accomplish difficult poses, therefore in their minds they can’t do Yoga. While I understand how they have come to this conclusion, I realize they really don’t really understand what Yoga is or why we practice Yoga. Usually, if we see someone showing himself or herself in a pose on Facebook or Instagram, they are i