Posts in YOGA
Yoga Toolbox: How to Practice PRANAYAMA Breathing Techniques for Vitality and Longevity

The breath may seem so simple, but it is so profound. It is intimately linked to and has a direct influence on the body, mind, and emotions. Breathing techniques like Bhramari Pranayama have also been shown be incredibly effective self-regulation techniques for anyone suffering from anxiety and PTSD. It is no wonder techniques to control and direct the breath have been practiced for centuries, especially techniques to prepare yoga practitioners for the journey inward toward concentration, contemplation, and meditation.

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PRACTICE: HASTA (HAND) MUDRAS FOR FOCUS IN YOGA ASANA

Mudra is a sanskrit word meaning seal. In yoga it refers to gestures or attitudes which can be psychic, emotional, devotional, or simply for aesthetic effect. Mudras are used to influence the flow of prāṇa, or life-sustaining energy as well as to alter mood or increase concentration and focus on an object of meditation. A mudra can be a simple gesture with the hands or it can be a complex and prescriptive combination of body posture, subtle physical movements including muscular contractions and breathing techniques along with visualization.

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Can't Commit to your Home Yoga Practice? Ways to START AND STAY COMMITTED

So you've started a home practice, but you feel stuck. It happens. Without guidance from a teacher giving you cues and moving you through your practice, it can be hard to just simply START. But don't worry, building sustainable habits takes time and patience. If you can relate, here are some tips to get you moving along

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