Category: Pranayama

8 Limbs of Yoga: Pranayama, breath control: about and how to

Guide to the 8 Limbs of Yoga: Pranayama: breathing

Pranayama is the 4th of the 8 Limbs of Yoga. Pranayama means breath control or breath expansion.  Prana means life force or vital energy.  Yama means control or code of conduct.  Actually, pranayama is a combination of prana and ayama.  Ayama means expansion so pranayama is a way to expand your vital energy and vibrate […]

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Kaliasana: meaning, methodology, and breath-work

Kaliasana: how to do the poses, meaning, benefits, and info on the Goddess

Kaliasana is one of my favorite poses.  It’s so strong and empowering.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! About Kali Kali is the Hindu goddess of destruction, power, time, and transformation.  She is also sometimes called the Divine Mother.  She has blue or black skin and usually sticks out her tongue.  […]

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Guide to Nadi Shodhana: How to and Benefits

Nadi Shodhana: Alternate Nostril Breathing: how to, benefits, mudras, and meaning

Nadi Shodhana is a kind or Pranayama (breathwork) that involves breathing through alternate nostrils.  Nadi means river, stream or channel.  In this case, it refers to the energy channels, called nadis.  Shodhana means refinement or purification.  Nadi Shodhana is a purifying breath that helps align the energy channels of the body. Nadi Shodhana is one of […]

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