nadi shodana – alternate nostril breath

Nādi Śhodana - alternate nostril breath Nadi Shodhana, नाडी शोधन प्राणायाम, is also known as Anuloma Viloma Prāṇāyāma, अनुलोम विलोम प्राणायाम.  Simply referred as Alternate Nostril Breathing, it is a powerful breathing practice. Nadi, नाडी, is a Sanskrit word for ‘channel’ or ‘flow’ and shodhana, शोधन means ‘purification.’ The Nadis, channels that connect the chakras, energy centers are the psychic pathways within the human system.  This pranayama technique …

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kapalabhati – skull shining breath

Kapalabhati - skull shining breath Pranayama techniques may be categorized as: those that are heating (energizing or vitalizing) and those that are cooling (tranquilizing) those which are safe to learn from a book or a website And those that must be learned over an extended period of time from a qualified teacher. Kapalabhathi, कपाल भाति , belongs to this kind.  Although …

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ujjaayi pranayama – victory breath

Ujjaayi (उज्जायी) Prāṇāyāma (प्राणायाम ) Ujjaayi (उज्जायी), means "one who is victorious". Ujjaayi breath means "victorious breath. Also referred to as the psychic breath because of its positive effects on the mind. Seat This breath can be performed while moving, standing, walking or sitting. Sit comfortably on the yoga mat using props or in a chair for seated …

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3 – part breath: dirgha pranayama

Dīrgha (दीर्घ ) Prāṇāyāma (प्राणायाम ) Dīrgha Prāṇāyāma,  a cooling breath, is the process of elongating the breath using specific techniques. Dhirgha breath is often referred to as Dhirgha Shvāsam, Deep Yogic Breath. This is often the first breathing technique taught to new yoga practitioners. Dīrgha (दीर्घ ) has several meanings - “slow,” “deep,” “long,” and “complete.” Shvāsam is the breath. Prāṇāyāma (प्राणायाम ) …

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