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Ujjayi Pranayama

pranayama yoga breathing

The victory or ocean sounding breath is focusing, grounding, and aids in concentration. Ujjayi Pranayama is called the ocean sounding breath because you make an ocean sound by contracting the… Read More→

Dirga Pranayama

Dirga Pranayama

The 3 part breath or complete breath is nourishing, calming and relaxing. Dirga Pranayama is called the three part breath because you are actively breathing into three parts of your… Read More→

Kapalabhati Pranayama

yoga breathing pranayama

The breath of fire or the skull shining breath is invigorating, energizing, and purifying. Kapalabhati is a very active, forced exhalation with a passive inhalation. To exhale, the belly quickly… Read More→

Nadi Sodhana Pranayama

alternate nostril pranayama yoga breath

Alternate nostril breathing is balancing, calming, anti-anxiety, and very relaxing. Place the right hand in Vishnu Mudra (forefinger and middle finger bent towards the palm; thumb, ring, and pinkie in… Read More→

Autumn Yoga and Pranayama Retreat

Come join YogaBasics.com on a 7-day yoga and pranayama retreat at the Maya Tulum yoga retreat center, located on the crystal clear Caribbean Sea in Tulum, Mexico.  Enjoy morning and… Read More→

Breathing in Asana

breathing in yoga pose

Our natural tendency is to hold the breath or use stress induced breathing (short and shallow) while holding a posture, especially in a challenging pose. This creates stress and tension… Read More→

Improving Memory and Concentration

There are many yogic techniques that stimulate the brain and nervous system to improve memory and concentration. Dharana, the sixth limb of yoga, is a state of focused attention used… Read More→

Pranakriya Yoga Workout Class

This 78-minute audio CD was specifically created for experienced and athletic yogi/nis who are wanting a workout yoga experience. No instruction is given for the pranayama practices, so it is… Read More→

Yoga Rx for Asthma

Asthma is a chronic condition effecting over 20 million Americans that causes acute attacks of coughing, wheezing, and breathlessness. Modern medicine has no cure for this disease and 90 percent… Read More→

Pranayma Reported Causing Deaths

A recent article headline suggests that the widespread use of Kapalabhati pranayama (“skull-polishing breath”) in India—promoted by Swami Ramdev’s popular television campaigns and yoga camps—is dangerous and may lead to… Read More→

Mudras

Mudras (gesture, seal) are subtle physical movements of the hands, face, and or body. Complex mudras involve the whole body in a combination of asana, pranayama, bandha and visualization, while… Read More→

Fatigue

We all have experienced common bouts of fatigue as a normal response to over-exertion, emotional stress, boredom, or lack of sleep.This common experience of low energy and/or motivation can usually… Read More→