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→
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→
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→
Breath control techniques are often left out or minimized in modern yoga classes as they can feel awkward and weird. Traditionally, pranayama was practiced to cultivate a vibrant experience of… Read More→
Get inspired to practice more mindful yoga breathing, or pranayama, by taking just 60 seconds to watch this short and sweet yoga video by Miami-based yoga teacher Jennifer Pansa. In the video,… Read More→
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→
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→
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 (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→
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→
To get the most out of our site, we suggest you take some time to explore before jumping into the practice. Browse our yoga 101 section for general info on the history and types of yoga, then start exploring asanas the physical postures used in hatha yoga. Remember to breathe and always start your yoga practice with a brief meditation. If you are new to yoga, please read our Yoga for Beginner’s page
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them.
Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved, but hope for the patience to win my freedom.