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→
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→
The Ashtanga Series A Sun Salutation is a more vigorous version of the Classical Sun Salutation. Series A builds upper body strength, physical endurance, and power. Sun salutations are practiced… Read More→
This Buddhist based meditation for cultivating compassion and forgiveness. Use this simple meditation often to create and nurture compassion in your life. This can be practiced in just a few… 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→
New to Yoga?
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
Without intention, all these postures, these breathing practices, meditations, and the like can become little more than ineffectual gestures. When animated by intention, however, the simplest movement, the briefest meditation, and the contents of one breath cycle are made potent.