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My new hobby is BREATHING.

I always thought that breathing is an autonomous process – but while I was doing some research, I learnt that breathing is the only autonomous system of the body that we CAN control, through conscious breathing practices such as pranayama.   In addition, I found out that there are MANY

Anulom Vilom and its benefits to my body and mind

I am personally interested in spirituality and I have been trying a few kinds of meditations. But I only learned more about pranayama techniques in the yoga teacher training (YTT) with Tirisula, so Pranayama is new to me. I practiced some pranayama when I attended some yoga classes earlier, but

Pranayama – sama vritti

Pranayama is the yogic practice of focusing on breath. Prana means “vital life force”, and yama means to gain control. In yoga, breath is associated with the prana, thus, pranayama is a means to elevate the Prana shakti, or life energies. I have done some research on breathing techniques of

Nadi Shodana

The Nerves Calming Effect To rest my eyes from staring too much on the screens during work, sometimes I like to look around and peculiarly, I would pick up one or two random facts in the room, for example, different breathing patterns. In a same room, some people breathe fast

My favorite Pranayama – Bhramari !

My favorite Pranayama – Bhramari ! If you would have been someone who is interested in fitness, you would have realized by now that between physical and mental fitness, the mental fitness takes the highest priority. Now a days our lives are so busy, that while we have managed to

My Research on Kapalabhati

The Practice of Kapalabhati The Kapalabhati, involves forceful exhalation and breathing at a high frequency approximately 1.0 Hz, though rates are high as 2.0 Hz are known to more sophisticated yogis. It is a form of Kriya – A kriya is a cleansing technique taught in Hatha Yoga. Kapalabhati –a

Pranayama – What is it and How does it work?

We all know that Pranayama is a breathing practice and it has various benefits like increase energy, decrease stress, improve mental clarity and improve physical health. It is also identified as the fastest way to make you calm down. But how does it work? We need to understand what prana

Pranayama: Ujjayi breathing

In our yoga practice, we learned different breathing techniques. They are all important, and I enjoy breathing practices and meditation. However, I will write about a type of breathing method that helps active asana engagements—ujjayi breathing.   When I first learned about ujjayi breathing, my teacher said it is a

Anulom Vilom Pranayama Benefits

I was introduced to Anulom Vilom when I was searching on Youtube on how to cure sinus and relieve oneself of a stuffy nose. I had come across Anulom Vilom without knowing it was Anulom Vilom, I had merely thought it to be a way to cure sinuses. It was

What is Pranayama and the benefits

Pranayama is the fourth limb of the eight limbs of yoga, pranayama in Sanskrit words means: Prana = life force; Ayama = to extend, draw out or control. Breathing is a very normal part of life and we often forget to pay attention to it. The body naturally holds the breath

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