Benefits: Builds awareness of the present moment. Trains us to release what no longer serves us and breathe into a new beginning.
Benefits: Also known as deep abdominal breathing or diaphragmatic breathing, tradition says the benefits of this breath include heavy oxidation of the blood—which is extremely beneficial for overall health—and purifying the blood and body (especially the nose, throat and lungs.) Yogi’s say the vital prana, or life-force, contained in the air we breathe is absorbed […]
Benefits: Soothes the nerves; reduces blood pressure, and trains us to relax the body at will—which is essential for reducing stress and improving sleep.
Benefits: Takes us out of the thoughts in our heads and brings us completely into the present moment. Excellent for calming the mind, alleviating fear, worry and anxiety. Reduces blood pressure.
Benefits: Activates the liver, reduces phlegm and bile, and improves digestion. Relieves cravings, hunger and thirst. Cools the body. Prevents high blood pressure (but doesn’t cure it). Sipping Breath is also a preliminary technique used to train the body and mind to recognize, and be at ease in, the “breathless state.”
Benefits: Brings calm and quiet to the mind. Increases intuition.
Benefits: Blood system is oxidized. Prana is circulated through the body’s main energy channels to purify and balance the nervous system. Invigorates the entire body and bring alertness to the mind. Produces lightness of body. Balances the appetite. Improves sleep. Brings a feeling of deep peace.