Archive for the Yoga Category

Pranayama series: Anuloma Viloma (Alternate Nostril Breathing)

Pranayama series: Anuloma Viloma (Alternate Nostril Breathing)

In a few previous posts, we talked about Abdominal Breathing and Complete Yogic Breath. Today we will focus on another pranayama practice: Anuloma Viloma – Alternate Nostril Breathing. ~ Pranayama is the link between the mental and physical disciplines. While the action is physical, the effect is to make […]

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Pranayama series: Complete Yogic Breath

Pranayama series: Complete Yogic Breath

In one of the previous posts, we talked about Abdominal Breathing. Today we will focus on Complete Yogic Breath. ~ In today’s society, most people have mind-based occupations (rather than physical ones), yet the typical work routine consists of sitting at a desk, where the flow of fresh […]

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Pranayama (breathing practice) series: Kapalabhati

Pranayama (breathing practice) series: Kapalabhati

KAPALABATHI is one of the Pranayama exercises (breathing practice) practised during yoga sessions or during a private practice. ” ‘Kapala’ means skull and ‘bhati’ means shining = ‘Kapalabathi’ is considered to be so cleansing to the entire system that, when practised on a regular basis the face […]

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Asana series: Bridge pose – Setu-Bandhasana

Asana series: Bridge pose – Setu-Bandhasana

Another great asana to practise. A very easy and helpful asana that is suitable for everyone. You may find that some yoga traditions call this pose – Skandhara asana – Pose on the Shoulders. Benefits strengthens abdominal and lumbar muscles strengthens back muscles, hips, pelvis and legs […]

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Asana series: Cat Pose – Marjary asana

Asana series: Cat Pose – Marjary asana

I am so pleased to be able to introduce you to this beautiful asana. A highly valued dynamic pose. It is suitable for everyone, it is energising and it has many benefits to offer. You may find that some yoga traditions call this pose – Cat and […]

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Tongue Cleansing – Ayurvedic/Chinese wisdom

Tongue Cleansing – Ayurvedic/Chinese wisdom

One of the great ancient practices that can be found in Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and kriya yoga and which can be included in our daily routine is tongue cleansing.  Our mouth and tongue are one of the main gateways into our body system. Maintaining the health of this connection is […]

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Finding the Way Back to Proper Breathing

Finding the Way Back to Proper Breathing

It feels quite surreal to write about such a natural action as breathing. So natural, so important, but yet so very overlooked in our daily run. We can live for days without food or water, but we cannot survive for long without being able to breathe. It […]

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Mantra Om – What is it and why do we chant?

Mantra Om – What is it and why do we chant?

Hmmm…. I believe that most of us have had this question in our mind: ‘What exactly is that mantra Om and why do we chant it during the yoga sessions?’ Is that some kind of a ritual or just a funny part in the beginning and sometimes at […]

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The Power of Full Relaxation

The Power of Full Relaxation

Full relaxation x Active relaxation For a long time, I knew only two types of relaxation – sleep and active relaxation. What I didn’t know was that our body and mind can actually rest in a much more profound way. This beautiful practice is called Full relaxation […]

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Savasana – Corpse Pose / Ananda asana – Blissful pose

Savasana – Corpse Pose / Ananda asana – Blissful pose

Savasana – Corpse Pose Ahhh…. what an amazing pose! I just love it I know you may say ‘What’s so great about it?’ and you are right, it took me a while to fully understand, appreciate and acknowledge all that this pose can provide, but finally I think I am […]

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