Pranayama

  • How to Stay Calm and Happy: {The Full Yogic Breath}

    By Kat Rodriguez on February 10, 2014
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    Last week I made the mistake of making too many appointments back to back.  As I am lying in the spa chair receiving an amazing facial I catch myself becoming tense as I worry about making the next appointment.   The tension builds as I struggle to relax and enjoy this, all to rare, moment of self-indulgent pampering.  Fortunately, I remembered to use a tool from my yoga tool box – […]
  • Pranayama: Practicing Breath Awareness

    By Kat Rodriguez on October 25, 2013
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    What is the quality of your breathing?  This may be something you haven’t considered given breathing typically happens naturally and without thought. However, the practice of Pranayama, one of the eight limbs of yoga, reveals how the skillful use of breath will improve our health.  Depending on the type of breathwork performed, you can bring about relaxation, energize your mind, aid in concentration, strengthen respiration or improve your immune system. Advanced Pranayama techniques are typically performed […]