Tag Archives: pranayama

Tutorial: Nah-dee-show-DAH-nah

Nadi (=”channel”) Shodhana (= “cleaning” “purifying”) Pranayama is an alternate-nostril breathing exercise. The right hand is placed in Mrigi Mudra (a Sanskrit word meaning “to seal, close, or lock up” or “gesture”) by pressing your hand into a fist with your index and middle fingers firmly into the base of your thumb. Stretch out the ring and pinky fingers. Keep your pinky relatively straight,… Read more »

Tutorial: 3-Part Breath

Dirga Pranayam, or three-part deep breathing, is the foundation of all the yogic breathing techniques. This breathing exercise mobilizing your life force energy (prana) to cleanse and balance. The three-part breath is deep and full breathing and helps dispel anxiety and create a sense of calm (via vagal nerve). The purpose this three-part breath is unlearn patterns of taking in slow… Read more »

“A Pranayama a day…”

“Prana is the breath of life of all beings in the universe.” B. K. S. Iyengar Light on Pranayama Pranayama lies at the heart of yoga and is defined as the control of the breath, or life force. According to the Bhagavad Gita,  prāṇāyām is made from 2 separate Sanskrit words,  prāṇ and āyām, and translated to “trance induced by stopping all breathing”. Pranayama is the fourth ‘limb’ of… Read more »

feel JOY

kaitlynroland   March 5, 2012   No Comments on feel JOY

Tomorrow I start my next Parkinson’s yoga series, and I can’t wait to get back to Moksha Yoga Kelowna with the returning students and new faces that have signed up. I’m feeling the love! – And what better way to celebrate than with breath of joy! This deep breathing exercise (pranayama) brings energy (and joy!) to your practice, as well as works… Read more »