Yoga Shanti

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Gain Mental Clarity & Exhale Stress

Common ailments, Health, Yoga

Fourth in the series of Pranayama (yogic breathing) articles is the Anuloma Viloma breath.   Simple, yet profound, it calms the mind and nervous system and gets rid of toxins in the blood and lungs.

Anuloma Viloma (Alternate Nostril Breath)

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Kapalabhati – Remove Toxins & Stale Air

Common ailments, Health, Yoga

Third in the series of Pranayama (yogic breathing) articles is the Kapalabhati breath.  Not only does it energize the mind & body, but it increases lung capacity, removes toxins and stale air from the lungs and more.  It’s a lot more intense than either Ujjayi Breath or 3-Part Breath, so take care with this one and stop if you get dizzy.  If practiced correctly and on an empty stomach, the benefits are varied and great.

Kapalabhati (Shining Skull Breath)

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The Sound of the Ocean in your Breath

Health, Yoga

Have you every held a sea shell (conch shell, specifically) to your ear and heard the rhythmic, soft sound of the ocean?  The Ujjayi breath resembles that sound very much…and is soothing and deeply relaxing.   This is the second article in a series of Pranayama (yogic breathing) articles. 

Ujjayi (Ocean Breath)

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Relax, Revitalize, Renew with Simple, Invisible Technique

Common ailments, Health, Self development, Yoga

Taken for granted, misused and abused, forgotten and ignored….the breath that is life giving, if put to proper use with Pranayama (yogic breathing) can help:

  • Eliminate stress, anxiety, irritation, and anger
  • Reduce depression, insomnia and general fatigue
  • Improve blood circulation, lung capacity, digestion & elimination
  • Strengthen abdominal, diaphragm and chest muscles
  • Strengthen heart and lungs, improve lung capacity

It is impossible to list all the benefits of Pranayama…but above are some of the most powerful and impressive ones.  

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4 Reasons Your Brain Needs a Vacation

Creativity / Inspiration, Happiness

By Colleen Canney for Live Right Live Well

4 Reasons Your Brain Needs a Vacation

Sure, taking time away from your job puts pressure on your work and your wallet. And as Americans, we seem to be particularly susceptible to a work-at-all-costs mindset: A study conducted by the Families and Work Institute found that nearly half of U.S. employees don’t take all of their vacation days. But consider this the next time you’re thinking of counting beans on a Saturday: Recent research shows that vacations — even a day trip to… [Read more -->]

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