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Bhastrika Pranayama - The most powerful pranyama technique

Bhastrika translates as Bellows. Bellows are an instrument used to produce a strong gust of air with the aim of fanning the fire. When practicing this yoga technique, you produce similar movements that could be said to be like the bellows. You are also generating heat, in the sacrum, in the...
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Simha Mudra Pranayama - Simha Mudra

Lion's Breath: 6 step guide (Simhasana Pranayama)What is the lion’s breath?Lion’s breath is a sitting pranayama practice in yoga for releasing tension in the jaw, neck, and face. This practice helps you feel more energized as we wake up our face with a new flow. It is strong pranayama that...
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Alternative Nostril Breathing - Nadi Shodhana

nah-dee  show-DAH-nah - nadi = channel  shodhana = cleaning, purifying  = Chanel Cleansing Do you feel stressed and anxious? Then nadi shodhana can be your remedy. Nadi Shodhana has a long history with yogis and within Ayurvedic medicine.  It is a powerful...
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Kapalabhati Pranayama - Skull-Shining Breath

Kapalabhati pranayama or Breath of fire/Skull-shining breath is a pranayama which is a set of breathing exercises within yoga. Pranayama exercises are believed to come with a lot of health benefits for our bodies as well as our minds. For us to be healthy and happy, the body and mind need to be...
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Sitali Pranayama - The cooling breath

Yogis, long ago, discovered that Sitali Pranayama (cooling breath) was a great way to soothe, relax and cool body and mind. Sitali is a Sanskrit word meaning “cooling” or “soothing.” The technique adds moisture to your system, it soothes the mind and softens a pitta dosha...
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