The Breathing Process #yoga #meditation #pranayama

The Breathing Process #yoga #meditation #pranayama

Share We all know that breathing techniques, called Pranayama, is very important in Yoga. So let’s focus on the components of the breathing process: Respiration There is a common tendency to refer to breathing and respiration as the same thing….

#Yoga Breathing and ANS

#Yoga Breathing and ANS

Share Breathing is an exceptional function of the body. Even though it is automatically regulated by the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS), it can be consciously modified.  This is remarkable, given that ‘autonomic’ implies that something cannot be controlled by the…

Japa #Meditation or Japa Dyana

Japa #Meditation or Japa Dyana

Share The first objective of meditation is the elimination of random thoughts.  The second is the unification of the senses, leading to increased awareness and clarification.  All of this results in an ultimate fulfillment and satisfaction. The techniques of Ashtanga…

Kinds of Breathing #pranayama #meditation #yoga

Kinds of Breathing #pranayama #meditation #yoga

Share   The following are the 11 kinds of breathing: Noisy and quiet breathing Fast and slow breathing Regular and irregular breathing Jerky and smooth breathing Deep and shallow breathing Forced and effortless breathing

Anatomy and stages of breathing #pranayama

Anatomy and stages of breathing #pranayama

Share As a yoga practitioner, it is important to have attained a level of understanding of the basic physiological functioning of the breath.  And in order to achieve this understanding, we must examine the structure of our breathing. The contracting…

yogic breath

The Full #Yoga Breath #pranayama

Share The full yogic breath is the core of the meditation and yoga practice, and it is the basic building block of pranayama exercises. It teaches us to utilize the three anatomical parts of our lungs, enabling us to reconnect…

States of Human Mind #meditation

States of Human Mind #meditation

Share In his Yoga Sutras, Pantanjali describes the mental and spiritual development of students of meditation and yoga by identifying five states of mind that students tend to demonstrate at varying intervals along their spiritual path. Attaining an understanding of…

#Meditation and the Monkey Mind

#Meditation and the Monkey Mind

Share As you may have guessed, the Monkey Mind is but a metaphor for the state of mind that must be overcome during meditation.  It is particularly useful for helping us to understand meditation, and is a great tool with…

#Chakras and the Physical Body

#Chakras and the Physical Body

Share Each chakra corresponds to certain physical systems and their related organs.  There is a direct relationship between the condition of the chakra and the corresponding physical organs, because a chakra can be over-vitalised, under-vitalised, in a state of balance,…