The Breathing Process - Yoga Meditation Pranayama

The Breathing Process – Yoga Meditation Pranayama

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. This…

#Yoga Breathing and the Autonomic Nervous System

#Yoga Breathing and the Autonomic Nervous System

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 mind….

Japa #Meditation or Japa Dyana

Japa #Meditation or Japa Dyana

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 Yoga,…

Kinds of Breathing - Pranayama Yoga Meditation

Kinds of Breathing – Pranayama Yoga Meditation

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

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 diaphragm…

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The Full #Yoga Breath #Pranayama

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 to…

States of Human Mind #Meditation

States of Human Mind #Meditation

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 these…