#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. Both the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system are parts…

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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 is the primary respiratory muscle.  It is like the skin…

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Pranayama and the Abilities of #Pranayama

Pranayama is a comprehensive practise of yoga. The journey of our life towards its destiny has many milestones. The journey is like a river flowing with turns and twists, trials and tribulations. However in the end it reaches its destination! The human being is made up of body, intellect, and…

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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 the breath, and to learn to breathe correctly.  As you…

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