pranayama Tag

Pranayama Puraka -Prolonged inhalation Yogendra Pranayama-VI; prolonged inhalation (Puraka). ‘Prana’ is the bioenergy of our body. On subtle levels, the pranic energy is mainly responsible for life or life force, and ‘ayama’ means control. So Pranayama means "Control of Breath". In this Pranayama -continuous inhalation is practised.Starting...

Yoga & Conditioning Conditioning is a unique technique–pioneered by The Yoga Institute for preparedness. The art of preparing oneself for the right experiences in the present is defined as: “the withdrawal of oneself from the outer as well as the inner world, to attain an emotional...

Yogendra Pranayama-Ujjayi; the victorious breath. From the word, ‘jaya’ comes ujjayi, which means victory – victorious. “Ujjayi” is, therefore, the Pranayama which gives freedom from bondage. It is part of the eight Kumbhakas of Hathayoga.Starting position: Do preliminary conditioning in Sukhasana or any other meditative posture. ...

Yogendra Paschimottanasana (the posterior stretch.) The word ‘paschim’ meaning ‘west’ is used in the context of posterior of the body and ‘uttana’ for stretching. The need for spinal fitness is obvious. The practice of this Asana and its final form also brings about a sense of...

Mystic Mantra ChantsWhy chant mantra? Chanting mantras helps to quieten the fluctuations of the mind. It is a handy tool devised by the yogis to turn awareness inwards. It is a simple and easy way to relax and calm the mind. Mantra recitation during meditation is...

Yoga relief for sinusitis Suffering from throbbing sinus headaches, runny nose and nasal congestion? Well, you are not alone,  The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases survey indicates around 134 million people in India (one in eight Indian) suffer from chronic sinusitis.The sinuses are small...