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8 Best Pranayama Techniques – Yoga Breathing Videos

8 Best Pranayama Techniques – Yoga Breathing Videos

Pranayama is yogic breathing techniques. These techniques can deliver calming or energizing effects when preformed. I've complied 8 of my favorites and am excited to share them with you today! Nadi Shodhana - Alternate Nostril Breathing Nadi Shodhana is the first of the Four Purification's - which are teachings and techniques from Baba Hari Dass of the Mount Madonna Institute. Nadi is something tubular-like within the body that prana (energy) can pass through, like a vein or artery. Shodhana means cleansing, or purifying. While practicing Nadi Shodhana, we are cleansing our nerves to prevent blockages, so that prana (energy) can move through the body. In this technique, you are breathing strictly through your nostrils. If your nasal passages are obscured in any way ...
What To Expect In A Yoga Teacher Training?

What To Expect In A Yoga Teacher Training?

Ahhhh, a question I never asked myself before doing my first training, because I most definitely did it on a whim. Let's just say...it was calling me. I'm sure if you are here, it's calling you too! Plus, having a little time to think about it is a GREAT idea. What should you expect in a yoga teacher training? There are a lot of questions that come with that. Will I strictly be doing 200 hours of straight up yoga? 200 hours? That sounds like a lot. What will I learn? Will anatomy be involved? Do I have to learn Sanskrit? Is there book work? What if I'm a total newbie? Do I need to teach afterwards? What if I'm not ready? And I'm sure you've come up with many other questions as well. 200 hours? To be certified to teach, you must complete a 200 hour yoga teacher training. You can fi...
3 Benefits of Vinyasa Yoga

3 Benefits of Vinyasa Yoga

Vinyasa Yoga is a the most flowy type of yoga that connects breath with movement, and is commonly taught one breath = one movement. You hear Vinyasa Yoga referred to as Flow Yoga, or sometimes just simply 'flow.' If you have ever followed along with Adriene in any of her many YouTube videos, you will find that she mostly teaches Vinyasa. Click here for an example. Today I am going to go over 3 major benefits of a Vinyasa Yoga practice. Encourages Weight Loss Just taking 5 minutes to move through a few rounds of Sun Salutations will certainly get your heart pumping! Different from a traditional run, you can use a Vinyasa flow to target every part of your body, making it as strengthening and softening as you need during that moment. You are always focused on posture, where...
The Best Yoga For Anxiety

The Best Yoga For Anxiety

As we all know, everybody's body is different. We all have certain limits physically, and also emotionally. Some people can handle more depth than others, and that's perfectly fine! Your uniqueness is what makes you...you. :) Some people can touch their toes without any effort at all, while others feel really tight in their hamstrings or lower back. Some people need a slight bends in their knees, while others need a larger one. No worries! Some people never cry, and some can't help but to not. And you know what? You guessed it! Either way is perfectly fine. My biggest thing is intention and awareness. You find intention from within, and awareness then follows. Your breath is your guide. Yoga can help uncover some deep realizations both on and off the mat. That's right, you can imple...