Breathing

Alternate Nostril Breathing

Yoga Chuck January 20, 2016 0 comments 0

Alternate Nostril Breathing or Left Right Breathing is a great breathing practice to balance the brain and more. As I’ve mentioned before, breathing is more important than anything else we do. There is the “Survival Rule of 3” in extreme situations you “cannot live more than 3 minutes without breathing, 3 hours without shelter, 3 days without water and 3…

17 Lessons, “Yoga for Seniors” and more video

Yoga Chuck August 12, 2015 0 comments 0

This is a screen shot of my video “Yoga for Seniors” on the website Curious.com. Just released! You won’t be able to click on any part of the picture/screen shot below to link you to the Curious.com website. You’ll need to click on the colored underlined text “Yoga for Seniors” and it will link directly to the page you see…

Viloma Pranayama Breathing Practice

Yoga Chuck February 7, 2013 0 comments 0

Viloma Pranayama is a breathing practice. Viloma: Vi (against) and Loma (hair);  meaning against the flow. Pranayama: Prana (life force) and Yama (control); meaning to control the breath. In Viloma Pranayama the inhalations and exhalations are interrupted with controlled pauses.

Ujjayi Pranayama

Yoga Chuck September 13, 2012 0 comments 0

Ujjayi Pranayama, victorious breath, breath with sound. Is a slow diaphragmatic breathing practice, which first fills the lower belly (where most of the capillaries are to feed the body with oxygen), then rises to the lower rib cage , and finally moves into the upper chest and throat, similar to the Three Part Breath practice.

Cool Breath (Sheetali Pranayama)

Yoga Chuck July 5, 2012 0 comments 0

Sheetali Pranayama (Cool Breath). It’s July and the majority of the US is having dangerous heat conditions in the mid 90s and higher. Cool Breathing is one small way to help cool the body.

Two-to-One Breathing

Yoga Chuck May 24, 2012 0 comments 0

Before we get started with the 2:1 breathing check out this link by NBC, Sleep Apnea linked to Cancer, 68% increased risk of developing cancer of any kind. After watching on the NBC evening news I wonder if we breathe properly could we could avoid coming down with many illnesses

Kapalabhati Pranayama

Yoga Chuck April 20, 2012 0 comments 0

Kapalabhati (kah-pah-lah-bah-tee); is a highly energizing and powerful abdominal breathing exercise that cleanses the respiratory system, effecting all parts of the respiratory system. Also good for the digestive system, abdominal muscles, expelling and purging the system of tension and negativity, cleansing the mind.

The Breath

Yoga Chuck January 21, 2012 0 comments 0

Ok, so I know you can breathe, otherwise you wouldn’t be reading this blog. Breathing happens naturally and adapts to whatever situation your in. Whether we get scared in a job interview or we are at the edge of the seat, nail biter, at the end of a game. For instance last weekend my nephew Nick made it to the…

Over-breathing

Yoga Chuck January 16, 2012 0 comments 0

When you over-breath the tendency is to hyperventilate. Hyperventilation: “Excessive rate and depth of respiration leading to abnormal loss of carbon dioxide from blood”, Merriam-Webster. A normal breath is 12 bpm for men and 14 bpm for women. If you are asthmatic your breath might be two times the normal rate.