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Tag: Breathing
January 20, 2016
Alternate Nostril Breathing

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 […]

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August 12, 2015
17 Lessons, "Yoga for Seniors" and more video

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 […]

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February 7, 2013
Viloma Pranayama Breathing Practice

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.

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September 13, 2012
Ujjayi Pranayama

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.

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July 5, 2012
Cool Breath (Sheetali Pranayama)

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.

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May 24, 2012
Two-to-One Breathing

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

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April 20, 2012
Kapalabhati Pranayama

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.

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January 21, 2012
The Breath

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 […]

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