Nadi Sodhana Pranayama Instructions and Benefits

NADI SODHANA PRANAYAMA – INSTRUCTIONS & BENEFITS Switching or alternate or contra-lateral are the different synonyms represents the concept of duality. Physical movement on both sides demands the neural signaling from the cerebellum and basal ganglia through the frontal cortex. Many neurological diseases like Parkinson’s disease, cerebellar ataxia, etc.,...

Spiritual benefits of KUMBAKA- The Breath Retention

Breath is a combination of inhalation and exhalation phases. The capacity of holding it during or after these phases is called as Kumbaka in Sanskrit. Controlling of breath differentiates the autonomic function of respiration. Awareness on filling up of lungs, stretching of airways and reaction of the receptor will...

Yoga Philosophy of Life – Mind, Body, Medicine

Yoga Philosophy is the mind-body-medicine from ancient times for life. Yoga as a balanced life and or at-least free from disease. This match with a mind-body connection that we often hear from modern times. Here is the connection between ancient and modern systems. Bhagawadgita: “Sthitaprajna” is the role model...

Fast Pranayama | Therapeutic Benefits and Preventive measures in Therapy

This is relevant to the natural breathing technique where awareness is on an abdominal level that is basal part of lung expansion. Fast practices like Kapal Bhati, Bhastrika. Other deep practices like high pitch Bhramari and Surya bedha Pranayama increases the adrenaline from Adrenal gland and increases the fight...

Marichyasana – A : Yoga Teaching Methodology

MEANING: Saint Marichya Pose (Spinal twist in Sitting) TYPE OF PRACTICE: Endurance practice that is Asana REFERENCE: Yoga texts like Yoga Mala by Pattabhi Joice also called Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga developed for intense natural detoxification of the body, breath, mind and allows the natural tranquility. PURPOSE: It was described...

TEACHING TECHNIQUES AND PHYSIOLOGICAL ASPECTS of LOTUS

“Padma” means Lotus in English. It represents the divine and pure mind. If the person is practicing this regularly, the transformation happens in the self and can be transferred to the next generation from prenatal women. Here are the preparatory practices which lead to LOTUS POSE. Which leads to...

Kapalabhati- a Pranayama, Kriya and Spiritual Practice

The books on Yoga techniques defined “Kapalbhati” as “Pranayama” (manipulation of breath) and a “Kriya” as “Shatkriya” (cleansing technique). As per “Patanjali Yoga sutras”, it comes under the techniques leads to spontaneous stoppage of breath. Among these view,s Patanjali brought the concept as clear as later texts. Modern medicine...