Sheetali (Rolled Tongue Breathing)

This simple breathing practice has been clinically proven to lower blood pressure. It also calms the mind and nervous system. It is renowned for cooling the body and …

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Ujjayi Breathing

Having trouble sleeping? Try some ujjayi breathing from the comfort of your bed. This soft throat breath calms the nervous system not only at night but when ever …

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Subtleties in Yoga Breathing

This week I made the discovery that simply blocking the ears during a particular breathing pose had an almost opposite result to the same breathing pose done without …

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Brahmari Breathing

Studies have found that Brahmari breathing increases the release of nitric oxide in the sinuses, helping to reduce painful inflammation of the sinuses. Other studies have concluded that …

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How to Balance Your Spring Energy with Breath

Spring is here, awakening within it sparkling new beginnings.  A time to grow, to renew and to discover. A time also that needs balance, steadiness and nurturing, because …

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De-stress with Yoga Breathing

Recently a friend confided that he found so many things in life irritating, and his list was extensive. Dripping taps, doors creaking, loud noises, and the list went …

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Breathing Exercises

Kapalbhati Breathing

As the weather cools down for the winter months we can use this breath to help warm us up. It also keeps us alert and lifts our energy. …

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Sitali – Rolled Tongue Breathing

This breathing practice cools the body and calms the mind. It also induces our muscles to relax and is said to help reduce blood pressure and acid stomach.  …

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The Act of Breathing

  The respiratory system is a collection of passageways thats function is to filter and carry air into the lungs via the unconscious and instinctive act of breathing. It …

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Kapalbhati

  Kapalbhati A pranayama technique to clear and awaken your brain Benefits: -Clears the sinuses -Wards off symptoms of ageing -Cleanses and awakens ajna (3rd eye chakra) -Creates a sense …

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The Benefits of a Deeper Breath

  We all know we need to breathe. We all know what happens if we don’t. The respiratory system consists of our airways (the nose, mouth, voice box, …

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