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Breathe in, Breathe Out

Exhale. Then hold after exhale. Exhale. Then hold after exhale. This is one solution that helps bring us back into balance when we are feeling off center.   pracchardana-vidharanabhyam va pranasya – Yoga Sutra I.34 In order to come back into balance, one can take a long exhalation and hold after the breath.   Exhalation has quite a phenomenal effect on our physiology. Science has informed us that by consciously lengthening the rate at which we expel air, relative to…

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In the Air We Breathe

The Practice of Conscious Breathing What is the importance of prana and what the hell is this so called prana anyway? I pose this laughingly, but it is not an uncommon question to ponder at some point — after all, it is talked about in almost every yoga class we take but rarely explained.   Pranayama is most widely known as a technique of conscious breathing that allows one to manipulate his or her prana. Prana is an energetic force…

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