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Posted on February 5th, 2013 by in Ayurveda

Stoke Your Fire with Pranayama

Pranayama (breathing) practices are a great way to cultivate inner heat during the winter. Here are three warming pranayama practices sure to get your inner space heater thrumming. Anuloma viloma is a variation of Nadi Shodhana (Alternate-Nostril Breath), with a short breath retention. Breath retention stokes the tejas, an Ayurvedic term meaning “inner radiance,“ by charging […]

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The Science of Breath

In his book Light on Pranayama, B. K. S. Iyengar writes: “Prana is the breath of life of all beings in the universe.” It’s no surprise, then, that pranayama, or the regulation of breath, is an essential part of yoga practice. In fact, it’s unusual to enter into a yoga class that doesn’t have at […]

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