Did you know that you don’t breath from both nostrils equally? Truth be told, nostril dominance switches every two to 2.5 hours without any interference from us. Sounds strange, but scientists have studied this phenomena, which the yogis discovered hundreds of years ago.
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Using the shoulders, upper chest, neck and back muscles to inhale creates a shallow and rapid chest breathing pattern. Instead, to breath deeply and fully, we need to use our main breathing muscle, the diaphragm, to engage in belly or diaphragmatic breathing.
What if I told you you could do a life-changing yoga practice that never requires you to get up off the floor?The practice of Yoga Nidra is a deeply restful, rejuvenating and healing practice that helps to reduce anxiety, improve cognition and support restful sleep.
Yoga Nidra, a form of guided meditation also known as “yogic or psychic sleep,” is a great boon to anyone who is recovering from surgery, feeling stressed or just needing a really good rest.
If the past few pandemic-ridden years have taught us nothing else, it’s how vital our respiratory health is. As we get older, it becomes even more so because we are more vulnerable to respiratory illnesses due to changes in the vital capacity of the lungs.
Understanding the interplay of the koshas provides insight into the purpose behind many familiar yoga practices and the ultimate goal of helping you find your sense of wellbeing.
As wonderful as the holidays are, the reality is they aren’t always jolly. By being intentional and practicing a these seven self-care strategies, you can stay steady and grounded throughout the holiday season.
Let’s face it: getting older requires resilience. Changes due to health, illness, surgery, finances, living arrangements and a host of other factors test our resilience skills. Here are six ways your yoga practice can increase resilience.
Think of the vagus nerve like a built in de-stressor. In a world where we experience situations that continually elicit anxiety and stress, it’s worth knowing these quick and easy yoga practices for toning the vagus nerve and easing stress.