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Pranayama: Just Breathe

Just Breathe. We do it all day without thinking about it. Our autonomic nervous system takes care of our breathing without us having to think about it like a car on autopilot. Pranayama is simply taking control of our breath like we do when driving and override the car’s autopilot by taking control to tap […]

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paschimottanasana

seated forward fold/bend lengthens spine * calming MUSCLES: gastrocnemius * hamstrings * gluteus maximus * erector spinae MODIFICATIONS: Be mindful of body alignment: bend your knees, extend through the spine & lift your chest Can’t reach feet? Use a yoga strap PROCEED WITH CAUTION: If you have problems with any intervertebral discs, be careful of all straight-leg seated forward […]

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Left Nostril Breathing

Left Nostril Breathing (chandra bheda) is a yoga breathing practice (pranayama) in yoga thought to activate the parasympathetic nervous system to calm the mind & produce a relaxation response.

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Bee Breath

Bee Breath (brahmari) is a breathing exercise (pranayama) that calms & balances the mind. Bee breath uses sound and mudras to help withdraw the senses (pratyahara) to interrupt the negative or racing thoughts that often accompanies anxiety, depression & PTSD and keep you rooted in the present moment.