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 […]
Breath of Joy is an energizing yoga breathing exercise (pranayama) and kriya (cleansing practice) that calms and focuses the mind. Breath of Joy helps: manage symptoms of depression; counter shallow upper-chest breathing; energize the body and release tension .
Breath of Fire (kapalabhati) is an energizing yoga breathing exercise & kriya (purifying action) which cleanses not only the nasal passages but the entire respiratory system by dispelling excess carbon dioxide to allow the body receive more oxygen. Kapalabhati wakes up dormant prana (lifeforce) if you are feeling depressed.
Bellows Breath is an energizing breathing exercise (pranayama) thought to increase mental activity producing an alert & calm state; increase the flow of blood & prana (life force) throughout the body; increase digestive power; boost metabolism; improve reaction time; reduce basal heart rate and release oxytocin.
Right nostril vitality breath (surya bhedana) is a breathing practice (pranayama) in yoga that produces an energizing affect. Practice whenever you need a boost in mood.