With its origins as one of the cleansing practices from the Hatha yoga tradition (shat kriyas), Kapalabhati (or Kapalbhati) is a powerful and fiery breathing technique, and can have profound benefits for the respiratory, digestive, and nervous, systems. Meaning 'skull shining' in Sanskrit, it is said to be one of the most effective practices for… Continue reading Kapalabhati: Make the ‘breath of fire’ your friend
Take a deep breath. Inhale steadily through the nose and expand the chest in all directions. Exhale fully through the nose until the chest feels empty. There! Simple, right? Well, unfortunately this apparently simple action can be far from easy when we are stressed, anxious, and finding ourselves in 'fight, flight or freeze' mode. If… Continue reading Build the Breath, Reclaim your Calm
Take a deep breath. A guide to Belly Breathing.