This meditation is designed to focus the mind and heart on the people in our lives, whilst bringing us inner joy, gratitude, and relaxation benefits. Tap into the energy at the heart center, feel the love begin to flow out of your chest. If you find this difficult, try and imagine the feeling you get… Continue reading Heart to heart: a loving energy meditation
This beautiful and cleansing form of Pranayama does exactly what it promises from its Sanskrit origins, with ‘nadi’ meaning ‘channel’, and ‘shodhana’ meaning ‘purification’. It can reduce stress and anxiety, and help to engage and balance both hemispheres of the brain. As discussed in Sama Vritti, the practice of 'Pranayama' is to expand/prolong ('ayama') the… Continue reading Nadi Shodhana: Alternate nostril breathing for an altered state of mind
According to its Sanskrit origins, where the life force is breath, the practice of 'Pranayama' is to expand/prolong ('ayama') the life-force ('prana'). Yoga and pranayama have been shown to reduce stress and anxiety by 'down-regulating the HPA (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal) axis that triggers as a response to a physical or psychological demand' (1). It can have both… Continue reading Sama Vritti: Balance the Breath and Balance Yourself
Take a deep breath. A guide to Belly Breathing.