Pranayama

We Have Forgotten How To Do The Most Natural Thing In The World

Silken Laumann | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

Once we begin to understand how important breath is to our well being, how we stop breathing when we are stressed, how we breathe fast when we are excited or scared, how we exhale longer when we become relaxed -- once we begin to notice, we can use our breath to influence our mental and physical states.

Yoga Breathing Technique From The Top Of Machu Picchu

Sarah Bolen | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Living
Sarah Bolen

Without a conscious focus on breath, a yoga practice will become strained and challenging. In yoga, breathing techniques are referred to as pranayama. Breath is life, and yet an active focus on the breath throughout everyday life is often ignored.