Origin of the Asanas

Yoga is a complex practice that has touched the lives of a countless number of people. The definition of the term and its traditional meaning is to completely know yourself, or the union of becoming One. Though yoga is practiced by millions of people today, many yogis don’t know the origins of their favorite postures or even the practice itself.

Channel Clearing Breath – A Basic Introduction to Alternate Nostril Breathing

This breathing is a voluntary doorway to the involuntary body, a conscious doorway to the subconscious mind. ~A.G. Mohan Nadi Shodhana, commonly referred to as alternate nostril breathing, is a simple but highly effective practice that cultivates a feeling of centered calm in the mind and body. It is clinically shown to have a beneficial… Continue reading Channel Clearing Breath – A Basic Introduction to Alternate Nostril Breathing

Resolution #3: Breathe

Practice conscious, ocean breathing at least 5 minutes daily. When you realize you are stressed, use that as a reminder to return awareness to your breath. Learn and share the physical benefits to breathing. Learn and share the spiritual and emotional benefits to breathing.

Pranayama – 2 Simple Breathing Practices – Lesley Hobbs Yoga

Pranayama – 2 Simple Breathing Practices Something we do every minute of every day can actually change our lives. Most of us pay little or no attention to the breath and yet just 3-5 minutes a day is enough to notice a difference. Here is a simple technique to create balance, ease your mind and… Continue reading Pranayama – 2 Simple Breathing Practices – Lesley Hobbs Yoga

Evolution of the Emergency Room – Breathing Techniques for Pain Management

This past weekend I had to visit the emergency room at our local hospital. (Thank goodness, we’re all okay.) Upon leaving, I was given a 7-page printout of Discharge Instructions.  In addition to a summary of the prescriptions and their usage, the packet included a lengthy Pain Management section which included the breathing and visualization… Continue reading Evolution of the Emergency Room – Breathing Techniques for Pain Management