Entries tagged with “Breath”
By re-training the muscles of your body and recovering the levels of oxygen your body requires, you’ll notice profound physiological and psychological changes.
Techniques for becoming more aware of your breathing patterns.
"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." - Theodore RooseveltI just completed leading a yoga retreat in Hawaii, and as we concluded, students asked how to keep t…
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Many forms of prayer take the same amount of time to complete. The amount of time, it turns out, has powerful physiological benefits.
In his new book Breath, veteran journalist James Nestor explains the fundamental importance of how we breathe and why “the conclusion was always the same. When it comes to breathing, less almost always equals more.”
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A guided meditation to ease tension in your abdomen.
A guided meditation to sharpen the mind.
A yoga teacher trainee experiences Max Strom’s breath work
We know intuitively that our state of mind will affect our breath: it comes quick and jagged when we are agitated, and smooth and slow when we are relaxed. The yogis figured …
There is a sacredness that is found in the first moments of the morning. While it may feel overwhelming to change your entire morning routine in one day, consider slowly adding components to it that will set the tone for your day.
“In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki, Zen monkMany years ago, as a yoga student, I envisioned how wonderful i…
Start or end your day with this breath practice.
A guided meditation to release tension.
Here are a few ways to minimize your exposure to indoor air pollution and breath free.
Through my stillness in asana class and in meditation, I learned that breathing slowly unleashed my inner poetry.
Before anything else can be said about you, you have received a gift.
Inhaling makes your memory sharper, as does using your nose instead of your mouth.
Calm down using the breath and slow down your exhale.
A guided meditation to calm yourself.
January: The Breath Challenge After exploring the stories and resources on this page, consider the ways you can deepen your connection to your breath: create a playlist of guided …
In 1949, a stocky Italian air force lieutenant named Raimondo Bucher decided to try a potentially deadly stunt in a lake on the island of Capri. Bucher would sail out to the center…
Try this introduction to yogic breath control (pranayama) in a 15-minute meditation that will leave you feeling calm and refreshed.
Try this audio meditation for slowing down the mind.
Meditative archery can help you connect mind, body, and spirit.
It’s been a hot summer. I showed up to my yoga studio the other day, and noticed that the air purifying machine was blinking and beeping, which made me think of my kitchen lights, …
This simple way to use conscious, rhythmic breathing can help you savor life and live more fully.
As our air becomes more polluted, healthy breathing habits are becoming even harder to establish.
This guided meditation explores the bottom of the breath.
A dear friend of mine recently succumbed to emphysema. Before he became ill, he’d been a scholar and a poet and a social activist. He’d had a passion for beauty in all its myriad f…
My junior year of college I was driving back from a ski trip during a Vermont snowstorm when I shifted gears and lost control. We swerved across several highway lanes into a ditch,…
The purpose of alternate-nostril breathing is to balance the left and right sides of the brain, and help you to relax and get centered.
Every time your mind wanders, use your breath to bring your focus back.
Breathing is, indeed, good for you. It’s been shown that breathing into the belly helps encourage a relaxed state in your body, nourishes your organs, calms the nervous system, and…
If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you’ve heard some reference to the breath at some point. We know it’s incredibly central to the yoga practice; the awareness of the breath is per…