Pranayama Series – Sheetali Pranayama ‘The Cooling Breath’

Sheetali Pranayama Sheetali Pranayama or the cooling breath is usually done after practicing other asanas and pranayamas. Sheetali Pranayama cools the body. Actually Sheetali in sanskrit means ‘cooling’. Sheetali pranayama is mentioned in the yoga texts Hatha Yoga Pradeepika and Gheranda Samhita. Sheetali involves folding of the tongue to form a tube like shape. Some…

6 Reasons It’s Time for a Yoga Teacher Training!

I think of yoga teachers as a secret society of warriors. Warrior 1 is your local yoga teacher whose class you cannot miss. Warrior 2 is the yoga teacher who travels the world hosting convention sized classes and spreads the love to millions of yogis through her instagram. Warrior 3 might be the person in…

Pranayama Series -Bhramari for stress and anxiety

BHRAMARI PRANAYAMA Bhramari Pranayama or the humming Bee Breath produces a sound similar to the humming of a bee. Bhramari comes from the Sanskrit word ‘Bramar’ which means a kind of black Indian bee. Bhramari pranayama has a soothing effect on the brain and calms the mind.In Bhramari pranayama the humming sound is produced during…

‘Am I breathing?’ – The Pranayama Series

‘Am I breathing?’ The Pranayama Series From the moment we are born we gasp for air naturally as we enter this world. But have you ever asked yourself how do you breathe? Am I breathing correctly? Am I breathing too fast? Am I breathing deep enough? Where does my breathe go? Does it go to…

The Quest to maintain the 5 Yogic Personality Developments

‘The Quest to maintain the 5 Yogic Personality Developments’ The search begins – this rewarding quest starts with just one step in the right direction which will unfold a new life of balance and happiness that everyone can find in Yoga. In our last blog ‘The 5 Levels of Yogic Personality Development’ we detailed the…