Pranayama: Yogic Breathing Exercises & Meditations
“Breath is the King of the Mind” ~ B.K.S. Iyengar
Utilize a few rounds of these breathing techniques anytime, anywhere to stay balanced, centered and focused throughout your day. Learn how to relax or energize yourself, the choice is yours.
Add balance and nourishment by consciously clearing blocked Nadis (energy channels) within the body, thus releasing accumulated stress and ensuring smooth flow of Prana (life energy force).
When Prana flows freely and unrestrictedly throughout the body, there is physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing. You become more resilient to stress, your energy levels rise, as does your inspiration, creativity, and intuition.
Meditation in Kundalini Yoga contains specific and practical tools that carefully and precisely support the mind and guide the body.
Through the use of Pranayama (breath work), Mantra, Mudra, and focus, learn to use Meditation with effectiveness and practicality for life mastery.
“Prana is an auto−energizing force. The in breath fans and fuses the two opposing elements of nature − fire and water − so that a new, bioelectrical energy, called prana, is produced. Prana neutralizes the fluctuations of the mind and acts as a springboard towards emancipation. Pranayama stores prana in the seven energy chambers, or chakras, of the spine, so it can be discharged as and when necessary to deal with the upheavals of life.” – B.K.S. Iyengar
Left Nostril Breathing
Left Nostril Breathing clears the left channel (Ida Nadi) associated with the parasympathetic nervous system, producing a calm and relaxed state. Practice to restore a peaceful, balanced mind especially in times of nervous stress or to prepare for a restorative sleep.
Right Nostril Breathing
Right Nostril Breathing clears the right channel (Pingala Nadi) as associated with the sympathetic nervous system, producing an active, energized state. Practice when you need an alert, focused mind.
Alternate Nostril Breathing
Alternate Nostril Breathing (Nadi Shodhana) restores equilibrium between the two Nadis and harmonizes the left and right hemispheres of the brain.
Immune Booster Breath
Breath of Fire
Bless Yourself Meditation
Moving Meditation to Release Anger
Breath through O Shaped Mouth: Moving Meditation to Release Anger
Param Karam Dharam Kriya
Moving Meditation: Param Karam Dharam Kriya
“The art of meditation is very simple: to clean your mind. The wheel of life has two sides to it, body and mind. And soul is the axle on which it goes on and on. We meditate because we want a clear mind. A clear mind can give you intuition and intuition can let you know the cause and effects. For the effects you don’t want to face, you drop the cause. You can’t drop the effect.”
– Yogi Bhajan