Tag - pranayama

The Benefits of Ashtanga Yoga

Since yoga and the Vedas out of which it grew are life affirmative, the Vedic Seer Vamana presented Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, a practice for householders-people with family and a job or business-in which the eight limbs were practiced simultaneously...

Great Smile

Researchers have found a possible link between tooth whiteners and oral cancer.

The ingredients used in tooth whiteners caused inflammation and mucosal trauma at high concentrations. Although not thought to be carcinogens, inflammation can have an un

Yoga Close to Home: Breathing the Gift of Life

These days we hear all about yoga...power yoga, hot yoga, urban yoga, sports yoga, yoga for golfers, tennis players, swimmers, runners, walkers, sleepers, children, seniors, naked yoga; and the list goes endlessly on and on. If you are a senior and...

The 8 Limbs of Yoga

The eight limbs of yoga are traditionally
presented as a hierarchical progression, but this linear progression toward an idealized goal tends only to reinforce the dualistic idea that yoga is something to "get."

Abdominal Lift

The technique described in the Dr. Roger Jahnke column "The Abdominal Lift" is a traditional yoga practice called Uddhiyana bandha. Stand with feet at about shoulder width, bend the knees slightly, bend forward, exhale completely, brace the hands...

Rapid Abdominal Breathing

A classic breath practice that is common to both the Yoga tradition of India and the Qigong tradition of China is "Rapid Abdominal Breathing," called bastrika in yoga. The central activity of this breath technique, called bastrika in India, is the...

Full Chest and Abdominal Breathing

This method is simply a deepening of the breath. When the diaphragm drops down, the abdomen is expanded allowing the air to rush into the vacuum created in the lungs. Then the chest cavity is expanded, allowing the lungs to fill completely. When...

Breathing Practices

The presence of special breathing practices in the ancient cultures has always been a mystery to people in the Western world. In "Breathing Practices" Dr. Roger Jahnke explains the numerous beneficial physiological mechanisms that are triggered when...

Every Seventh Breath Full and Relaxed

The presence of special breathing practices in the ancient cultures has always been a mystery to people in the Western world. In "Every Seventh Breath Full and Relaxed" Dr. Roger Jahnke describes a technique that brings the consciousness of the...

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