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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...

Alternate Nostril Breathing.

The technique described in the Dr. Roger Jahnke column "Alternate Nostril Breathing”" has been employed by practitioners of Yoga in India for thousands of years who were aware of the significance of balancing the breath in both nostrils and employed...

What is Yoga?

All people wish to be happy. This seemingly simple desire appears to elude the best-intentioned efforts of even the most intelligent among us. Yet almost everyone has had glimpses of deep peacefulness when they have felt connected both to...

What are Yoga Asanas and Why Practice Them?

Given the central importance of the yamas and niyamas, one might wonder why it would be necessary to practice the other limbs of yoga. Would it not be enough to be compassionate, truthful, and content? Why would it be important to take the time to...

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