Posts tagged with “pranayama”

Calming The Winds of Change with Yoga

Tiffany Wood practices a Wide Legged Forward Fold

Bring a sense of balance and peace as you move into fall and winter by taking care of yourself. Try regulating your routine, slowing down your asana practice, pranayama and meditation.

Holy Days or Holidaze?

Tiffany Wood with hands at heart center

Holy Days or Holidaze? This is the opportune question for all of us this time of year.  It seems that we all intend in our own unique way to connect with what the Holidays mean for us as individuals, families, and culturally.  And then... we seem to get pulled into the fray and our already busy lives become an even greater whirlwind of have to's, overwhelm, over spending and overeating that all leads to just hoping to make it to the finish line intact.

Jalandhara Bandha

This “throat lock” creates an expansion of the chest, a softening, and an opening of the throat along with an upward release and slight extension at the back of the neck. In Anusara® terms, it is the balance between shoulder and skull loop.

Mula Bandha (Root Lock)

This “root lock” is to support and direct the energy of the upward flowing energy called Prana so that it does not collapse into the downward flow of energy called Apana.

Tip of the Month: Create Balance

Hand Mudra

Nadi Shodhana/ Alternate Nostril Breath helps refresh and calm you. Nadi Shodhana before bed will calm you and help you fall asleep quicker. Practice it in the morning to refresh you. Do it anytime during the day to combat stress.

Tip of the Month: Reaction vs. Response

Hummingbird flying in front of mountains

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ~ Victor Frankl

Tip of the Month: Remember to Breathe!

Hands on stomach

Feeling stressed, panicked, anxious, annoyed, stuck in your head--out of balance?? Have you been sitting at your desk so long time that your shoulders are up around your ears?? Bring your breath to the rescue!

Ujjayi - Learn How to Fully Embrace It's Power

Done correctly, the lungs will fully expand and your inner body will puff up like a smile. It will soothe your entire system by toning the nerves. This breath is ideal for anyone wanting to strengthen their cardiovascular system!