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Bee humming breath

29 Dec , 2015
Created by Jessilyn McCash

Bee humming breath technique is quite simple and I personally use it to help alleviate my thyroid issues, but it also has many other benefits. For this exercise you lengthen your exhale which stimulates the parasympathetic nervous system, a branch of your autonomic nervous system, and this is what relieves anger and anxiety, as well as […]

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Alternate nostril breathing

24 Dec , 2015
Created by Jessilyn McCash

Alternate nostril breathing also known as Nadi (channel or flow) Sodhana (purification) or Anuloma (alternate), this is one of my personal favourite pranayama techniques. It can be a little tricky to get the hang of at first, but once you do it is magical 🙂 There are many wonderful benefits of alternate nostril breathing, such […]

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Sitali pranayama

22 Dec , 2015
Created by Jessilyn McCash

Sitali means “to cool” in Sanskrit and this breathing technique is used to cool the body down after our yoga practice. For this technique your mouth is open as you inhale through your mouth and exhale through your nose. It not only helps to cool the body, but allows the body and mind to relax, […]

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Kapalabhati pranayama

17 Dec , 2015
Created by Jessilyn McCash

Kapalabhati is also known as “shining/glowing face”, because the practitioner develops a wonderful glow on their face. It is similar to Bhastrika, except that it only forces the exhale and lets the inhale remain passive. Similar to Bhastrika, there are some restrictions. Again, those who are pregnant or have high blood pressure should refrain from this […]

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Bhastrika breath

15 Dec , 2015
Created by Jessilyn McCash

Bhastrika breath is also known as “bellows breath“, this is another technique that is not for beginners, if done improperly it can lead to light headedness, dizziness and even cause you to pass out. Please do not attempt if you are pregnant, have high blood pressure, epilepsy, seizure disorder or anxiety. Also, do not perform […]

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