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Category: Breath Exercises

How To Breathe Better With Pranayama Techniques

Our breath is one of the simplest, most natural components of our lives. In every moment, we constantly cycle air through our bodies and minds, taking in the energy of our surroundings, and impressing our environment with a small part of ourselves. Unfortunately, many of us rarely stop to notice our breath. It is something…
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How To Do Square Breathing (The 4×4 Box Method)

Square breathing, also known as box breathing or the 4×4 technique, is a powerful breath exercise that can help you to quickly change your body’s energy, reduce stress, and calm your mind. It is a really great way to step back and reset your energy whenever you feel stressed or triggered, but don’t necessarily have…
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COPD Pranayama Breathing Exercises and Precautions

Those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) may find that practices breathing exercises can help ease symptoms and prevent symptoms from worsening. Commonly COPD shows a decline in lung functionality over time. This is where breathing exercises come in to help strengthen many of the aspects within breathing itself. Pranayama and COPD Pranayama is an…
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5 Calming Pranayama Techniques

We are constantly breathing it is necessary for us to live, but how often are we consciously breathing. Through tuning into the breath yogis found profound effect within the mental, physical, and emotional bodies. We are able to create energizing or calming techniques through different techniques. Learn the difference between cooling and warming pranayama here.…
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Simha Kriya Meditation: Instructions and Benefits of the Pranayama Technique

Below a master yogi, Sadhguru, instructs through video how to perform the practice as well as demonstrations. Watch the full video before attempting to practice this technique. This is a powerful pranayma practice that anyone can do. What Is Pranayama? Pranayama is a yogic technique used to directly influence the body, mind, and spirit. Prana…
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How To Do Pranayama At Work: 4 Techniques For The Work Place

We have all had moments where we have felt triggered, mentally exhausted, overwhelmed, or had difficulty focusing in a workspace. We may have also found there may not always be an accommodating space to gather and recenter yourself. This is where pranayama can be implemented as the accessible healing tool it is. What Is Pranayama…
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What’s The Difference Between Warming and Cooling Pranayama

Pranayama is a yoga practice used to directly clear and center the mind and emotions through mental focus and the breath. Prana translated from Sanskrit means life force and can be understood as the “chi” or energy that circulates through all life. Ayama means to extend or to control. What is Pranayama? Pranayama is a…
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Pranayama: Activate Your Lion’s Breath

Lion’s breath is a pranayama technique. Keep reading below to find out what pranayama is and the purpose of it, the benefits of lion’s breath, and how to use it. The Purpose of Pranayama Pranayama is a yogic term that means control of the breath. It is a crucial part of a yoga practice. Translated…
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5 Breath Control Exercises for Stress Relief

In this post, I’ll outline 5 exercises you can use to reduce stress and anxiety. Each of these exercises can be done anywhere, and for any length of time, making them great techniques to incorporate into a meditation practice, or to step back for a moment of peace during a busy day. The techniques are:…
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How To Use Uneven Breath Counts In Your Meditation

Do you struggle to stay focused during meditation? Whether you find your mind wanders off every few seconds, or you relax a little too easily and nod off to sleep, you might want to try incorporating uneven breath counts into your practice. In this post, I’ll quickly outline the benefits of uneven breathing, and then…
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