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Sitkari Pranayama

Posted by admin on 07 Feb 07 - 0 Comments

Sitkari is a form of pranayama which is practiced by breathing air through the front teeth, with the teeth either tightly closed or slightly opened and using the tongue tip to regulate the air pressure and sound. Lips should close at the end of the inhalation in preparation to hold a full pause with chin […]

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Kapalabhati is translated as “Skull Shining” and it effects are to clear the mind. If you ever get to try Phyllis’ classes in Yoga Zone, you will realize that Kapalabhati is one of her favorite ways to start her classes. The forced exhalation rids the lower lungs of stale air and clears space for fresh […]

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Ujjayi or Victorious Breathing

Posted by admin on 30 Sep 06 - 1 Comment

UJJAYI = “What clears the throat and masters the chest area” According to Patanjali, your breadth should be both dirga (long) and suksma (smooth). Ujjayi breathing is done by gently constricting the opening of the throat to create some resistance to the passage of air. Gently PULLING THE BREADTH IN (during inhalation) and gently PUSHING […]

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