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Breathwork: Take a deep breath

In the yoga tradition, the individual soul is called “Atman.” From the Sanskrit root “at,” meaning “to breathe,” a soul is defined as “That Which Breathes.” Our life begins with a breath. We know that a baby has been…

The Language of Yoga
The Language of Yoga

The Language of Yoga: Prana

Yogis believe that 'energy' - also known as prana - is the universal life force that makes all our bodies systems work, our mental and emotional systems produce activity, and fully sustains our actual 'aliveness.'…

what is pranayama
The Language of Yoga

Eight Limbs of Yoga: Pranayama

The goal of the fourth limb of yoga, pranayama, is to gain control of the breath. Learning how to change your breath actually allows you to halt (and redirect) that stress reaction, which is "turned on" all too often…