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Tag: control of breath

Anuloma Viloma ~ Alternate Nostril Breathing

Anuloma viloma is a pranayama exercise where you are inhaling and exhaling on one side of the nose and then switching to the other side. This breath work is very relaxing to the mind, brings balance to the two hemispheres of the brain and…

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Bandhas ~ Locks within the body

In Sanskrit bandha means to lock, to hold, or to tighten. There are three main bandhas in the body that are used in yoga classes all the time. There is also a fourth that ties them all together. Ancient yoga philosophers believed that when you mastered the…