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Tag: pranayama

With Summer comes Pitta Season

It’s the first day of summer, which moves us into the season of pitta in ayurveda. For a little more on doshas, ayurveda and seasons, rad my previous post on Spring.  Ayurveda is a traditional Hindu medicine that is referred to as the science…

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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…

Kapalabhati ~ Skull Shining Breath

Kapala means skull and bhati means light. So in the breath work known as Kapalabhati or skull-shining breath we are lightening the skull so to speak – cleansing it. This type of breath is used not only for cleansing, but also to give greater…