In Chandra Bhedana, the cooling breath, you inhale through the left nostril. Notice how your mind slows, you feel mentally soothed, and your body cools.
In Surya Bhedana, we inhale through the right nostril, which increases body heat. This is why this breathing technique is called “sun breath.”
Whether you are a beginner or advanced yogi, you should be regularly practicing Five-pointed star pose (Utthita Tadasana) to build total body strength.
If you’re wanting to start building abdominal strength or stretching tight back muscles, the yoga Cat/Cow exercise is a great place to start.
Cow pose is a great way to open the upper back and stretch the spine. So far in my studies, I have come across two different ways to practice this pose.
Kumbhaka is taking a long pause either at the end of your inhale (Antara Kumbhaka) or at the end of your exhale (Bahya Kumbhaka).
Child’s Pose and Shell Stretch are more than just resting poses in yoga and Pilates. They also stretch your hips and spine. Here’s how to practice them.
If you’re looking for a yoga pose to stretch your hips or relieve low back pain, Crescent lunge pose is perfect. The benefits don’t just stop there, though.
Parivrtta eka pada rajakapotasana may look easy in the picture, but any time you rotate your spine, you want to make sure to move correctly to avoid injury.
I had never done the Toe stand yoga pose before, but all the pictures on Pinterest made it look so easy and peaceful. I decided to find out for myself.
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