yogic breathing

Puffing your chest enhances ‘Breath Retention’ during Pranayam

The popular Hindi idiom “garv se chati phul jana’ has both literal as well as figurative connotations. Figuratively, it signifies a ‘victory over the strains and tribulations of life’. Literally, it means expanding or bulging your chest up to the maximum during inhalation. The term Pranayma consists of prana + ayama i.e. ‘lengthening of your …

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Why Thoracic / Chest Breathing is a must to avoid back pain……

The abdomen needs to remain soft to assist ‘abdominal breathing’. This necessitates ‘locked position’ at the thorax region, which, in turn, restricts the movement of the thoracic area and thereby leads to back slouching with the repeated practice of abdominal breathing. Not only that, this one-dimensional breathing technique fails to engage intercostal muscles which are …

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 ‘Slouched-Sitting’ exposes you to constant & accelerated ‘STRESS’

The aforementioned statement is one of the main causes of ‘Stress’ in your life. A few simple breathing techniques can give you the ability to conquer and vanquish breath related stress disorders. A small test to check this concept Assume your usual slouched position and try to breath deep and slow with awareness. You will …

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Transforming your lifespan of a SHREW to the lifespan of a TORTOISE

The faster we breathe, the faster we die. Scientists have observed and pondered over a particularly queer aspect of certain mammals – the slower they breath, the longer they tend to live. A shrew and a tortoise are the most common being who exemplify this fact – that breathing is directly related to longevity. The …

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When was the last that you took a normal tap water shower?

We work against our Respiratory System Take a few seconds to recollect when was the last that you turned your shower knob in the opposite direction for a cold-water bath? I am sure, most of you would have hard time figuring that out. Millennials and the older generation are, perhaps, the only ones who would …

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Breathe Right to Live Right … with YOGIC Breathing

Flawed breathing and stress are the principal reasons for most of the psychosomatic problems today. This is probably why many people come to me stating that their Doctor has suggested ‘Pranayama’ to deal with their psychological as well as medical issues (mostly triggered by lifestyle).   Pranayama helps optimally manage the Central Nervous System and also …

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Did primitive man ever wonder – ‘How to Breathe Right?’

    Life is the period between one breath and the next; a person who only half breathes, only half lives. He, who breathes correctly, acquires control of the whole being. – Hatha Yoga Pradipika   The first question I ask during the commencement of my any corporate session, “What is the movement of your abdomen …

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Harmonizing the two extremes with Yoga… Bipolar Disorder

“Do not we all suffer from Bipolar Disorder?” – asked my friend while conversing about this subject. I could have casually said “Oh Yes”, had I not diligently worked hard to understand this condition because of my presentation with Bipolar India, Bipolar Peer Support Group on March 30, to mark the Bipolar Disorder Day. Not …

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