The Importance of the Breath

Deep breathing helps decrease tension, increase energy, improve concentration, and promote physical and mental health. You may be familiar with the word prana, a Sanskrit word that translates as "life force energy," or what is known in Chinese as chi. Prana, which...

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Comfort and Safety on the Mat

Hatha yoga has been used for centuries to promote relaxation, strength, flexibility, and overall health and well-being. Asana is a Sanskrit word that means "posture comfortably held." Whether you are doing yoga at home or in a class, this should not be a...

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What Is Hatha Yoga?

Yoga is over 5000 years old. Literally translated, it means "yoke" or "unite," and represents the union of mind and body. Hatha is Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language that forms the basis of yogic literature, and means "union of the opposites" (ha literally...

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Complete Breath

  “A mind too active is no mind at all.” – Theodore Rothke COMPLETE BREATH The breath, it is said, is the pulse of the mind. When you are tense, your breathing becomes shallow or you may hold your breath, which increases tension; conversely, deep breathing decreases...

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