The Ujayii Breath

What is the ujjayi breath? The ujjayi breath (ooh-JAH-yee) is translated as the victorious breath. It allows us to breathe in a controlled manner. It is a deep sonorous sound that increases the movement of the diaphragm and lengthens the spine. The soft consistent sound aids the consistent flow of the breath and helps to […]

Pranayama

Since I completed my yoga teacher training in May 2012 in Peru I have done a daily pranayama practice. Pranayama is the ancient art of breathing techniques. Pranayama is a Sanskrit word meaning “extension of the prāṇ or breath” or, “extension of the life force”. The word is composed of two Sanskrit words, Prana, life […]

Yoga and Sports Performance

  With the London Olympics currently in full swing, it seems a good time to discuss the many benefits of yoga available for athletes. The Olympics stage such a wonderful array of sports and it was fantastic to see so many different athletes all celebrating together at the Opening Ceremony: from boxers to badminton players, […]

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