Introduction Mouth breathing is an all too common habit, and one that can be broken through yogic breathing techniques called pranayama. In today’s post, I am going to talk about how mouth breathing can become habitual, the problems brought on my this bad habit and some ideas on how to correct mouth breathing. The mouth-breathing […]
How We Breathe: Mouthbreathing
Series: How we breathe – Introduction
Yoga can teach us many things, but perhaps the most important one is how to breathe. Since I know a lot about breathing, I have decided to begin writing a little series entitled “How we breathe”. I know that, with great frequency, bloggers start of with big plans to write a series, but things tail […]
Yoga practice – "Towards Inversion"
I am feeling generous tonight, and shall give away a lovely yoga practice that I designed last year and have taught a number of times to my dear students. Notice that “B” or “R” means breath or respiración. When it says “6x”, it means do the vinyasa six times. When it says “6B”, it means […]
One-hour Yin or Viniyoga mix
Here is a sweetly chilled mix for your quiet yoga practice. Breathe deeply, feel your lungs, body and aura expand. Be still and humble before the teachings. Practice, and all is coming. https://www.mixcloud.com/christian-ralston/us-1hr-yin-yoga-mix/
LUX (Nicolas Jaar Remix)
Here is a delightful, trippy, chilled-out track, just right for your yoga practice. Breathe deeply, be still on the inside but move on the outside. Practice and all is coming. The guru is within you. Your path is just as personal and unique as you are.
Something Everything – Instrumental (Chris Coco and Hush Forever)
Super chilled ambient track, just released and available over on Bandcamp. Perfect for yoga or for just taking it easy.
Mixcloud: 3 hours of relaxing music
This is a lovely, relaxing piece of music. Be at peace, move gently upon your mat, feel yourself alive, mobile, free, blessed. You are love and you are loved. https://www.mixcloud.com/OROCHIIO/3-hours-of-relaxing-music-465-likes-reikimassagemeditationyogasleepspa-music/
Yoga makes me feel…old. What's up with that?
The lady who asked the question I blogged about last week, “Yoga is meant to calm me, so why do I feel so nervous?” asked another great question yesterday. Gosh, I love students who give honest reflections and ask questions! Thanks, honey bunch. After class I noticed that her face wasn’t 100% bliss. Quite the opposite. […]
The qualities of a yoga practice – Santosha and Ahimsa
I had a great group come along for class yesterday afternoon. We did a practice designed for the legs and the âpana. We all had a good go at some standing balances, with a transition between two postures. And mostly everyone fell out of the poses at least once. Teaching a class is a dynamic, […]
On the roots of yoga, and giving thanks
I read this article today in The Independent: Americans who practice yoga ‘contribute to white supremacy’, claims Michigan State University professor The professor says that the way that yoga is practised in America today amounts to culture appropriation and an offshoot of colonial culture. Ouch. I don’t live in North America, but I have read a lot […]