Entries tagged with “Breathwork”

Breathing Through Grief to Joy

A yoga teacher trainee experiences Max Strom’s breath work

Breathing: The Poetry of the Body

We know intuitively that our state of mind will affect our breath: it comes quick and jagged when we are agitated, and smooth and slow when we are relaxed. The yogis figured out p…

Caring for a Postpartum Body (Part 2)

Slowly regain strength and power with these practices.

Chronic Breath-Holding and How to Let It Go

Poor ergonomics can impair breath, while anger, pain, and frustration stemming from hyperfocus on our computers can bring on bouts of chronic breath-holding.

Clear Air, Clear Mind

Keep body and mind healthy with fresh, clean air in your sacred space.

Create an Intentional Morning Routine

There is a sacredness that is found in the first moments of the morning. While it may feel overwhelming to change your entire morning routine in one day, consider slowly adding components to it that will set the tone for your day.

Feeling Stuck? Try a Beginner’s Mind

“In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities. In the expert's mind there are few." - Shunryu Suzuki, Zen monkMany years ago, as a yoga student, I envisioned how wonderful i…

Five Kinds Of Breaths Everyone Should Take

Breath is life—something we take for granted, but couldn’t do without. In times of stress or grief, often we hear advice to “take a deep breath.” But sometimes deep breathing becom…

For Lisa Overholt, Exercise Begins with Proper Breathing

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Guided Meditation and Breath Practice for Balancing Your Energy

Start or end your day with this breath practice.

Healing Relationships With “Holy Breath” Listening

Practicing “Holy Breath” listening can positively impact even the most turbulent relationships. “Instead of playing just a few deep, painful bass notes on their inner emotional pianos, Holy Breath listening gave them access to some higher notes. At the beginning of the healing process, such moments can be like the sun peeking through dark storm clouds.”

Healthier Indoor Air

Here are a few ways to minimize your exposure to indoor air pollution and breath free.

Helping Kids to Connect Body, Breath, and Mind

Peeking in on children’s yoga classes, I watch kids doing poses such as tree, snake, butterfly, or lion, while the instructor tells a story about the various ways these creatures b…

How Breathing Helped Me to Heal

Through my stillness in asana class and in meditation, I learned that breathing slowly unleashed my inner poetry.

How to Activate Your Inner Fire During Winter

Do you have a simple plan to help you through the dark, sluggish days of winter? All significant successes in life are built from many small success, so rather than pulling the bla…

How to Be Here

Before anything else can be said about you, you have received a gift.

How You Breathe Changes Memory and Perception

Inhaling makes your memory sharper, as does using your nose instead of your mouth.

In the Fullness of Emptiness

Calm down using the breath and slow down your exhale.

Instant Calm Breathing Meditation

A guided meditation to calm yourself.