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Time of day to practise Pranayama

1 Nov

Traditionally pranayama is done early in the morning, before other activities. Classically, just before sunrise. Early, even if not precisely at dawn, is idea time in which we can be free from most daily interruptions. Another important note is that  our  minds are  less cluttered with the events and preoccupations of the day. Our body may be a little stiff, but potentially neutral.

Pranayama at this time offers a clear start to the day, a moment to be self reflective and to set up good patterns of breath and mindfulness for the next 24 hours. It gives us an idea of how we actually are, as it helps us become aware of the effects of our activities the day before and to undo any remaining imbalances. During a session of pranayama we may notice, for example, that we feel a bit jangled from too much coffee the previous day, are heavy in the body from slow digestion or are full of leftover thoughts that are still worrying us. Taking 15 or 20 minutes for pranayma can help us regain equilibrium. It also enables the body to function more efficiently on an organic level by opening the chest and lungs, stimulating the diaphragm and facilitating digestion and elimination. Continue reading

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Why We Should Practice Yoga

14 Sep

yogaYoga has become a hugely popular form of exercise during the past one or two years. Many of us opt to do yoga as it helps them feel better physically. Doing the varied asanas, or poses, helps make their bodies feel healthy. Yoga is also a wonderful way to relax and reduce stress. If you are trying to find a technique to get your body healthy and boost your psychological well-being, yoga may very well be the exercise you’re looking for. Continue reading