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Hum Into Spring With Yogic Breathing

Hum Into Spring With Yogic Breathing

by Nischala Joy Devi April 8, 2014 At last! After a harsh winter in many parts of the U.S., Spring is here. People who have been bundled up for months are stepping outside and deeply breathing the fresh air. Although pranayama, the yogic breathing practices, do us good in every season, in every part of the world, this is a wonderful time to be reminded to make them part of your daily routine year round. As the bees start buzzing and visiting the...

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Meditate With Your Breath

Meditate With Your Breath

by Nischala Joy Devi. April 2, 2013. Our own breath provides a beautiful meditation. When we observe the breath, we begin to join the outer world with the inner world. As the waves gently come onto the earth and return to the sea, so our breath enters the body and then returns to the world. Our breath naturally flows in and out about 16 times a minute—back and forth, in and out, gently and evenly. We often use the word...

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Keep Your Mind Calm, Your Heart Open

Keep Your Mind Calm, Your Heart Open

by Nischala Joy Devi. March 19, 2013. There is a wonderful practice in yoga that is a simple and direct way to keep our minds calm and our hearts open. It is called pratipaksha bhavana. It means to make an unpleasant or unwanted thought or attitude into the opposite. With that yogic mental tool, we can take thoughts that prey on our minds and turn them in a different direction, a positive direction. How often during the day do unwanted thoughts...

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