Since yoga came to the west, it has been taken further and further away from what it actually is. At least, as far as Hatha yoga is concerned. Hatha yoga you see, is the postural work, the physical, exercise part of yoga, the “asanas.” There are myriad of different styles of Hatha yoga with the most popular styles pretty much all coming from the lineage of Krishnamacharya.
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Here’s another breathing exercise for you called nadi sodhana pranayam or, alternate nostril breathing. Sit in a comfortable position with your back straight. Your left hand can just relax on your knee, but with the fingers of your right hand you’re going to hold your nostrils right at the very tip of the soft part [...]
We don’t really give a lot of importance to noses. Good for olfactory stuff like smelling and remembering things by their smell.Terrible irritation if you’ve a cold and up and till the point I started practising yoga, my nose was just partner to my ears in the chore of keeping my spectacles in check. Our [...]
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