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Nadi Shodhana: A Breathing Practice to Calm, Soothe, and Relax

Have you ever regretted getting angry at someone to the point of self-detriment? Have you regretted writing that angry letter or saying something unpleasant that caused hurt and ruined a relationship? Chances are you are nodding right now. But what if our schools or the environment we grew up in taught us to do better? …

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A Breathing Practice to Calm, Soothe, & Relax

For the last 35 years, the Art of Living has taught over 30 million people how to use breathing exercises to quiet the mind, reduce stress and make meditation easier—and Alternate Nostril Breathing is one of our favorites. In Sanskrit, Alternate Nostril Breathing is called Nadi Shodhana Pranayama, which translates to “subtle energy clearing breathing …

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The Practice: What are the Eight Limbs of Yoga?

Increasingly, the practice of Asana, or the physical poses we understand as yoga, is being alienated from the very source of its conception; its moral, ethical, and philosophial raison d’être and foundation. Perhaps this is because the modern practice has separated the metaphorical wrapping paper from the gift itself, interchanging the two and taking the wrapping …

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