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Pranayama Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for Pranayama.

A Beginner's Guide to Yoga

Yoga, which comes from the Sanskrit yuj word meaning "union," originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. There are many forms of yoga, but in general, yoga focuses on breathing techniques (pranayama), postures (asanas), flexibility, and...  Read more

13 Yoga Poses for Runners

When I first started running, I felt sore and tight, despite stretching thoroughly afterwards. I started thinking that running wasn't meshing well with my yoga practice. Yoga helped me loosen my muscles, but running only seemed to tighten them. A...  Read more

7 Yoga Essentials for Beginners

At its very core, yoga is about connecting the mind and body. You can "do" yoga without any equipment at all. Even sitting and breathing mindfully as you quiet the mind is a form of yoga. That said, when you do a yoga DVD or take a class,...  Read more

You Asked: How Do I Breathe in Yoga?

For my students, breathing is the topic in yoga that prompts the most questions: How do you breathe in yoga? Should it be loud? How do I make that "noise" when I breathe? When the poses get too hard, I become out of breath. How can I keep b...  Read more

annagaddadavida pranayama 'that's how the light gets in'

okay. it makes no sense. i know. "don't you know that I'll always be true" i want to i will i am i need i wish i forecast today today today mmhmm yeah b r e a t h b r e a t h i ordered a pranayama breathing cd....  Read more

It must be the pranayama

I took an intro to pranayama class yesterday. I ran 7 miles this morning for the first time ever, and I feel great. I am sold!...  Read more