Shining Skull Breath (Kapalbhati)

In our yoga classes this term we have begun to work with Kapalbhati Pranayama. This is a practice which is cleansing and energising – the forceful exhalation clears out the nasal passageways and the pulling force of the abdomen stimulates and strengthens the abdominal muscles and organs. When you have got the hang of thisContinue reading “Shining Skull Breath (Kapalbhati)”

Shining Skull Breath (Kapalbhati or Breath of Fire)

In our yoga classes this term we have begun to work with Kapalbhati Pranayama (other names include Shining Skull Breath or Breath of Fire). This is a practice which is cleansing and energising – the forceful exhalation clears out the nasal passageways and the pulling force of the abdomen stimulates and strengthens the abdominal musclesContinue reading “Shining Skull Breath (Kapalbhati or Breath of Fire)”

Abdominal Breathing

Abdominal breathing is the most efficient and natural way to breath. It’s great to watch dogs, cats and children sleeping and watching their little abdomens expanding and contracting with the breath – it’s nature – how we are all meant to breathe. However, it’s a technique that is forgotten by most of us by theContinue reading “Abdominal Breathing”