Breathing, Locks & Gestures
Far from being simply a physical exercise, yoga encompasses a wide range of techniques and practices. On this page we are building up a range of tutorials to develop and perfect your skills in the yogic arts of pranayama (breathing techniques), mudra (gestures) and bandha (locks). With time these practices will serve to deepen and enrich your work on the mat and broaden your outlook on life.
Pranayama To Calm
Any time you need to calm and nourish yourself, try these 5 types of breathing that lead to Embryonic Respiration, and then finish with a simple, gentle yet potent practice called Inner Nourishment. In China, this practice has been done since the Ming Dynasty. Believed to strengthen all internal organs, it has strong affect on digestion and respiration, menstruation, fatigue and heart disease.
Solar Channel Breathing
Alternate Nostril Breathing
Humming Bee Breathing
Uddiyana Bandha Tutorial
Perfect your Abdominal Contraction technique with this short tutorial. Uddiyana has many benefits; improving blood circulation to the core, strengthening internal organs and distributing energy throughout the body. Once you have mastered 3 rounds, you can gradually increase to 10 rounds over a few months.