108 Prāṇāyāma Practice Pointers – 9 – Pratiloma Ujjāyī is both an elegant and eloquent Prāṇāyāma technique.

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Pratiloma Ujjāyī is both an elegant and eloquent Prāṇāyāma technique.

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108 Prāṇāyāma Practice Pointers – 8 – When using Mṛgi Mudrā to control the nostril flow in Prāṇāyāma……

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When using Mṛgi Mudrā to control the nostril flow in Prāṇāyāma,
the ring finger and thumb remain as if glued onto the nostrils,
with one nostril being fully closed and one nostril partially closed,
with adjustments to the pressure according to technique and ratio.
Even when using Ujjāyī within techniques such as Anuloma Ujjāyī,
the finger and thumb remain as if sealed on the sides of the nostrils.
Externally it’s as if there is nothing to observe in terms of the body.
Internally there is a vibrant flow within the dynamics of the breath.

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108 Prāṇāyāma Practice Pointers – 7 – When using the Antar Kumbhaka to lengthen the breath……

When using the Antar Kumbhaka to lengthen the breath,
always factor in its effect on the length of the exhale.
It should be able to stay the same length and quality.
If it is affected, change the length of the Kumbhaka,
rather than compromising the flow of the breath.

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108 Prāṇāyāma Practice Pointers – 6 – Bhāvana for the Breath in Nāḍī Śodhana.

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Prāṇāyāma Practice Pointer 6 – Bhāvana for the Breath in Nāḍī Śodhana

One aspect in the refinement of Nāḍī Śodhana is
the experience of the breath as a subtle vibration
rather than an audible sound.

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108 Prāṇāyāma Practice Pointers – 5 – Bhāvana for the Breath in Kumbhaka

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Prāṇāyāma Practice Pointer 5 – Bhāvana for the Breath in Kumbhaka

Explore the Antar Kumbhaka with a soft holding.
Explore the Bāhya Kumbhaka with a firm surrender.

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108 Prāṇāyāma Practice Pointers – 4 – Four Quadrant Tool for the Mind

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Prāṇāyāma Practice Pointer 4 – Four Quadrant Tool for the Mind

Prāṇāyāma as a Tool in the Morning,
– Can be a Means to Hone the Mind.

Prāṇāyāma as a Tool in the Afternoon,
– Can be a Means to Refresh the Mind.

Prāṇāyāma as a Tool in the Evening,
– Can be a Means to Clear the Mind.

Prāṇāyāma as a Tool in the Night,
– Can be a Means to Settle the Mind.

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108 Prāṇāyāma Practice Pointers -3 – Pratiloma Ujjāyī is a gracious Prāṇāyāma technique.

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Prāṇāyāma Practice Pointers -3 – Pratiloma Ujjāyī

Pratiloma Ujjāyī is a gracious Prāṇāyāma technique.

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108 Prāṇāyāma Practice Pointers – 2 – Bhāvana for the Breath in Prāṇāyāma

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Prāṇāyāma Practice Pointer 2 – Bhāvana for the Breath in Prāṇāyāma

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108 Prāṇāyāma Practice Pointers – 1 – The movement of the breath is a mirror

nadi_sodanaPrāṇāyāma Practice Pointer 1 – The movement of the breath is a mirror

The movement of the breath is a mirror to the movement of the mind.
Haṭha Yoga Pradīpikā Chapter Two verse 2

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