The Brain & Breathing: Active & Passive Breath

In both yoga and corrective exercise we often draw awareness to the breath.  It's an important aspect as breath is fundamental part of any movement pattern. "If you don't own breathing, you don't own the movement" -Dr. Karel Lewit Breath gives us the biggest indication of where we are at currently in the exercise or … Continue reading The Brain & Breathing: Active & Passive Breath

Your Three Minds & How to Clear Them.

Lately I've been on a pretty big neurology kick.  Your nervous system is so fascinating! Here's a cool quote that I think really encompasses our discussion today: When viewed mechanically, the human body appears fragile. When viewed neurologically, the human body is complex, INCREDIBLE, and brilliant beyond measure -Shante Cofield (IG: themovementmaestro) Today we'll look … Continue reading Your Three Minds & How to Clear Them.

Yoga for Headaches

Yoga in general is great for a number of different conditions and diseases.  This is simply because it fosters movement (which is the best kind of medicine), breath, and mindfulness (which help decrease your stress).  Healthy movement paired with breath plus the decreased stress from mindfulness can do wonders for your body. Today we'll look at how … Continue reading Yoga for Headaches

The Anatomy of Ujjayi Breath

There are a bunch of different ways to breath in yoga.  Pranayama is the umbrella term used to describe all the different yoga breathing techniques.  One of the most common breathing techniques, maybe one you've even heard before, is Ujjayi breath. Ujjayi in Sanskrit translates "to be victorious." And that's exactly what this breath accomplishes … Continue reading The Anatomy of Ujjayi Breath