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How To: Get The Beauty Sleep You Deserve

Sleep is an essential component of life: we need sleep to function, to feel well-rested, and to establish separation between our days. But, while sleep is important, it is not always easy to achieve a good night’s rest. In fact, millions of Americans struggle with sleep deprivation.  Before going to bed, people often run through […]

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Pranayama is defined as controlled deep rhythmic breathing. The underlying principle of this practice aims to form a relationship amongst one’s emotion and breathing. To put it differently, breathing affects emotion and emotions are affective on breathing. The Caravan Wellness video Alternate Nostril Breathing is an exercise inspired by this yogic technique, with benefits that effect mindfulness-based therapeutic interventions, particularly with students (Singh). According to the 2018 mindful breath awareness study using 22 University of Manchester students, the state of wellbeing is the incorporation of an individual’s physical, mental and emotional health faculties. Participants of the research study were […]

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Breath of Fire

Unleash the power of your breath Does it look a little funky? Maybe feel sort of silly? Yep. Does it have life changing benefits? Double yep. Breath of Fire (Kapalabhati) involves creating equal inhales and exhales in a rapid and rhythmic patten. Check out Breath of Fire to see how it’s done. This seemingly odd practice has astonishing […]

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Nadi Shodhan Pranayama

It may look and feel a little funny, but Nadi Shodhan Pranayama, as demonstrated in our class Alternate Nostril Breathing, can provide you with an array of health benefits.  Nadi Shodhan Pranayama, which translates to “subtle energy clearing breathing technique” in Sanskrit, is a form of yogic breathing which originated in ancient India.  The technique […]

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The Science of Breathing | Ujjayi Breath

Breathing is something that we do all day, every day, typically without thinking. It’s automatic and intuitive and without it, well, we wouldn’t be alive. There are a lot of functions in the body that work without thinking and psychologists have developed an analogy to categorize how our brain processes this type of thinking versus […]

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Breath-Focused Meditation Will Strengthen Your Brain

A significant part of meditation and yoga is your breathing patterns. Yogis and Buddhists have trusted that Pranayama, an ancient breath-focused practice, strengthens our brain. They’ve believed that focusing on your breathing during meditation can have numerous cognitive benefits including… “Increased ability to focus, decreased mind wandering, improved arousal levels, more positive emotions, decreased emotional reactivity, along […]