Tag Archives: Yoga

Internal Spring Cleaning – Prana, Apana, and Agni

A Practice for Internal Spring Cleaning: You’ve probably heard the term prana before. But have you heard of apana? Or udana? There are actually 5 pranas. They’re called the vayus or the “forces of the air.” They are: Prana vayu, which governs reception (eating, drinking, inhaling). Apana vayu, which governs elimination (going to the bathroom,… Continue Reading

Inhale or Exhale?

“I think I’m more of the exhale type. I’m just going to stick with exhaling.” I can’t remember the context (or exact phrasing) of this statement, but the sentiment has stuck with me. I heard it on a recent episode of the podcast “On Being.” It was a conversation that included Parker Palmer, who is… Continue Reading

Embodied Asana

I often read sections of books over and over again before moving on.  Lately I’ve been stuck on a chapter called Embodied Awareness in Donna Farhi’s book, “Bringing Yoga to Life: The Everyday Practice of Enlightened Living.”  I wish I could copy the entire chapter here, but I will settle for these two wonderful paragraphs:… Continue Reading