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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)

By | 2015-05-07T14:11:09+00:00 May 7th, 2015|Asana, Embodiment, Meditation, Practice, Pranayama, Spirituality, Yoga|0 Comments

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)

By | 2015-02-10T07:05:51+00:00 February 9th, 2015|Nature, Practice, Scripture, Spirituality, Yoga|2 Comments

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)

By | 2010-12-08T12:09:41+00:00 December 8th, 2010|Asana, Books, Embodiment, Nature, Yoga|0 Comments