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Newsletter October, 2010

10-day Pranayama/Meditation Intensive

Come and join us for this life-transforming experience where you will learn about two of the most important aspects of a complete, integrated yoga practice - pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation.

  • When: Thursday, October 7- Saturday, October 16, 2010
  • Time: 6:00 – 7:30 AM
  • Location: Kalasrishti - 3000 Bearcat Way, Suite 112, Morrisville, NC 27513 (off Aviation Parkway)
  • Fee: $55

If you would like to register, please contact me.

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21-day Yoga - Closing Thoughts

On Tuesday, September 28, we concluded the 3rd 21-day Yoga Challenge program successfully. There were a total of 15 participants. It is truly heartening to see everyone committed to come in every morning at 6 AM for these sessions. I would like to congratulate and thank all the students for their enthusiastic participation. For many of the students this was the first ever exposure to yoga. Over the course of the 21 days everyone reported improvement in their flexibility, range of motion, strength and endurance.

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Focus on Pranayama

This month also, I am going to continue our focus on different types of Pranayama techniques. We will talk about a couple of cooling pranayamas and also pranayama techniques that involve retention of the breath (kumbhaka).

Sheetali and Seetkari - Pranayama to control Stress and Blood Pressure

Sheetali and Seetkari are breathing techniques which are jointly labeled "cooling pranayama". They provide cooling not only at the physical level but also at the nervous and mental levels. They are highly effective in cooling the system during summer time. However, they can be practiced even during winter months as they calm the nerves down and also help release mental tension and stress. These pranayama techniques also help reduce blood pressure.

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Kumbhaka (breath retention) pranayama

Many of the breathing techniques that we have talked about previously can be modified to include breath retention, as appropriate. For example, we can add breath retention in the Deep Sectional Pranayama and Alternate Nostril Breathing. In this post, I am giving details of two pranayama techniques which are associated with breath retention  - Samavritti (equal rotation) and Viloma (interrupted breathing) pranayamas.

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Yoga in the News

Should Christians practice Yoga?

Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, in his blog writes: "... yoga is a spiritual discipline by which the adherent is trained to use the body as a vehicle for achieving consciousness of the divine. Christians are called to look to Christ for all that we need and to obey Christ through obeying his Word. "

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