What is Pranayama?

What is Pranayama Yoga Journal by Urban Yogis

The practice of Pranayama dates back to ancient India and the origins of yoga. The Sanskrit word Pranayama can be broken down into Prana, which is often known as life or energy, and  Ayama, which means to extend or draw out. Pranayama practice is therefore the invitation to move and flow energy throughout our body … Read more

Breathing: A Powerful Practice On Its Own

Breathing and the Biomechanics of Breath

How is Breathing Central to Your Health and Well Being? We typically discount the importance of the breath in our daily lives. In reading this article, I would like to invite you to experience how central the breath is to your health. The breath is enough means that we can use it in very concrete, … Read more

Pranayama Isn’t Always About Breath Control

Pranayama: Why “Breath Control” Is Not the Best Translation. Pranayama course online academy by Urban Yogis

How Can We Practice Pranayama or Breathing Without Limiting Its Benefits Pranayama, one of the core practices of yoga, is often translated as “control of life force” or “breath control”. This is so because ‘prana’ means life force or breath, and ‘yama’ means control or restriction. While this is probably the original historical meaning, it … Read more

Just this Breath by Danna Faulds

Yoga Poem for insight and reflection. Just this breath by Danna Faulds. Mindful transformation through breath and yoga poetry

Read One of Our Favourite Yoga Poems to Inspire Insight and Self-reflection Danna Faulds is a poet who credits the practice of meditation with giving her reliable access to a vivid inner life and creative voice. A long-term practitioner of Kripalu Yoga, Danna is the author of seven books of poetry: Go In and In, One … Read more