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Prana theory: Embodying scientific evidence

Prana has been described as “the flow of energy” (Khalsa, Cohen, McCall & Telles, 2016) and has been one of the longest held aspects in yoga tradition.   The way the people have intended to use pranayama techniques has transitioned over the course of thousands of years.  In classical yoga, pranayama techniques were mostly used contemplatively, however, since then they have been used therapeutically as yoga philosophy has

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Acu-Yoga Workshop

As some of you know, we are gearing up for our Acu-Yoga workshop. So I wanted to take time to describe why I think this workshop is important. In the U.S. we find a lot of posture practice and even some breathing exercises in yoga classes. Considering our busy nature this is a great place for beginners to start, and

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Observe the Intention of Yoga

Artifacts, stories and art suggest that yoga was a prehistoric practice prior to being described in texts like the Upanishads, Bhagavad Gita and Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The practice has evolved over time. It emerged from a spiritual environment in ancient India and was originally used to cultivate self-realization, liberation from suffering and as means for fostering integrative relationships. It was

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