End Heartburn with Sitali Breathing

Kundalini Sitali Breathing Illustration

With the holidays coming up and overeating or not eating the right kinds of food, I’m reminded to share a little trick for relieving heartburn: Sitali Breathing. All you do is curl your tongue like a straw, stick your tongue out your mouth and breathe in.  You should feel a cool feeling towards the back of your tongue and throat.  When you exhale, breathe out your nose and curl your tongue to the top of your mouth.  This creates a flow of cool air in and hot air out. Just two or… Read More

Deep Kundalini Meditation Class at CommUnity Center 729

Basic Kundalini Pranayama Set with Crown Chakra

This Monday we had our second Kundalini Class at the CommUnity Center 729 in Orlando.  The focus of the class was preparing for and entering into deep meditation. Here is what we did: Warm up – Ego eradicator, sufi grinds, spinal flex, sitting forward bends Preparatory Exercises for Lungs, Magnetic Field, and Deep Meditation Relaxation on back Modified Basic Breath Series (download .pdf for original set) Meditation If you’re interested in doing the Kriya from class you can follow the video below from Sat Dharam Kaur N.D.

Car Pranayama

PUL_diaphragm_breathing

Since moving to Florida for a new job I have had to do a 15 minute drive to work.  To make my time in the car as enjoyable and productive as possible I have worked out a car pranayama set. Long Breathes in and Out: The goal here is to gradually expand my lungs to full capacity Rising Breath of Fire: I start off doing as subtle a breath of fire as possible and gradually work up to a powerful breath of fire Locks and Breath Retention:  This one is potentially dangerous… Read More

Breathing for a Buzz

Maha-Bandha

As I learn more about how to move breath through the body using the locks I have begun to get quite a bit of a high from deep inhalation.  I know that this is not the goal of pranayama, but it sure is a nice added benefit. I also have found that unless I keep my spine straight (or properly curved) that I have a hard time taking a full breath.  This is nice because it is a natural motivation to keep good posture throughout the day. It’s funny.  I remember when… Read More