Four Breathing Techniques to Purify the Body

PRANAYAMA : THE FOUR PURIFICATIONS

Ayurveda explains that the Four Purification breathing techniques can be used to purify the nadis, calm the mind, stimulate the digestive system, and restore balance in the body.

Watch each video and practice each pranayama in the sequence provided below.

Enjoy!

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alternate nostril breathing

purifies the nadis - the energy channels of the physical, subtle, and causal body; balances the feminine and masculine sides of the body

skull shining breath

purifies the head region and calms the thoughts

fire wash

stimulates the digestive system and strengthens uddiyana bandha

horse mudra

strengthens mula bandha

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With love,

Adrienne

Eat Move Meditate

Thank you. We LOVE and appreciate all of you.

On August 4, 2018, YogiAthlete and I hosted a celebration to showcase our offerings and inspire movement through yoga, meditation, sound bowl healing, plant-based eats, and soul-vibin’ music for our conscious community of athletes, yogis, and everyone in between looking to lead a more balanced way of life.

Our hearts are filled with so much joy and gratitude! We are still blown away by the amount of love and vibrant energy you all brought to Eat Move Meditate. 

So many thank you's to Dr. Pooch (author, artist) and his family who opened up their beautiful home to all of us, our teachers (Amir, Sunny, and Shakti), vendors and partners, DJ BAE, friends, and family (especially Mama and Papa Madison) who brought this experience to life.

Aside from the boom in the tech industry that tends to pull us away from our true selves, and the increase in gentrification that is reshaping our once familiar neighborhoods, we still have the power to gather as a community, build, grow, and rise together. This is our dream, for YogiAthlete to make yoga, meditation, and (really delicious) plant-based food accessible to communities that need it most. Eat Move Meditate is not only an event, it is a way of life.

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Excited to share this life with you.

Amir, of YogiAthlete + Adrienne, of Ho'ola Mamma

Moon Salutation : Easy Yoga Sequence for All

Chandra Namaskar, or Moon Salutation, activates the cooling, nurturing and feminine energies of the body. Therefore, not only does Chandra Namaskar help to pacify the Pitta dosha, it is a practice particularly nourishing for women and children.

(Fun fact: long before large cities with unnatural lighting, cell phones, computers and tablets existed, women used to menstruate at the same time in alignment with the phases of the moon! This goes to show how far removed we have become from our natural selves.)

That being said, the more you practice Chandra Namaskar, the more in alignment with your circadian rhythms you will become. This fun and easy practice takes just over four minutes of your day, and is a great practice for all levels of yoga experience!

To our nourishing and life-giving Moon, I howl and salute to you.

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