Tagnervous system

The Ins and Outs of Alternate Nostril Breathing

The Ins and Outs of Alternate Nostril Breathing

Ever wondered why you feel so good after alternate nostril breathing ? Let me explain…

Image Credit: Quinn Dombrowski on Flickr.
Image Credit: Quinn Dombrowski on Flickr.

Alternate nostril breathing, or nadi shodhana prānāyāma, is the first of the prānāyāma practices described in the Hatha Yoga Pradipika (one of the ancient texts of yoga). Nadi Shodhana literally means ‘nadi purification’ and the practice is believed to balance the subtle energy, or prana, of the energetic body. (more…)

Sally Schofield

How Yoga Can Boost Your Nervous System (Part 2)

How Yoga Can Boost Your Nervous System (Part 2)

We have five different parts to our incredible nervous system: the brain and spinal cord (also called the central nervous system), the peripheral nerves, the enteric nervous supply and our autonomic nervous system . They are all made up of nerves that carry electrical messages around the body to control it’s various functions but each has a specific role and yoga can affect each in a different way. (more…)

Sally Schofield

How Yoga Can Boost Your Nervous System (Part 1)

How Yoga Can Boost Your Nervous System (Part 1)

The human body is a truly incredible thing. It has so many different systems working away 24/7 to keep us alive and well. And most of the time we are completely unaware of what is going on behind the scenes. But what keeps it all running smoothly? If you will, what is the conductor for this incredible performance? (more…)

Sally Schofield