nadi shodana - alternate nostril breathing

Nadi Shodhana – Alternate Nostril Breathing and its Benefits

Exploring the practice of nadi shodhana and the positive effects it can have on our health and wellbeing

What is nadi shodhana?

In yoga, nadi shodhana is a form of pranayama practice or breath regulation where we alternate the flow of air between the two nostrils. Translated from Sanskrit nadi means ‘channel’, ‘stream’ or ‘flow’ and shodhana – ‘to cleanse or purify’. Continue reading

history of yoga

A Brief History of Yoga

It’s believed Yoga originated in India 5,000 or more years ago. In the early 1920s archaeologists discovered the so-called Indus civilization – one of the largest ancient civilizations.

In some of the big cities such as Mohenjo Daro and Harappa, depictions engraved on soapstone seals that strongly resemble yogi-like figures were found. Many of the findings show a number of similarities between that civilization and the later Hindus society and culture.

Soapstone seals depicted with yogi-like figures

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