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  • Vashishthasana (Vasishtha's Pose)
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  • Guided Pranayama Videos
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  • Complete Pranayama Practice Guidelines
    to the retention phase because your mind is quieter and more powerful when the breath is still However don t force your breaths or retentions to be longer than comfortable because forcing will agitate your mind It s best if both nostrils are equally open during pranayama practice If one side is a bit closed you can usually restore balance by lying down on the opposite side of your body for 30 60 seconds Honor your limits Even a simple pranayama can be overdone or maybe it s just not right for you on a given day So if your practice makes you anxious agitated irritable spacey or off center stop it and return to easy natural breathing Certain physical conditions call for caution For example those who are pregnant or have significant cardiovascular problems should hold the breath only for a very short time if at all They shouldn t make the inhalations and exhalations very long either nor should they practice the vigorous pranayamas If you re in doubt consult a physician Subtler practice guidelines Always practice with a sense of relaxation Tension and strain won t take you to higher consciousness Yes quality effort and concentration are necessary but always with a sense of physical mental and emotional relaxation and enjoyment too Practice with the quality that you want to gain from the technique For example if you re practicing a calming technique practice with whatever calmness you can manage with enjoyment of that calmness and a joyful expectation of more calmness to come Similarly if you wish to gain alertness focus stillness balance expansiveness or upliftment as much as possible be that quality as you practice Bring God into your practice Techniques have power but by themselves they cannot take you to the highest fulfillment Only

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  • Vishnu Mudra
    the thumb and other two fingers To close the left nostril press lightly on it with the tips of the little and ring fingers To close the right nostril press lightly on it with the tip of the thumb While retaining the breath press lightly on both nostrils to hold them closed Note If it s uncomfortable to curl the index and middle fingers to the palm you can instead place the tips of those fingers at the point between the eyebrows The other fingers and thumb are used as in standard Vishnu Mudra What Is Ananda Yoga Ananda Yoga books CDs DVD s props Warm Up Videos for Asana Pranayama Instructional Aids Safety Guidelines Teacher Training Continuing Education Ananda Yoga Retreats Receive monthly news inspiration Radiant Health tips recipes and stay up to date Yoga Teacher Support Center Articles Inspiration for Your Teaching Teaching Students with Unique Needs Yoga Therapy All Articles Q A Ask a Question Past Q A Ananda Yoga Resources All authors are graduates of Ananda Yoga Teacher Training The Expanding Light Retreat 14618 Tyler Foote Rd Nevada City California 95959 Toll free 800 346 5350 Outside US 530 478 7518 Contact Us Newsletter Privacy Policy

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  • Brief Tutorial for Sanskrit Pronunciation
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  • Yoga | Expanding Light | Page 2
    from meditation during pregnancy and all of those benefits calmness communion centeredness and more are especially important at this special time in life Meditation practice can help you get through not only the challenges of pregnancy but Continue reading Posted in Yoga Teacher Training Tagged pregnancy prenatal yoga Yoga Students with Unique Needs Leave a comment 5 Tips for Improving Posture during Pregnancy Posted on May 21 2014 by Melody Hansen Posture awareness practiced regularly during pregnancy can help reduce many physical discomforts The female body in a very short time frame will undergo drastic changes in every bodily system Our bodies have the incredible capability of adapting to these changes Continue reading Posted in Yoga Yoga Therapist Training Tagged blog postural tips pregnancy pregnancy postural tips prenatal yoga yoga Leave a comment Keeping on Track with Knees Posted on December 22 2013 by Nicole DeAvilla Have you ever heard Raffi s rousing rendition of the children s song Knees Up Mother Brown It goes something like this Knees up Mother Brown Knees up Mother Brown Knees up knees up never let the breeze up Knees up Mother Continue reading Posted in Yoga Therapist Training 4 Comments The Great Knee Quiz Posted on December 18 2013 by Nicole DeAvilla Quiz answers are at the bottom of this page Hyperextension When the leg is straight the knee is said to be in extension When the leg bends at the knee it is said to be in flexion When the knee Continue reading Posted in Yoga Therapist Training Leave a comment Ananda Yoga For Persons with Multiple Sclerosis Posted on November 15 2013 by Maitri Jones A research study at The Expanding Light that looked at the effects of a comprehensive 4 month Ananda Yoga program was recently published in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy Twenty four people with MS participated in an intensive Ananda Yoga training Continue reading Posted in Yoga Therapist Training Leave a comment An Ayurvedic Approach to Ananda Yoga Part 2 Posted on August 27 2013 by Nayaswami Mangala Mangala is an Ananda Yoga teacher a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist a Nurse Practitioner and an Ananda minister lightbearer Part 1 of this article covered some of the basics of Ayurveda including sketches of the three doshas how they are related Continue reading Posted in Yoga Therapist Training 1 Comment Older posts Newer posts Have posts you are interested in sent to you when they are published Help the Expanding Light better serve people Yoga Yoga Retreats Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Therapy Training Yoga Products Yoga Teacher Support Center Find an Ananda Yoga teacher Free Yoga Videos Articles Graduates Testimonials Post Categories Meditation Meditation Teacher Training Superconscious Living About Expanding Light Nature and Spirit Spiritual Travel Sustainable Living Uncategorized Yoga Yoga Teacher Training Yoga Therapist Training Meta Log in Entries RSS Comments RSS WordPress org Posts for Yoga The Connection Between Yoga and Meditation Autumn Restorative Yoga Pose Yoga and Epilepsy A Restorative Yoga Pose for the Summer My

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  • Melody Hansen | Expanding Light
    Posted in Meditation Yoga Tagged hatha yoga meditation prenatal yoga 1 Comment Prenatal Yoga A Visualization for Expectant Mothers Posted on December 18 2014 by Melody Hansen Yoga as many people have experienced can be much more than just a physical practice It can also be a wonderful opportunity to tune into Spirit particularly in the aspect of Divine Mother when preparing for motherhood Divine Mother Continue reading Posted in Yoga Tagged Motherhood pregnancy prenatal yoga Leave a comment Positive Attitude for Birth Posted on October 8 2014 by Melody Hansen While I was pregnant I remember nervously thinking about my approaching due date I had many concerns about giving birth and my mental outlook of the upcoming event was based in doubt and fear Will I really have to Continue reading Posted in Yoga Tagged pregnancy prenatal yoga Leave a comment 5 Tips for Improving Posture during Pregnancy Posted on May 21 2014 by Melody Hansen Posture awareness practiced regularly during pregnancy can help reduce many physical discomforts The female body in a very short time frame will undergo drastic changes in every bodily system Our bodies have the incredible capability of adapting to these changes Continue reading Posted in Yoga Yoga Therapist Training Tagged blog postural tips pregnancy pregnancy postural tips prenatal yoga yoga Leave a comment Go Forth in Perfect Faith Posted on April 22 2014 by Melody Hansen If a problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it If it can t be solved worrying will do no good When I heard this Tibetan saying it got me thinking about how much time I have Continue reading Posted in Superconscious Living 6 Comments Yoga for Teens Part 2 Posted on May 21 2013 by Melody Hansen In addition to instructing teenage dancers in

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  • Maitri Jones | Expanding Light
    my husband daughter and son in law I usually jog more than run so I didn t even try to keep up with my husband who is a marathon runner Luckily my Continue reading Posted in Superconscious Living Leave a comment Ananda CPR Posted on May 23 2014 by Maitri Jones CPR is a term that as a nurse I know to mean Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation used as a life saving emergency measure if someone s heart stops beating At Ananda we use those same initials as a reminder of what we need Continue reading Posted in Superconscious Living 2 Comments Youthful Energy Posted on February 24 2014 by Maitri Jones Whenever I lead Yogananda s Energization Exercises I use his prayer which ends with the words Oh eternal youth of body and mind abide within me forever and ever As the years roll by I ponder more deeply what eternal youth Continue reading Posted in Superconscious Living Leave a comment Ananda Yoga For Persons with Multiple Sclerosis Posted on November 15 2013 by Maitri Jones A research study at The Expanding Light that looked at the effects of a comprehensive 4 month Ananda Yoga program was recently published in the International Journal of Yoga Therapy Twenty four people with MS participated in an intensive Ananda Yoga training Continue reading Posted in Yoga Therapist Training Leave a comment Have posts you are interested in sent to you when they are published Help the Expanding Light better serve people About the Author Maitri Jones is a Level 2 Ananda Yoga teacher Ananda lightbearer and member of the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training faculty She also leads the Ananda Yoga Teacher Training Assistantship and the How to Achieve Glowing Health and Vitality courses at The Expanding Light Categories About Expanding Light Meditation Meditation

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