Category: yoga therapy

Quiet Teachers are Everywhere: Finding the Breath

Today is a day that welcomes new beginnings. Today is any day when this message reaches you and invites you to be present to noticing who you are and the offering you can be in this world. This is a mindfulness meditation practice that invites you to start with the breath. The mudra (or hand gesture) that is offered within the meditation and pictured above is called Pushpaputa mudra, and is a simultaneous gesture of offering and receiving.

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Apan Vayu Mudra & Meditation for Easing Panic and Suffering in the Heart

Mudra is a Sanskrit word that can mean seal or gesture. Mudras are used as gestures made with the hands, face or body to promote health and balance and to evoke a specific psychological attitude or sense of spirituality. Apan Vayu Mudra is a gesture that can be used to calm the body, regulate the heart, including heart conditions and panic attacks, and helps provide space for greater internal awareness and stillness. It invites in body-based relaxation and cardiovascular strengthening.

Following is a visual of Apan Vayu Mudra and an accompanying five-minute meditation to help deepen interoceptive connection with the gesture and the breath.

Meditation:

 

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