Are You Breathing Wrong? You enter the world with a gasp of air, and take an estimated 500 million breaths in your lifetime.1 Breathing is the first and most fundamental motor pattern,2 a primary autonomic function, and absolutely vital to life. You don’t even really think about your breathing—it just carries on day and night,
Strengthen Your Lungs Now with this Amazing Breathing Exercise With the world fighting a respiratory pandemic that will dramatically challenge the lungs and the ability to breathe, learning how to strengthen your breathing muscles may be a powerful preventative tool not to be overlooked. If 50% of elite athletes have diaphragmatic fatigue, then it is likely that all us us do.
Stress + Immunity We are all looking for ways to boost immunity and mitigate stress these days. One of my favorite ways happens to be free and easily done from home: meditation! Over the past 30 years, more than 300 studies have been done on stress and immunity in humans. Together, they show emotional stress
How Strong is Your Pelvic Floor? Pelvic floor exercises, better known as Kegels, are stereotyped as only for women, to help with urinary incontinence or strengthen the pelvic floor after giving birth. However, everyone should be paying attention to their pelvic floor health! For both men and women, not only is the science behind pelvic
What about Masks + Hand Washing? Many studies show use of surgical masks or even N95 respirators are no different in preventing infection than not wearing them.1 Washing hands thoroughly and cleaning surfaces with disinfectant wipes does work. The Guardian reports some studies suggest wearing a mask will offer five-fold protection compared to not wearing
Breath Retention / Intermittent Hypoxia Breath retention, called kumbhaka in Ayurveda and yoga, is considered the most important aspect of pranayama or yogic breathing techniques.2 While it’s a practice that takes time to learn, research shows intermittent hypoxia (aka not having enough oxygen for short periods of time) has numerous side benefits, including neuroplasticity, stem
Detox Physical + Mental Ama Sadly, a recent survey found 74% of Americans experience digestive health concerns.1 Are you one of them? Digestive concerns may be more important that you think. Ayurveda says 85% of health concerns originate as digestive imbalance. Analyze + Treat Physical Ama According to Ayurveda, the result of poor digestion is
February 25, 2020 | 48 minutes, 53 secondsDownload Ayurvedic Detox According to Ayurveda, the lymphatic system should be evaluated first, as it is the largest and arguably most important circulatory system. In an attempt to simplify this complex system, I will say it primarily carries the immune system, delivers fats to every cell for energy
Superhuman Effect of Breath Retention Who would think it possible that a simple breathing practice could induce your body to produce regenerative stem cells, nitric oxide (the Nobel Prize-winning “panacea molecule”), and EPO (the performance-enhancing molecule that carried Lance Armstrong to seven Tour de France victories)?! Modern science backing these ancient breathing techniques is in.
There is a stark contrast between how little attention is given to lymph in the West and how highly it is revered in Ayurveda. The lymphatic system is considered one of the seven body tissues in Ayurveda, the first to become compromised under stress. The Sanskrit for lymph is rasa, which is also the word