Living Tradition, Modern Life.
Articles Tagged With Relaxation
Pratyahara: The Art of Sense Withdrawal
By Sandra Anderson On June 6, 2013

Tired of having a distracted mind? Learn to rein it in through the pivotal practices of pratyahara (sense withdrawal).

Breathe Through Anxiety
By Sarah Guglielmi On September 9, 2013

This simple technique of 2:1 breathing, inhaling through the nose and exhaling through the mouth, will calm your nervous system, stimulate your body’s relaxation response, and slow down your mind.

Why We Focus on 61 Points in Relaxation
By Rolf Sovik, PsyD On September 9, 2013

The restorative practice of 61 Points is a systematic technique of moving your attention from one internal energy point to another.

Propping Tip: Create the Yoga Pillow
By Mia Park On February 2, 2014

Here’s how a simple blanket can make your relaxation even more relaxing!

Propping Tip: Blankets under the Knees
By Mia Park On February 2, 2014

Is your lower back comfortable when you lie in relaxation? Mia shows you how to use blankets to support and raise your knees so that your lower back can relax and flatten.

Kathy Ornish’s 5 Favorite Tools for Anxiety
By Kathy (K.O.) Ornish On February 2, 2014

These 5 powerful tools can calm you in the moment and can also create long-term change and transformation in your life.

The Importance of Relaxation Training
By Rolf Sovik, PsyD On May 5, 2014

If your yoga class relaxation serves as a feel-good ending to a stretch-and-burn experience, you’re missing out on a lot!

A Master’s Guide to Deep Relaxation
By Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, PhD On June 6, 2014

Systematic relaxation is a popular but often misunderstood practice. Many yoga teachers in the West have modified the relaxation practices they teach at the end of their asana classes with sensory stimulants like music, or have omitted systematic relaxation altogether. Understood and practiced correctly though, it can deliver profound rewards.

All Content © Copyright Yoga International 2012-Present. All Rights Reserved.