Langhana: Yoga Practice for Calming Energetic Effect

June 27, 2013    BY Karina Mirsky

This yoga practice is great to do in the evening, before bed, to relieve stress, prepare for meditation, when you’re feeling restless, and/or to pacify vata dosha. The culmination of this practice is a calming energetic effect (langhana), helping the mind and body to experience a deeper stillness. Includes chanting, forward bends, long-holding postures, and lengthening the exhalation, and concludes with a deep relaxation and nadi shodhanam (alternate nostril breathing). Props: yoga blocks (2) and blanket.

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Karina Mirsky
Karina Mirsky is a certified ParaYoga teacher and the director of Sangha Yoga in Kalamazoo, MI. She holds a master’s degree in East/West Psychology and is an adjunct professor of Yoga Studies at Antioch University Midwest. Karina draws on her experience as a performance artist, massage therapist, and cancer survivor to convey yoga as a therapeutic science and catalyst for personal transformation. In the March 2008 issue of Yoga Journal, she was featured as one of 21 teachers under the age of... Read more>>

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