“Healing Yoga with Jaya “

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On Zoom until the mask restriction is lifted in the Clubhouse

Mat Yoga Class, Monday Mornings, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Chair Yoga Class, Wednesday Mornings, 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon

Yoga, a discipline, can be learned at any age by anyone who is seeking to stay in good physical, mental and emotional health. In these classes you will learn how to integrate four very important components of yoga for the union and alignment of body, mind and spirit.

  1. Breathing (Pranayama) – to detox our bodies, to make our lungs healthier and stronger, to increase energy and vitality, to reduce stress, anxiety and blood pressure, and to let go of emotions we don’t need.

 

  1. Meditation – to make our minds stronger and relaxed to stop the chatter in our minds, to increase focus and improve memory to keep away Alzheimer and Dementia.

 

  1. Poses – to make our physical bodies flexible, strong and toned. Modified poses for those, who need special care to overcome back pain, arthritis, Fibromyalgia, etc.

 

  1. Deep Relaxation – to absorb benefits of all the above, to learn to relax and to heal by deep REM sleep. It helps to strengthen our immune system, balances our nervous system and helps in chronic pain, headaches, migraines, sleeping disorders, Insomnia and more.

 

The benefits of the poses alone are enormous, but true health benefits can only be achieved by combining all four components. Many articles about yoga have been published in Regency Reporter since July 2020 under the title “Healing with Yoga Therapy by Jaya Gupta”. To get the Zoom link for the yoga classes and to be added to my email list contact me via email at JayaGupta.lotus@gmail.com.

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Healing with Yoga Therapy -September 2021

By Jaya Gupta 

Dear neighbors and friends,  

September is here and the summer is almost over. Days are getting cooler and comfortable to walk and to breathe fresh air to rejuvenate. Grandkids have gone home and life has returned to the normal routine. Hope you had found time to try a few of the breathing and meditation techniques and experienced the calm mind and the relaxed body. This is a reminder to sinus sufferers to start doing Bee breath to beat allergies of the Fall season and eventually overcome their sinus, headaches, migraines and insomnia problems. 

         This month we will talk about a very simple, yet a powerful Divine Light meditation that takes about 10 minutes. In the beginning, it is better to do this meditation as a guided meditation. The soothing voice of the guide will help you to keep interrupting thoughts away and if you get interrupted by a thought, you can always come back to the voice.  Please feel free to send me an email on JayaGupta.Lotus@gmail.com and join our Zoom yoga classes to experience yogic breathing, guided meditation, poses and deep relaxation. If you are going to try it on your own, please read the meditation script a few times before doing it. 

By now, you must have created a quiet place in your home to meditate.  Light a candle or diya to focus on or visualize the divine light of Sun, shining on you and the rays going inside you through your Crown chakra (the soft spot on your head). Sit in a cross-legged or any comfortable position. Rest your hands on your knees, palms facing upwards, index finger rising to join with the tip of the thumb (Chin Mudra ).

Meditation Script:

  • Looking steadily at the flame, chant AUM three times. Close your eyes and take yourself to your sacred place or happy place. 
  • Take a deep breath and imagine the flame, between your eyebrows or feel the warmth and light of the divine light burning brightly inside you or bring the divine light in through your crown chakra. Whenever you lose the light, take another deep breath and bring it in through the soft spot on your head. This is your light and it’s always there for you. 
  • Let your head be filled with the divine light so that all the negative thoughts disappear forever and your head be filled with wisdom, intelligence, knowledge, positive attitude, good thoughts, wonderful memories and a good memory to hold all that. 
  • Let the light fill your eyes. So, you can see good in every human being, see good in adverse conditions and be able to see the silver lining in all events of your lives. 
  • Let the light fill your ears. So, you can hear the love, laughter and happiness of your loved ones, family and friends all around you. 
  • Let the light fill your nose. So, you can smell the good aroma of your food and good fragrances in mother nature. 
  • Now the light comes down and reaches your mouth. So, you can speak sweetly and softly to everyone and will not speak or utter a word of lie. 
  • Keeping your eyes closed; imagine the bright light coming down and filling your shoulders, making them strong so you can carry on your responsibilities to the best of your abilities. 
  • Feel the glow of light, warming your hands and palms. Let your actions always be good and right and your hands be strong so you can help people in need. 
  • Now the light comes down and reaches your heart. Imagine it removing all heartaches, sadness and darkness from all corners, filling your entire heart with unconditional love, kindness, compassion, acceptance and forgiveness because there is no place for darkness to hide. 
  • Now imagine the light growing wider and wider, filling your entire body, making every part and organ in your body strong and healthy. 
  • Now feel the warmth and light reaching out to your legs, making them strong so you can walk on the path of righteousness. Your entire body is glowing in this light and you are blessed in this golden light. 
  • Now imagine the light growing wider and wider. Take a deep breath and fill the light in your home. Fill every nook and corner of your home with this light and create the home you want, filled with love, laughter and happiness of your loved ones, family and your friends. 
  • Now the light is getting wider and wider, blessing everything and everyone in its path. Your neighborhood, blessing all your neighbors and friends. Blessing your city, your state, your country and beyond the seven seas to the entire world. The entire universe is glowing in this light and we all have become one. We are blessed in this golden light with good health and happiness. And there is no one who can stop this light from shining. 
  • Now, we are going to request this divine light to teach us how-to live-in peace and harmony with love and respect.
    Enjoy the warmth and the energy of this divine light and take it into your body where you need it most to heal, let the warmth and energy heal you. Sit silently with your eyes closed and enjoy the peace and healing within you. Enjoy it for some time. When you are ready to complete, bring your hands together, rub them and bless yourself.
    Express your gratitude and gently open your eyes without any judgment.

Complete your meditation with little prayer. “Loka Samasta Sukhenu bhavantu”, (May the entire universe be filled with peace, joy, love and light).  AUM shanti shanti shanti.

Next month, we will learn another meditation technique before connecting with the elements inside us. Until then take care, be well and stay safe.

Love – Jaya

 

Healing with Yoga Therapy – July 2021

By Jaya Gupta

Dear neighbors and friends, 

Spring came and left before we even realized it was here. We barely had a chance to enjoy nice walks in the cool mornings and evenings before we plunged into the hot summer. I hope that you have been practicing the breathing techniques you have learned so far because they will help you to calm your mind and prepare you for meditation.

Are you inspired after reading the benefits of meditation and are ready to try? Sometimes experiencing the limitless potential and the timeless power of the unknown universe feels scarier than the frantic life style and all frustrations of this known world.  But once you know the truth that we all are made of energy, and connecting with that higher cosmic energy and light, you can align your mind, body and soul with the highest potential. By channeling that energy, you can experience the stillness and peace within, heal yourself and create a blissful, healthy and happy life with a purpose.  

Meditation is a practice of that involves bringing your awareness inwards. The focus of your inward attention could be on a mantra (Om) with or without deep breath, a vision, an emotion, an area of your body that needs healing, etc. There is no right or wrong way to meditate. Finding a few minutes for yourself to recenter, focus or turn within to experience the calmness and wisdom can be as close as your breath.

 

Getting Ready to Meditate:

          You don’t need to go to the Himalayas, a retreat or even to sit in a full lotus position to meditate.  All you need to do is to find a quiet place in your home, away from all distractions. You may sit comfortably in front of:

  • An east facing window to enjoy the morning Sun and soak in some Vitamin D,
  • A west facing window to enjoy the evening meditation, or
  • An altar with a candle, a lamp or any object to focus on.

          If you wish to meditate sitting in a chair, cover your chair with a meditation mat or a sheet. Do not place your feet on the bare floor.  Instead, place your bare feet on a cushion or cloth. If you sit on a mat on the floor, initially make yourself comfortable sitting on a cushion against the wall until you become comfortable sitting in the cross-legged position.

If you wish, you can cover yourself with a shawl. The shawl and the mat will absorb the energy you create. This energy helps you to center and focus faster as you grow into deeper meditations.

Meditation Techniques:

          You are now ready to meditate. The first simple steps of meditation are:

  1. Focus on your Breath: Sit with your eyes partially closed and focus on your breath. Inhale through your nose slowly and deeply (deep breath). Exhale through your nose all the way. Continue repeating. The goal here is to clear your mind of all thoughts. After focusing on your breath for a few minutes, you should notice that there will be no thoughts.
  1. Focus on an Object: Place an object (e.g., a beautiful picture of a flower, an idol or a candle) in front of you. Keep breathing while you focus on the object for a few minutes. Then gently close your eyes. If it’s a candle, focus on the bottom center, the non-flickering part of the flame. Keep breathing and focus with your “mind’s eye.”
  1. Mantra Meditation: Choose a mantra like “Om” (also spelled as “Aum”), which encompasses the present and the future and means “the omnipresent” or “the first sound from the beginning of time.” Om is a good mantra and a cosmic sound, whose vibrations are in the atmosphere all the time.

Take a deep breath and bring those vibrations inwards. As you exhale, bring your awareness to navel area, the heart and to your head. Keep breathing and repeating over and over, focusing on these areas.

The vibrations you are creating, go out through the soft spot in your head and mix with the vibrations of Om in the atmosphere and comes back through the soft spot on your head and hit your Pituitary and Pineal glands, which start to vibrate. This vibration hits your Vagus nerve, which sends signal to all the nerves allowing your body to calm down. After a few minutes, there will be no thoughts in your head.

          A 2018 study, published in the Asian Journal of Psychiatry, noted that om chanting is associated with an experience of relaxation, specifically citing beneficial changes in the autonomic nervous system (which regulates heart rate, blood pressure, metabolism, and other internal functions) and deactivation of limbic brain regions (an area that controls emotion, memories, and arousal). Researchers also observed brain activity during the om chanting, similar to that created by vagus nerve stimulation, which is used to treat depression and epilepsy. 

Another 2018 study found that chanting om loudly for 30 minutes significantly increased theta brain waves, signaling deep relaxation. A similar 2019 study showed that it changes delta waves too, which are the same waves experienced when in a deep, dreamless sleep.

Over time, you will find your own personal focus and style of meditation that resonates with you. The objective is to find a path that gives you comfort and offers an opening that allows you to find deeper meaning in life. So, whether you focus on your breath, a prayer, an object or a particular part of your body to heal, try to find a few minutes every day in your busy life to connect with this cosmic energy and light, to create a blissful, healthy and happy life.

Please send me an email at jayagupta.lotus@gmail.com and join us for guided meditation classes via Zoom in the comfort of your own home on Mondays at 11:00 a.m. and/or Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Next month we will build on these skills and learn other meditations.  Thanks, and until next month, take care, be well and stay safe.

Love – Jaya

Healing with Yoga Therapy – June 2021

By Jaya Gupta

 

Dear neighbors and friends, 

 

Spring is here, trees are on full blooms and the weather is perfect for walking. I hope that sinus sufferers have been practicing their Bee breath and have found some relief by doing that. Don’t give up, keep doing the Bee breath and the next season would be better than this one or the problem may disappear completely. As promised, this month we will talk about meditation. It has been my savior since Covid tsunami hit India. The first question is “what is meditation.”

There is so much published research work on this topic that most of us would probably answer that meditation calms our mind and makes us happy. The truth is that it does much more than that. Meditation is not a state of happiness, as the happiness and unhappiness are only modifications of the mind. Meditation leads you beyond all modifications of the mind.

 

To truly understand meditation, one needs to experience it. We all have sometime experienced meditative state, when focusing while playing, cooking our holiday meals or studying. To experience real meditation, one needs to have a calm mind and controlled attention to go deep into the utter solitude.

I am listing below benefits of meditation from many research works, hoping that it would inspire you to try it.

Benefits of Meditation:

1. Mental Health Benefits: Creates super mind by increasing grey matter concentration in areas of the brain involved in learning and memory. Long-term meditation enhances the ability to generate gamma waves in the brain.

  • Increases mental Strength and focus
  • Increase memory retention and recall
  • Better cognitive thinking and creativity
  • Better information Processing
  • Better Decision making and problem solving
  • Increases awareness of your unconscious mind

2. Performance Benefits: Creates healthier bodies due to improve immune system . Meditators have a thicker prefrontal cortex and right anterior insula. It might offset the loss of cognitive ability with old age.

  • Improves focus, attention, and ability to work under stress
  • Improves information processing and decision-making
  • Helps ignore distraction and manage ADHD
  • Helps allocate limited brain resources
  • Prevents you from falling in the trap of multitasking too often
  • Improves your mood and psychological well-being
  • Makes you stronger against pain and relieves pain better than morphine

 

  1. Physical Benefits: If you don’t like medication, try meditation. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
  • Improves energy level, breathing and heart rate
  • Reduce blood pressure
  • Increases longevity
  • Decreases heart and brain problems
  • Helps prevent asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia and inflammatory bowel disease on cellular-level and manage psoriasis
  • Lessons menopausal and premenstrual problems
  • Affects genes that control stress and immunity
  • Reduces risk of Alzheimer’s and premature death
  1. Emotional Benefits: Loving-kindness meditation improves empathy and positive relationships.
  • Lessons stress, worry, anxiety, fear, guilt, loneliness and depression
  • Enhances self-esteem and self acceptance
  • Improves resilience against pain and adversity
  • Increases optimism, relaxation and awareness
  • Prevents emotional eating, smoking
  • Develops positive connections
  • Improves mood and emotional intelligence
  1. Spiritual Benefits: It brings peace of mind, positive feelings, and helps you connect to a deeper sense of purpose in your life. Spirituality unites oneself with God or higher Self.

 

Please send me an email on jayagupta.lotus@gmail.com and join us in Zoom classes in the comfort of your home on Mondays at 11:00 a.m. and/or Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Next month we will talk about different ways to calm our mind to experience it because meditation is not a technique but “It is pure intention”. Thanks, and until next month, take care, be well and stay safe. Love – Jaya

 

Healing with Yoga Therapy – March 2021
By Jaya Gupta

Dear neighbors and friends, 

 Hope all is well with you and many of you have got your first shot of the Covid19 vaccine. Regardless of whether you have got the vaccine or not, stay safe and keep well. Spring will be here pretty soon and with that come pollen allergy pains and sinus problems. I hope that you have read about Yogic Deep Breathing and Alternate Nostril Breathing in February Regency Reporter as well as in Ron Post’s Emailer, have seen the video and are practicing them. These are the two most widely used Yogic breaths. Deep breathing will be an essential part of every yogic breath you will learn. To reap 100% benefit of any yogic breath it is important to do Deep breathing properly.

As promised, this month we will learn Bhramari or Humming Bee breath. This breath is very powerful not only to help with sinus, but also alleviates headaches, migraines, stress, anger, insomnia and sleeping disorders, calms nerves, reduces blood pressure, etc. It speeds up the healing of body tissues and can be practiced after many surgeries.However, check with your physician or an experienced therapist before starting the practice. This breath also strengthens and improves the voice and eliminates throat ailments. After clearing your nose and then practicing three rounds of this breath in the morning and before going to bed in the night will keep you happy for many hours and give you a good night sleep. One can overcome his/her sinus problems after practicing this breath for a few seasons. Yogic breaths are pretty powerful and have very subtle impact on your body. So please be careful and never overdo them. Again, I will try to explain this breath, but there is more to the breath than I can put on paper. So please send me an email on Jayagupta.lotus@gmail.com and join us for Zoom classes on Mondays at 11:00 and/or Wednesdays at 10:30.

Things to remember before practicing any yogic breath:

1. Avoid breathing practice when you have cold or when you are sick.

2. Always first clean your nose with warm water and take all the gunk out. If you have sinus issues, you can use neti pot.

3. Brush your teeth and wash your face or take shower. Do not take shower immediately after the practice.

4. Always breath in and out through the nose unless instructed otherwise, learn and practice first in the guidance of a yoga teacher.

5. The best times to practice are early mornings and after the sunset, and on empty stomach.

6. Sit in a comfortable meditative posture on a mat or in a chair with spine, neck and head erect but relaxed.

7. Most important is to Avoid Strain. Listen to your body and stop. Start slowly with a few breaths and increase very slowly over weeks, months and years. Rest between the breaths and never to overdo.

8. Sensation of inching, tingling, heat or cold, lightness or heaviness may occur due to purification or release of toxins.

9. Smokers should start very slow with just a few breaths and STOP smoking slowly and completely. Humming Bee Breath or Bhramari: In this breath you will be making the sound of a humming bumble bee from the upper part of your throat. The vibration will vibrate your larynx, moving up cleansing your three sinus cavities, vibrating Pituitary gland (a pea-sized body, which is the major endocrine gland body attached to the base of the brain) and Pineal gland (a pea-sized conical mass of tissue behind the third ventricle of the brain) and eventually vibrating your Vagus nerve. The vibration of the Vagus nerve sends signal to all nerves to calm down and that lowers stress and blood pressure.

First, we have to learn how to extend the length of our exhale from the nose by not losing air from the other four openings in our body (eyes, mouth, ears, and anus). We need to keep these four openings closed by sitting comfortably in meditative pose or in a chair, and only breathing through our nose. Close your eyes and mouth. Raise the arms sideways, bend your elbows bringing the hands to the ear. Press the flap of the ears with your thumb and place the other four fingers on top of the head on four sinus pressure points on both sides as shown in the picture.

1. Exhale, take a deep inhale and make a sound of humming bumble bee from upper part of your throat as you exhale.

2. Do three times, bring your hands down and rest for a few seconds.

3. Repeat two more rounds and bring your hands down in your lap. Place your hands on top of each other and thumbs touching together. There will be no thoughts in your head and you will experience the p

eace with in you. You are now ready for your meditation.
If you do not feel the pleasant effect of this breath, please join our zoom session or learn under the guidance of a yoga instructor. Keep practicing and I hope that you can overcome many issues mentioned above or keep sinus problems at the bay.

Next month, I will answer some of the questions asked. If you have any, please send me an email.

Until then, take care, be well

and stay safe. Love – Jaya

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Healing with Yoga Therapy – March 2021
By Jaya Gupta

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Dear neighbors and friends, 

Hope that you all have got your vaccination done and are ready to meet again in person as soon as the club house  opens. Spring will be here soon; flowers will bloom and that will bring pollens. I hope that sinus sufferers have been practicing their Bee breath.

As promised, here are the answers to questions that I have received through email. I will try my best to explain it here but there is much more to breathing than what I can put on paper. So please send me an email on Jayagupta.lotus@gmail.com and join us in Zoom classes in the comfort of your home on Monday at 11:00 AM and/or Wednesday at 10:30 AM to understand and do the practice with me.

Ron Post has been kind enough to put my videos in the emailer for you to watch and learn what is presented here.

Question 1: What if I am doing Deep breathing wrong?

1A: If you are not doing Deep breathing correctly, nothing will go wrong physically except that you will not have full benefit of this breath. If you are not reaching below your navel after inhale, you are probably doing shallow breath only.

1B: You can start doing Deep breathing incorrectly if your breath has reversed. It can sometimes happen if one is under stress. A reversed breath means that when you are exhaling, your abs and tummy inflate and when you are inhaling, they deflate. To correct the breath and overcome this problem, please practice as explained below in 1C.

1C: Alternate way of doing Deep breath in the beginning until you become good at it: Lie down on your back and place both hands below the navel (watch the video). Inhale, take a deep breath and feel your abs rising, Exhale and press your abs with both hands until all the air is out. Visualize the movement of the breath from abs to nose when exhaling and nose to abs when inhaling.

Question 2: What will happen if I am doing Alternate Nostril breathing wrong? Nothing significant will happen if you are breathing in and out without going from one nostril to the other. Your blood pressure will not go down and your nerves will not calm down; you will be just balancing the temperature of your body. In yoga, the right side of our body is called “hot, sun or male body” and the left side of our body is called “cool, moon or female body”. An easy way to remember is that our heart is on the left and female are supposed to be more nurturing. When our body temperature is normal 98.6 F, we are in balance and feel good. By breathing only from one side, one can increase or decrease body’s temperature as yogis do on high altitudes to keep themselves warm or in hot summer to cool themselves down. In hot weather, you can cool yourself down in 30 seconds to a minute by closing your right nostril and breathing only from the left nostril. If your hands and feet are getting very cold, you can close the left nostril and breath from the right to warm yourself up. Please watch the video for full explanation.

Next month, we will learn the cooling breath to help us cool down in hot weather and to get rid of “Hot flashes” if you still get them. Until then, take care, be well and stay safe. Love – Jaya

TO VIEW THE VIDEO JUST CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1a5t4LFnxGNTOOd0gR9WpIGTfMMcb9B6w/view

Healing with Yoga Therapy
By Jaya Gupta

Dear neighbors and friends, 

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 Hope all is well with you and many of you have got your first shot of the Covid19 vaccine. Regardless of whether you have got
the vaccine or not, stay safe and keep well. Spring will be here pretty soon and with that come pollen allergy pains and sinus
problems. I hope that you have read about Yogic Deep Breathing and Alternate Nostril Breathing in February Regency Reporter
as well as in Ron Post’s Emailer, have seen the video and are practicing them. These are the two most widely used Yogic
breaths. Deep breathing will be an essential part of every yogic breath you will learn. To reap 100% benefit of any yogic breath
it is important to do Deep breathing properly.

.
As promised, this month we will learn Bhramari or Humming Bee breath. This breath is very powerful not only to help
with sinus, but also alleviates headaches, migraines, stress, anger, insomnia and sleeping disorders, calms nerves,
reduces blood pressure, etc. It speeds up the healing of body tissues and can be practiced after many surgeries.
However, check with your physician or an experienced therapist before starting the practice. This breath also
strengthens and improves the voice and eliminates throat ailments. After clearing your nose and then practicing three
rounds of this breath in the morning and before going to bed in the night will keep you happy for many hours and give you a
good night sleep. One can overcome his/her sinus problems after practicing this breath for a few seasons. Yogic breaths are
pretty powerful and have very subtle impact on your body. So please be careful and never overdo them. Again, I will try to
explain this breath, but there is more to the breath than I can put on paper. So please send me an email on
Jayagupta.lotus@gmail.com and join us for Zoom classes on Mondays at 11:00 and/or Wednesdays at 10:30.

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Things to remember before practicing any yogic breath:

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1. Avoid breathing practice when you have cold or when you are sick.
2. Always first clean your nose with warm water and take all the gunk out. If you have sinus issues, you can use neti
pot.
3. Brush your teeth and wash your face or take shower. Do not take shower immediately after the practice.
4. Always breath in and out through the nose unless instructed otherwise, learn and practice first in the guidance of a
yoga teacher.
5. The best times to practice are early mornings and after the sunset, and on empty stomach.
6. Sit in a comfortable meditative posture on a mat or in a chair with spine, neck and head erect but relaxed.
7. Most important is to Avoid Strain. Listen to your body and stop. Start slowly with a few breaths and increase very
slowly over weeks, months and years. Rest between the breaths and never to overdo.
8. Sensation of inching, tingling, heat or cold, lightness or heaviness may occur due to purification or release of toxins.
9. Smokers should start very slow with just a few breaths and STOP smoking slowly and completely.

.
Humming Bee Breath or Bhramari: In this breath you will be making the sound of a humming bumble bee from the upper
part of your throat. The vibration will vibrate your larynx, moving up cleansing your three sinus cavities, vibrating Pituitary
gland (a pea-sized body, which is the major endocrine gland body attached to the base of the brain) and Pineal gland (a pea-
sized conical mass of tissue behind the third ventricle of the brain) and eventually vibrating your Vagus nerve. The vibration of
the Vagus nerve sends signal to all nerves to calm down and that lowers stress and blood pressure.

.
First, we have to learn how to extend the length of our exhale from the nose by not losing air from the other four openings in our body (eyes, mouth, ears, and anus). We need to keep these four openings closed by sitting comfortably in meditative pose or in a chair, and only breathing through our nose. Close your eyes and mouth. Raise the arms sideways, bend your elbows bringing
the hands to the ear. Press the flap of the ears with your thumb and place the other four fingers on top of the head on four sinus
pressure points on both sides as shown in the picture.

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1. Exhale, take a deep inhale and make a sound of humming bumble bee from upper part of your throat as you exhale.

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2. Do three times, bring your hands down and rest for a few seconds.

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3. Repeat two more rounds and bring your hands down in your lap. Place your hands on top of each other and thumbs
touching together. There will be no thoughts in your head and you will experience the peace with in you. You are now
ready for your meditation.

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If you do not feel the pleasant effect of this breath, please join our zoom session or learn under the guidance of a yoga
instructor. Keep practicing and I hope that you can overcome many issues mentioned above or keep sinus problems at the bay.
Next month, I will answer some of the questions asked. If you have any, please send me an email. Until then, take care, be well
and stay safe. Love – Jaya

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DEEP BREATHING VIDEO – BY JAYA GUPTA – REGENCY RESIDENT
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One of our residents (Jaya Gupta) has provided Regency with a link to her showing everyone about deep breathing.
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Watch and learn a few yogic breaths or Pranayama to help in headaches, migraines, insomnia, sleeping disorders, lowering one’s blood pressure, clearing mental fog, etc. A few minutes of proper breathing every day and a few changes to take care of your sinus area will improve your life from the above issues as well as from low energy and lethargic body. Please read the entire article “Healing with Yoga Therapy by Jaya Gupta”  in the  February issue of Regency Reporter before starting the following practices. The March issue of Regency Reporter will talk about sinus breath.  

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Deep Breath: It is also called abdominal breath, three-part breath (filling three parts of your lungs) or sedative breath and is a good one to fall asleep. 

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Alternate Nostril Breathing (Anuloma-Viloma or Calming Breath): As the name indicates, in this breath you are alternatively breathing from both nostrils and the durations of inhalation and exhalation are controlled. It is a good breath for mental clarity, stress reduction by calming your entire nervous system and to lower your blood pressure.  DO NOT STRAIN. Enjoy… love – Jaya

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This is a link to a Deep Breathing Video deep breath.MOV..
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