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Kumbhaka Pranayama: Breathwork for Longevity

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Kumbhaka Pranayama is a conscious breathing exercise that is great for improving and maintaining heart and brain health. It is also said to increase your longevity. In Sanskrit, Kumbhaka means Breath Retention. There are two types of Kumbhaka used in SOMA Breath: Sahita Where the breath is held intentionally. SOMA Breath uses Antara Kumbhaka, where …

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How Is SOMA Breath Different To Other Breathwork Modalities?

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A lot of people ask the difference between SOMA Breath and other breathwork techniques. I will answer this question for you in this article. I will briefly discuss three popular breathwork modalities, followed by Pranayama, and then finally we will discuss how exactly SOMA Breath fits into the equation. Holotropic Breathwork This popular breathwork practice …

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Ecstatic Dance: Substance Free Partying!

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Ecstatic Dance is an opportunity for like-minded people to dance like nobody’s watching! There are no moves to follow, and it is entirely improvised! That means you literally can’t do any “wrong” or “bad” moves! Ecstatic Dance simply provides a chance to fully express yourself and quiet the mind while celebrating the transforming effects of …

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Using Psychedelic Plant Medicines in Your Life

Our first post in this series on psychedelic plant medicines looked at some of the most powerful and interesting trippy healing substances that appear in nature. We looked at the spiritual power of the ayahuasca brew, the anti-depressant effects of magic mushrooms, peyote and San Pedro, and the anti-addictive and painkilling properties of Salvia divinorum. So now you’ve …

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The Pharmacology of Psychedelic Plant Medicines

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The world is full of natural remedies that can treat physical conditions – plants with anti-inflammatory properties, roots that fight cancer, fermented foods that protect your gut. But some plant medicines carry an extra punch… The first humans that came across psychedelic plant medicines might have experienced more than they bargained for! Eating some species of plants …

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