Bhramari Pranayama, sometimes called “bumble bee breath” is used to magnify the production of nitric oxide (NO). Increasing NO has…
Last Updated on August 3, 2023
While it can certainly be said that movement in general aids blood circulation, I wanted to add a particular movement to the mix. There is very significant opportunity to improve circulation via the vessel dilating ability of nitric oxide – and this we can achieve with breath work. Particular movement patterns that have a massaging effect of multiple internal organs can be quite effective as well.
Turning and Gazing, a movement from the set known as The Twelve Rivers, is such a movement. This was the closing movement in our featured set in class this week where we took an extract from The Twelve Rivers to create a 5 Elements practice bookended by forms for the Fire element. This one is a bit cloudy to narrate, so I’ve reached into the pandemic era archives and found that I featured this movement in a series I call the “Sunday Lookup”. Enjoy a quick peek at Turning and Gazing. A note on the breathing – the entire movement going to one side, through middle to the other side and then finishing back in the middle is done over a long exhale.