We Need a COVID-19 Vaccine. We Also Need Transparency About Its Development

The authorization of an effective vaccine will mark perhaps the biggest turning point in the battle against coronavirus, but only if enough people are willing to get vaccinated. There have been substantial declines in public willingness to get vaccinated against COVID-19, despite immense, unprecedented public investments in vaccine development. In one survey, barely half of Americans said they would get the vaccine as soon as it was available, numbers that will undermine the benefits of even a highly effective vaccine.It is no mystery why trust in a potential vaccine has plummeted. Operation Warp Speed, the Trump Administration’s $10 billion vaccine initiative, and other vaccine efforts have compressed processes that usually take years into months. This speed alone can raise concerns, but to date, that pace has been matched with strict adherence to the basic principles of scientific integrity. However, increasing politicization of key regulatory bodies and unexplained decisions in tri…

Pranayama 101: This Moving Breath Practice Will Teach You to Let Go

It’s all about fully exhaling for the maximum release.

Although the in and out breath have different effects on your mind and body, the quality of each helps bring out the best in the other. That’s why a deep exhalation is important: A release is required in order to usher in oxygenated blood during the inhalation, which gives us a boost of vitality. Here, Tias Little, who leads YJ’s online course Pranayama 101, shares a moving pranayama practice to help you facilitate a full release on the exhale.

Want to learn how to develop basic breath awareness as well as breath-manipulation techniques that will transform your practice? Join Pranayama 101: Breathing Practices for Vital Energy and Deep Relaxation. In this six-week online course, Tias Little, founder of Prajna Yoga and author of Yoga of the Subtle Body, will help you tap into the power of your breath for optimal mind, body, and spiritual well-being and to open energetic pathways for the flow of prana (life force). Learn more and sign up today!

This video is part of Yoga Journal's National Yoga Month 30-Day calendar of classes to help you recommit to your practice. See the full schedule, and how to enter to win a mat and free online yoga training, here.



Source: Yoga Journal

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