How To Center Your Breathing In Yoga

How To Center Your Breathing In Yoga

Article by Jeff LaDouceur

Centering Your Yoga Breathing

Yoga Breathing is all about life,When breath departs, so too does life. One of the easiest ways to center your breathing is through breathing exercises or (pranayama) for a calmer you. These are practical, easy-to-learn Techniques of Yoga breathing exercises, or pranyama, that reduce stress effectively and can be done almost anywhere. Yoga centered breathing exercises improve your mental health beyond anything that you could imagine unless you experience this for yourself. Yoga breathing teaches natural and optimal centered breathing techniques in four steps, which simply put is 1)INHALE (feel your breath flowing into the center of your being.) 2)HOLD (feel the light inside you. 3)EXHALE (Slowly as you can) and 4)HOLD (preparing mentally to pull the air back into).


Practice (pranayama)

First of all we practice breathing from the diaphragm. Practice observing your breath as often as possible. Practice a lot first listening and tuning into the sound of your breath. Proper exhalation is considered as the most important part of Pranayama practice. A good place to begin your breathing by practicing Surya Bhedana. An exercise where you inhale through the right nostril and exhale through the left, holding the inhaled breath as long as possible before exhaling. Some have been able to develop an ability to do this without using the fingers to close either nostril. For now use your fingers. The traditional technique is practiced the following way. After pressing the index and middle fingers of the right hand against the palm of that hand, use the thumb to close the right nostril and the ring and little fingers to close the left nostril. When both nostrils are open, the fingers rest on the bridge of the nose. Repeat this ten times and slowly build up a to forty. Don’t force things and have patience with yourself and be careful if you get light headed then stop and try again.

Centering Yourself in Yoga Exercise

One of the Principles of Yoga is Pranayama or Breathing Exercise which promotes proper breathing at it’s highest level. Just make sure that you know the proper way of breathing before doing these exercises. Bear in mind that these are very powerful exercises, so practice them slowly and know your limits. It is possible to become lightheaded if it is done incorrectly. If you are a yoga beginner advanced breathing exercise should be learned from an experienced teacher

Centered Yoga breathing is a great method for relieving stress and improving oxygen flow. The body can go for many weeks without food and days without water or sleep, but we can’t survive but a few minutes without air, yet we all tend to take it for granted.. Funny that most people don’t learn to do something properly that is so vital to life. Yoga breathing helps gets rid of toxins and wastes from the system. Yoga breathing improves the your concentration and focus. Yoga breathing improves many aspects of your life. Centered Yoga breathing can bring so many benefits to every part of every day, no matter what you do for a living or leisure.

Many people experience light headedness or lose consciousness while practicing Breathing Techniques, whether basic or advanced exercises. That is the very reason the ancient Yogis developed different types of Breathing Techniques, from Beginner or Basic to Advanced Breathing Techniques. Basic yogic breathing techniques are explained simply so that we can work with this amazing ancient science right away. The toughest part of starting anything new is the forming of new, positive habits. If you have any discomfort what so ever while practicing these breathing techniques, stop and try again later. As you become more and more used to the yoga positions and breathing techniques, you can practice your positions without the use of your hands.

The Sanskrit word pranayama means to release life energy from its bounds. Yoga breathing shows us how to breathe slowly and deeply and to center ourselves in yoga.- the correct way.

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Jeff LaDouceur Kenpoist, Fitness fanatic, and Yoga Enthusiast. Brings you the most up to date information on Yoga.

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