Today’s article relates to the significance of using effective breathing techniques whilst performing yoga exercises. Often disregarded as something trivial, once truly mastered it can be beneficial in more ways then one.
Yoga is an apparatus we can all use to help counteract the stresses of everyday life. Diaphragmatic breathing allows us to bring down our heart rate whilst also helping transition our mind into a heightened feeling of zen when working out.
“Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts. Whenever your mind becomes scattered, use your breath as the means to take hold of your mind again.”Quotation from Thich Nhat Hanh.
There are a few cues you can use to help with practising deeper breathing:
- Starting in the Savasana pose.
- Begin to clear your mind, focusing only on empty thoughts.
- Slowly close your eyes and become self-aware of your breathing patterns. Breath in through the nose and out through the mouth.
- Start to turn inside, with the sole task of following the coming and going of your breath. When the mind wanders, slowly just bring back your attention to your breathing.
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