IMPORTANCE OF BREATHING IN YOGA

“Explore the deep physiological and emotional benefits of pairing consistent breath with yogic movement”

Why is there so much focus on the breath of yoga? What is the link between yoga and breath, and why is it so important?  What is the exact way to balancing you are breathing with yoga?

In a usual yoga class, we are instructed to focus on breathing, breathe deeply, Inhale and Exhale properly.

What effect does the breath have on us, and our yoga practice?

Breathing obviously plays an important part of everyday life, whether you’re doing yoga or not. Usually, we don’t focus on breathing during a day, in a yoga class, breathing is just as important as the poses and serves a greater purpose. Each inhales and exhale can energize, calm, and help you form a deeper mind-body connection.

Breath And Length Of Life

“A yogi measures the span of life by the number of breaths, not by the number of years”

-Swami Sivananda

It is said that if you breathe 15 times per minute, you will live to 75 or 80 years. If you breathe 10 times per minute you will live to 100. The speed of breathing will represent the future length of life. If you breathe fast, your life will be shortened. This is why dogs have short lives.

NOW you’re breathing – this is abdominal breathing. It’s the first-way beginning yoga students are taught to breathe. As you read through this blog, keep breathing down into your belly.

There are three main compartments to the lungs, and most of us spend all day shallow breathing just into the upper lobes of the lungs. This means that only you have taken the small amount of air and that oxygen contained in that air has to feed every single cell in your body.

But the right way to breathe is diaphragmatic breathing.  You know you’re using a supported diaphragm to breathe when your lower ribs expand outward and you are breathing into your spine.

Breathe properly and you send oxygen flooding into every single cell in your body. Your cells breath. The air doesn’t just come into your lungs, it’s taken to every single cell in your body via your circulation system. Every cell in your body inhales the oxygen and exhales the carbon dioxide – a process called respiration.

Breathing is important because our cells constantly need a new supply of oxygen so they can produce energy – without this vital oxygen, cellular function is impaired, and damage or cell death is possible.

Prana like this:

In prana, the root word ‘pra,’ means ‘to fill,’ is added to the root word, ‘an, creating the new meaning ‘the life that fills with the breath.’

Prana commonly translates as ‘air,’ ‘breath,’ ‘spirit,’ ‘life,’ ‘life force,’ ‘energy,’ ‘subtle energy,’ or ‘the upwards moving energy currents within the body.’

Prana is a subtle form of energy. Prana literally means ‘breathing forth’ the universal life force.

Ujjayi Breath

Let me introduce you to Ujjayi Breath.

This pranayama is sometimes done in association with posture, not like a number of the opposite styles of pranayama. Ujjayi breath is that the form of breath employed in a Vinyasa/Ashtanga kind of follow. it’s the most important style of breathing used to your flow and practice a lot of strenuous poses. After you begin to normal position and move a lot of into the restful poses, it is time to relinquishing of this fashion of respiratory and to permit the breath to be a lot of natural. Ujjayi breath is each restful and energizing. Typically I realize myself continuously breathing so in this way of deep meditation or throughout deep absorption or concentration.

How to practice the Ujjayi Breath?

Close your eyes, imagine trying down the nose, softly smile and start to elongate the breath.

Next shut the rear of the throat slightly such as you do after you whisper one thing. you must currently feel the flow of air moving through the rear of the throat. Keep the mouth closed whereas you are doing this. The sound of your breath is slightly just like the sound of the wind through the trees.

Listening to the breath permits the breath to totally flourish. Keep the sound and length of the breath an equivalent on the in and out the breath.

Practise this kind of respiratory throughout your position apply and whenever else you are feeling am passionate about it.

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