The Art of Breath

Any experienced yogi can attest to the healing powers of breathing. While we breathe in and out each day with no thought, the act of controlled and conscious breathing lends itself to greater relaxation and a more meaningful meditation experience.

As a part of the yogic tradition, pranayama (breathing) is practiced regularly, often at the start of a yoga session and then again as a part of the cool down regimen. There are three main types of pranayama in yoga: ujjayi, dirgha, and nadi shodhana. Each of the techniques aims to bring a higher awareness to the yogi and relax the central nervous system. To be a mastery of yoga, you must be able to first gain a mastery of your breathing and become aware of the mind-body connection it helps to facilitate.

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