Pranayama is the practice of guiding breath. In yoga, we call this life force energy. The details of breath quality are inquisitively monitored, including texture, temperature, length, and depth, as well as the subtle spaces between each inhalation and exhalation. There are many different styles of pranayam exercises, all of which are meant to strengthen the respiratory system, enhance concentration, and energize the body.3-Part Breath Exercise (Pranayama) by Christina Robohm
Relieve pain, reduce stress, and ease insomnia with this short breath work (Pranayama) exercise, led by Grokker expert, Christina Robohm. Our breathing is influenced by our thoughts, and our thoughts and physiology can be influenced by our breath. Learning to breathe consciously and with awareness can be a valuable tool in helping to restore balance in the mind and body.
2. Yoga to Calm The Mind: Breathe
Warm up with a 10-minute sequence of meditative postures to elongate the abdomen, chest, and side body. Then alleviate anxiety with breathing practices to center the mind amid stress. Anxiety creates poor breathing habits by constantly stimulating the autonomic nervous system, ultimately changing the way we breathe. These poor breathing habits, which are caused by anxiety, actually contribute to the anxiety itself, creating a viscous cycle. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Siri Peterson in this Grokker Premium video to rejuvenate the power of a healthy, natural breath. Let your breath bring you peace...
3. Ujjai Breath and the Three Part Breath
This video offers a short primer on the intrinsic, powerful benefits of effortless breath control. These two practices are meant to assist you in any yoga practice by giving you basic exercises to strengthen your diaphragmatic focus through each inhale and exhale. In this Grokker premium video, Anusara instructor Sam Shakti Brown reminds us how to focus on the breath in order to maximize the physical and emotional gratifications of yoga.