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.When you think of exercises that can help you relax, yoga is often the default. This is because yoga is all about remaining calm while maintaining some uncomfortable positions that slowly become more comfortable the longer you practice. Yoga is even a great way to help kids relax, as it can decrease stress and improve attention and behavior, according to a study by Wayne State University. And heck, if yoga can help even children find their calm, then you know that’s powerful stuff! Calming yoga is wonderfully beneficial in clearing the cobwebs from your mind and helping you to find your center. How to breathe better
1. 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.
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. The Art of Pranayama: Breathwork
The breath is the foundation of our yoga practice. In this lesson we will introduce the concept of prana and how energy can flow optimally through the body to create more strength, ease, and vitality. Follow Grokker Yoga Expert Siri Peterson to explore a three-part breath that will allow you to access your fullest lung capacity. To solidify the lessons of this Grokker Premium video, we will move into ujayyi breath, the essential breath that will accompany your Hatha yoga practice. All Levels.
4. How to breathe better
This is an instructional video about breathwork basics and two pranayama teachniques - the three part yogic breath and nadi sodhana.