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.Lion's Breath - Foundations of Yoga
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 For When You Are SICK - Yoga With Adriene
We've been getting a lot of emails from people who are sick with winter colds and other ick! Here's a gentle restorative yoga practice for when you are sick.
3. Breath of Fire - Pranayama Series
Learn a new yoga breath technique with Adriene! In this pranayama practice we tackle the Breath Of Fire or Kapalabhati. This powerful breath is rhythmic and consists of short strong exhales and passive inhales. It works the diaphragm and when practiced regularly can benefit the entire muscular body, remove scary toxins and sharpen your focus! Breath Of Fire is a cleansing breath that can reboot the system and is especially yummy during winter months when the respiratory system/bronchial passages could perhaps use some extra TLC. Go deeper with Kapalabhati Pranayama!
4. Yoga Routine for Beginners
In this routine, Tara works on breathing and flow, an excellent series for beginners and a great refresher for you veterans out there.
5. How to breathe better
This is an instructional video about breathwork basics and two pranayama teachniques - the three part yogic breath and nadi sodhana.
6. Lion's Breath - Foundations of Yoga
Learn Lions Breath or Simhasana with Adriene! In this video we break down this pranayama practice and pose. We remind ourselves to have fun, let go of what people think and to invite in a practice that serves you! Explore this breath practice in many shapes or whilst in traffic. Take a moment to find what feels good! Smile!
7. Yoga & Asthma Relief
Here are a few exercises to relieve the symptoms of asthma.