20 Sep Full Yogic Breath
Do you want to relieve stress, refresh the mind, and feel better? Improper breathing can become a habit. Change your emotional and physical well being by practicing this daily breathing exercise.
It is suggested that you intentionally practice this breath daily to create a new habit of proper full yogic breaths. With time you will naturally start to incorporate this breath in more and more of your daily activities.
In this video I will teach you how to practice the Full Yogic Breath. I encourage you to try this breathing technique for 10 minutes every day and watch what happens.
Full Yogic Breath
Begin in a comfortable position, whether this means lying or sitting, with a straight spine.
Bring your hands together, touching each finger to the second knuckle of the opposite hand.
Place your hands over your navel.
Take a full breath all the way down to the belly. Allow the hands to expand as your belly does. Allow the breath to expand in all directions, front, sides, and back of the body.
Exhale fully, drawing the belly down to the spine.
After 3 minutes raise the hands to the ribs, allowing pinky fingers to hang off the edge of the rib cage.
Breath deep into the belly and up to the ribs. Allow the breath to expand in all directions, front, sides, and back of the body.
After 3 more minutes bring hands to the chest, fingers resting above the collarbones. Breath into the belly all the way up the torso to the sternum, shoulders, and base of the neck. Notice the collarbones expand.
After 3 more minutes (9 minutes total) release the hands to your sides to rest. Continue taking full yogic breaths for 1 more minute. Allow the breath to come into the belly, up the body to the collarbones. If there is a natural pause, pause for a moment. And then exhale from the collarbones down to the bottom of the belly. Expanding and contracting.
Allow the breath to come and go with fluidity throughout the entire practice. Avoid straining the breath.
Notice how you feel before reopening your eyes and continuing with your day.
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