IMPORTANCE OF BREATHING IN YOGA

“Explore the deep physiological and emotional benefits of pairing consistent breath with yogic movement”

Why is there so much focus on the breath of yoga? What is the link between yoga and breath, and why is it so important?  What is the exact way to balancing you are breathing with yoga?

In a usual yoga class, we are instructed to focus on breathing, breathe deeply, Inhale and Exhale properly.

What effect does the breath have on us, and our yoga practice?

Breathing obviously plays an important part of everyday life, whether you’re doing yoga or not. Usually, we don’t focus on breathing during a day, in a yoga class, breathing is just as important as the poses and serves a greater purpose. Each inhales and exhale can energize, calm, and help you form a deeper mind-body connection.

Breath And Length Of Life

“A yogi measures the span of life by the number of breaths, not by the number of years”

-Swami Sivananda

It is said that if you breathe 15 times per minute, you will live to 75 or 80 years. If you breathe 10 times per minute you will live to 100. The speed of breathing will represent the future length of life. If you breathe fast, your life will be shortened. This is why dogs have short lives.

NOW you’re breathing – this is abdominal breathing. It’s the first-way beginning yoga students are taught to breathe. As you read through this blog, keep breathing down into your belly.

There are three main compartments to the lungs, and most of us spend all day shallow breathing just into the upper lobes of the lungs. This means that only you have taken the small amount of air and that oxygen contained in that air has to feed every single cell in your body.

But the right way to breathe is diaphragmatic breathing.  You know you’re using a supported diaphragm to breathe when your lower ribs expand outward and you are breathing into your spine.

Breathe properly and you send oxygen flooding into every single cell in your body. Your cells breath. The air doesn’t just come into your lungs, it’s taken to every single cell in your body via your circulation system. Every cell in your body inhales the oxygen and exhales the carbon dioxide – a process called respiration.

Breathing is important because our cells constantly need a new supply of oxygen so they can produce energy – without this vital oxygen, cellular function is impaired, and damage or cell death is possible.

Prana like this:

In prana, the root word ‘pra,’ means ‘to fill,’ is added to the root word, ‘an, creating the new meaning ‘the life that fills with the breath.’

Prana commonly translates as ‘air,’ ‘breath,’ ‘spirit,’ ‘life,’ ‘life force,’ ‘energy,’ ‘subtle energy,’ or ‘the upwards moving energy currents within the body.’

Prana is a subtle form of energy. Prana literally means ‘breathing forth’ the universal life force.

Ujjayi Breath

Let me introduce you to Ujjayi Breath.

This pranayama is sometimes done in association with posture, not like a number of the opposite styles of pranayama. Ujjayi breath is that the form of breath employed in a Vinyasa/Ashtanga kind of follow. it’s the most important style of breathing used to your flow and practice a lot of strenuous poses. After you begin to normal position and move a lot of into the restful poses, it is time to relinquishing of this fashion of respiratory and to permit the breath to be a lot of natural. Ujjayi breath is each restful and energizing. Typically I realize myself continuously breathing so in this way of deep meditation or throughout deep absorption or concentration.

How to practice the Ujjayi Breath?

Close your eyes, imagine trying down the nose, softly smile and start to elongate the breath.

Next shut the rear of the throat slightly such as you do after you whisper one thing. you must currently feel the flow of air moving through the rear of the throat. Keep the mouth closed whereas you are doing this. The sound of your breath is slightly just like the sound of the wind through the trees.

Listening to the breath permits the breath to totally flourish. Keep the sound and length of the breath an equivalent on the in and out the breath.

Practise this kind of respiratory throughout your position apply and whenever else you are feeling am passionate about it.

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Important guidelines for Yoga – Do’s and Don’ts of Yoga

Some People asked what is yoga?  Some People thinks doing yoga was just twisting and turning their bodies like pretzels, chanting and sitting like a statue, Is that Yoga?

People should aware to know what is yoga and what are its basic do’s and don’ts by writing this simple blog. Yoga is Ultimate, it is well-being, peace, and bliss. Yogic postures help strengthen the endocrine system and also bring the emotions under control through concentration and relaxation. Because of this capability to remain in relaxed symmetry has an important psychological effect.

Yogis, through their physical training, gradually learn to keep their psychological equilibrium unaltered to preserve a perfect psychological calmness in whatever environment they happen to find themselves. Yoga is the only way by which you could be achieved the important objective in life can be attained. To decode the great science and the benefits which it claims, it is essential to understand few basic do’s and don’t of YOGA which we often tend to neglect.

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Yoga Class Do’s:

Sitting:

If at any point in class you need a break, it’s perfectly ok to take a seat and chill out for as long as you want. There are students who will go to a yoga class and relax in Child’s Pose the entire time. Ain’t nothing wrong with that!

Loud breathing, gasping, sighing, etc: Yoga focuses heavily on uniting breath with movement. If the guided breathing has you making noises louder than usual, don’t sweat it. There’s no such thing as the “annoying mouth-breather” in yoga class.

Closing your eyes:

Your instructor is not a movie star, and will not mind in the slightest if would rather listen than watch.

Crying:

Yoga can be a deeply emotional experience to could memorize your past and crying to think which things you emotionally attached and crying is really quite good for you. That time you become speechless by your thoughts, your life, your practice and the tears start flowing, there’s no need to be embarrassed.

Falling:

There is no shame in challenging yourself to new asanas and not succeeding the first time. You will never grow and progress without a few falls, so get up and try again.

Farting:

A yoga class can be highly relaxing, sometimes to your own surprise. Both body and muscles are moving in fresh ways, and it’s perfectly normal for your gastrointestinal tract to get a little bubbly. If you let a little wind slip, there’s no need to turn red and slink out of the room. We’ve all done it. Seriously.

Taking your shirt off:

The yoga studio is a judgment-free zone and nobody is going to give you the side-eye if you would like to practice shirtless. Whatever makes you comfortable!

Yoga Class  Don’ts:

  • Women should refrain from regular yoga practice during their menses or pregnancy. However, for them, there are a specific set of asanas to be done.
  • Don’t Take or eat heavy food before yoga class at least Half hour before.
  • Don’t take shower or drink water for 30 minutes after doing yoga.
  • During illness, after operations, when there is a bandage either for sprains or fractures, one should refrain from Yoga Practice. They can resume yoga after consulting experts.
  • Don’t do strenuous exercises after yoga.
  • Don’t practice yoga in unclean or smoky place and in areas with a vulgar smell.
  • Yoga should not be practiced in storm winds either

Just knowing the asanas in its correct form along with the basic knowledge of DO’s and DON’Ts would add much more value to your YOGA !!

Sleeping off:

Every class should end with at least five or ten minutes with Savasana (Corpse Pose.) The purpose of lying still is to let you take rest and practice “settle” into your body. But after an hour of yoga, accidentally sleeping off is a very real possibility. If that happens to you, no worries. It happens all the time.