Learn to Breathe Effectively
Focus: Meditation, Mindfulness, Breath awareness
In this breath-focused practice, you learn a foundation breath to all of yoga. It is called ujjayi breath, and it is simple to practice; inhale through the nose and then exhale through the nose. This practice is a great way to slow down and refocus and to learn to breathe deeply. It is the body’s natural inclination to hold the breath whenever we feel physically or emotionally challenged. By doing breathing exercises, or pranayama, it teaches us the proper way to breathe: slowly and deeply. Breathing this way increases the capacity of the lungs, brings more oxygen into the body and learn to relax.