Yoga Class

BREATHING EXERCISES

SPECIFIC PRACTICES

 

1

UJJAYI BREATHING

Ujjayi is a great tool to focus the mind and assist in the synchronicity of movement and breath. Connect to that ocean sound and practice Ujjayi. Let it grow and always ride the wave of the breath!

 

2

SQUARE BREATHING

  1. Gently inhale through your nose to a slow count of 4

  2. Hold at the top of the breath for a count of 4

  3. Then gently exhale through your mouth for a count of 4

  4. At the bottom of the breath, pause and hold for the count of 4

3

BREATH OF FIRE

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!

4

AFFECTIONATE BREATHING

Kristin Neff, PhD guides this 20-minute mindfulness meditation practice focused on affectionate breathing. Kristin is an author, professor, and mindfulness instructor.

5

WIM HOF METHOD FOR BEGINNERS

This is a slower paced Wim Hof Method breathing exercise that starts with a 30 seconds hold building up to 90 seconds breath hold. Very suitable for beginners or anyone who prefers a more gentle guidance.

 

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