In a yoga class, and in life, breath is of the utmost importance-a life force. Without it, well, we wouldn’t be doing much of anything!
3 Part Yogic Breath-place on hand on chest and the other on your belly button. Breath in and our of your nose with face and shoulders relaxed. As you inhale, fill your belly, lungs & then chest with air. As you exhale, empty your chest, lungs & then belly. By filling your belly, you are using your diaphragm and activating your parasympathetic nervous system. This system tells your body to relax. Take pleasure in your breath-always with you and always taking care of you.
Continue to breathe deeply and notice the pause between your inhale & exhale. A small moment between breaths. There is a pause in everything that happens to you. The gap between action & reaction leaves you with time to make a choice. Use this time wisely! Know that you have choice and personal responsibility to each & every decision you make. You are able to respond wisely, intelligently & rationally.