Breathe Right to Live Right … with YOGIC Breathing

More on Yogic Breathing.

Shammi's Yogalaya

Flawed breathing and stress are the principal reasons for most of the psychosomatic problems today. This is probably why many people come to me stating that their Doctor has suggested ‘Pranayama’ to deal with their psychological as well as medical issues (mostly triggered by lifestyle).   Pranayama helps optimally manage the Central Nervous System and also the Sympathetic and the Parasympathetic branches of Autonomic Nervous System which are closely intertwined with breath.

Traditional yogic scriptures claim that one’s life span is decided by the number of breaths one has taken in one’s lifetime. Hence, More number of Breathes = Shorter life; Less number of Breathes = Longer Life.  Thus, it is imperative to be aware of the flow and the rhythm of your breath as ‘right breathing’ will allow you to lead a fulfilling and stress -free life.

Yogic Breathing does it ALL

Yogic Breathing, involving Sectional Breathing

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Deep & Slow…“Yogic Breathing”

Yogic Breathing.

Shammi's Yogalaya

Conscientious application of these two terms can elevate your normal breathing to  “Yogic Breathing”

One would think ‘Deep’ & ‘Slow’ are synonymous, especially in connection with breathing. I too was under the same impression until I went beyond the face value of these words and felt the application, personally, in the realm of breathing. Deeper understanding of these two words and emulating in your daily life immediately uplifts you onto the path of spiritual journey. Your connection with ‘Self’ begins to feel more pronounced.

For years, I have heard and used these two terms as they are the most commonly used terms in traditional yoga practice. But, how many of us have really felt the essence of these two words? I am sure not many. Otherwise, we would have had a much healthier and evolved population.

“Life and breath are intimately connected”

mk1Shallow Breathing

Many of us have turned…

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