BREATHING happens all day long but on our yoga mat we are more aware of it. During a yoga session the breath is emphasized to co-ordinate with the movement of the postures. It has been said, ‘let the body express the breath’. 

The breath is very powerful. It cleanses the nasal passages, clears the mind, heightens consciousness, oxygenates and balances the brain, removes toxins in the body, relieves depression and anxiety when activating the parasympathetic nervous system. The breath fills the body with Prana/vital Life Force. 

In the yogic text of the Upanishads from 3,000 years ago, there is mention of controlling the breath (pranayama) to control the mind. This reflects the human mind condition has been active for millenia.

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