"breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness, which unites your body to your thoughts"
- Thich Nhat Hanh
it's available 24/7.
it's automatic, yet easily directed.
it is life!
'just breathe and everything will change.'
as we practiced in our classes, the pranayama practices below will help you sit still, focus your mind, and increase your capacity to breathe.
enjoy the energy!
same length, calms mind
inhale 4...exhale 4
pauses in breath
explore breath elements
bee breath, soothing, internal
thumbs close ears, fingers close eyes
victorious breath, audible
constrict throat, inhale...exhale
breath of fire, cleansing, energy
pump exhale, passive inhale
inhale~expand belly, ribs, chest
exhale~contract chest, ribs, belly
inhale left...exhale right
inhale right...exhale left
against the grain, interrupted
inhale...divide exhale into thirds
release stress, Dr. Andrew Weil
inhale 4, hold 7, exhale (mouth) 8