7 steps to create a breath-centered practice

7 steps to create a breath-centered practice

I like to think of the breath as a thread that connects both the body and the mind in any given moment. The quality of your breath has an immediate impact on the way your body feels and on the state of your mind: a short, shallow breath immediately creates tension and anxiety while a slow, deep and smooth breath invites relaxation and ease.

Whatever type of yoga practice you engage in, there should always be some level of focus on breath awareness. In fact, I believe that the breath should really guide your practice, whether is a more active vinyasa or a quiet yin style.

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Breathe. Repeat.

Breathe. Repeat.

Here is a little breath trivia – the average rate of respiration in an adult is 12 breaths per minute. So that means we take 17,280 breaths a day and an astounding 6,307,200 breaths a year. And just start to think how many breaths one would take over a lifetime!

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