Attention is being drawn to the yoga world and its unique approach to understanding the relationship between breath, body, and mind. Popular author and yoga instructor, Julie Schoen, reveals ten deep breathing exercises that are being acclaimed for their ability to help people improve their lives. Although anxiety, stress, and depression are some of the major ailments that can be improved through deep breathing, Schoen claims that common problems, such as being overweight and even the common cold, can be remedied through specific daily exercises.
Yogis have been practicing conscious breathing, or what they call Pranayama, for thousands of years. In fact, despite the common belief that yoga’s main benefit is getting flexible and lean, yoga is really a practice of learning to stay conscious of the breath and improving the body so that it can move freely. When studied, serious yogis who practice deep breathing and breath awareness are remarkably less likely to suffer from anxiety attacks, have healthier hearts due to their reduced levels of stress, and are altogether happier (and yes, even have fewer colds than the average person).
Western medicine and science is beginning to catch up with the yoga world and is starting to prove what the yogis knew all along, your breath plays a crucial role in the health of your body and mind.
Schoen’s new book, Keep Calm and Breathe, makes the argument for practicing deep breathing exercises on a regular basis, explaining everything in layman’s terms. She reveals ten exercises that are easy to do and surprisingly beneficial; in some cases, the results are nearly immediate. In the book, Schoen insists that everyone, no matter your age or health, will benefit from learning how to breathe deeply and consciously. And, for the price of a healthier mind and body, there is no time to wait.0 Be the first to like this
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