Just breathe …

One of the many benefits of practicing yoga is learning so many new ways to breathe.

When I am aboard a plane and we are taking off I do what I call my yoga breathing, which makes me feel more relaxed and less nervous.

When I get stressed out or irritated or upset I try to remember to inhale and exhale slowly and calmly.

A co-worker and I attended a webinar today that taught us how to deal with chaos and stress and how to make things more positive and in control.

I was telling my co-worker about my breathing techniques and as soon as I did the training started talking about how breathing can help in stressful situations. (They even mentioned yoga.)

This link explains some of the breathing techniques we use in yoga practice. I probably find the Sukha Pranayama the most relaxing for me when trying to calm myself down.

I have exercise-induced asthma. I am working on making my lungs healthier. I am making them stronger with regular exercise. But my breathing and my breathing techniques are getting better with my regular exercise and breathing techniques I am learning in yoga.

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