Top Yoga Breathing Exercises

Yoga breathing exercise then becomes the set of yoga breathing techniques seeking to maximize this universal energy that exists inherently in all of us. Breathing correctly and practicing breathing exercises form an integral part of your yoga practice. Learning to breathe well is vital in your quest to live a healthier, richer life. 

Yoga breathing exercises have are the basic premise for a successful relaxation and meditation session. Yoga breathing exercises, also known as pranayama, are the basics for an effective meditation and relaxation session.

Most people do not pay any attention to their breathing. If you are hot-tempered, this is the perfect Yoga exercise for you. Good breathing is healthy breathing. Your breath is your connection to your life. Yoga encourages you to be more conscious of what is happening inside your body.

Anuloma Viloma, or Alternate Nostril Breathing, is done by inhaling through one nostril, holding the breath, and then releasing it through the other nostril.

Bastrika is a Hatha Yoga breathing technique that focuses on breathing in a very light, fast and rhythmic way.

Shallow breathing, also called paradoxical breathing, creates tension in the shoulders, neck and thoracic spine.

Kumbhaka raises your physical and mental energy while also increasing mental and spiritual awareness.

Full Yogic Breathing to check you are breathing correctly, sit in a cross-legged position.

The ancient breathing technique of Kapalbhati done correctly increases your degree of mental awareness and revitalizes your body instantly. With this breathing exercise we must be totally relaxed, this may seem odd but you should also keep your face muscles relaxed during the exercise.

Naturally Deep breathing is the best and might only be mastered by conscious effort or via the Sun salutations and especially the Shoulder Stand and its counter poses.

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