Watch video on diaphragmatic breathing on my Youtube channel

Smooth, even, diaphragmatic breath must be established prior to practicing any intermediate or advanced pranayama.  Many people in our culture breathe primarily in their upper chest and their breath is often shallow and jerky. The practices below will help you to (re)develop healthy breathing habits.

The first step is to become aware of your current breathing patterns. Next is to work gently to relax tension in the body and develop healthier, deeper, diaphragmatic breathing habits. This one change alone will dramatically improve your health. It also lays the foundation for further practices.

Mechanics of Breath and Respiratory System

Breath Awareness

One to five; five to one counting pattern

Diaphragmatic Breath

Diaphragmatic Breath in Crocodile Pose

Diaphragmatic Breath in Shavasana

1 to 1 and 2 to 1 Rhythmns

Alternate Nostril Breathing

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