How is your breathing right now?

When was the last time you brought your attention to your breath? If these two questions prompted you to pause and focus on your breath, then this article is for you. Breathing is often overlooked as a secondary function of our lives until we find ourselves out of breath. However, without breath, we cease to exist. The quality of our breath significantly impacts our wellness and wellbeing.

During times of stress, our breath tends to become short and shallow, affecting our body’s endocrine system and hormone release. By consciously inhaling and exhaling deeply, we can feel more at ease, alert, and comfortable. Deep breathing, also known as diaphragmatic breathing, has been shown to release pain and soothe soreness in the body.

In our hectic lives, finding time for self-care and wellbeing can seem challenging. However, incorporating simple Kundalini Yoga exercises, such as the Breath of Fire technique, can have profound benefits. This rapid pumping of the navel helps strengthen abdominal muscles, stimulate the digestive system, and improve concentration and focus. Kundalini Yoga, known as the yoga of awareness, not only teaches beneficial breathing techniques but also helps balance the endocrine system for optimal hormonal function.

By incorporating these simple yoga practices into your routine, you can enhance your overall wellness and respond to stress with calmness and compassion. Join the upcoming Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training to learn more about the foundations of breathing and other aspects of this transformative style of yoga. Remember, breath is the key to life and your best life. Start where you are and move forward on your journey to improved wellness and wellbeing.


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