|Hi! It’s Mariah, Your yoga teacher & artist “The Tiniest Warrior”. How have you been? How is your yoga practice? I know during these major shifts finding balance has been particularly challenging. In these interesting times the added stress can take its toll on us mentally and physically. The healing practice of yoga can help us steady the mind and release deep rooted tension in the body. This month, I wanted to share with you, the options I have available as well as a few freebies!|
Let’s start with a yoga basic – Breath! While you may think “Of course I know how to breathe…..” Consider certain practitioners who train their lungs to accomplish superhuman feats, lowering the heart rate to survive weeks without food or water, or raising the body temperature to survive below freezing temperatures. On a more practical note – Use the ancient breathing technique below to activate your parasympathetic nervous system and release anxiety and stress.
Calming Breath for Anxiety – (Violoma Pranayama) Take one full inhale to the top of the lungs, then exhale all the air out of the lungs slowly. Next inhale one third of the way, then hold for 2 seconds, inhale the second third, hold for 2 seconds. Inhale to the top of the lungs, hold for 2 seconds, then release all the air from the lungs through the mouth slowly. Repeat as often as needed.
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