Deep Breathing, Vinyasa and Prana
Challenging yoga postures are easy with Proper breathing.
Yoga pose in the yoga section are numerous, and count can reach from 84000 to 8.4 million poses. Mostly we talk about vinyasa practice (dynamic sequences) and the role of breathing it.
But if deep breathing isn’t taking place, the practice will not benefit the body.
Here are the main reason why deep breathing is the soul of good vinyasa practice.
1.Breathing in the vinyasa system is synchronized with body movement that causes energy movement and helps the body relax in depth. An already-stiff body that attempts to shape itself into different poses will only injure itself. Stiffness is driven not just by lack of balanced motion also due to lack of proper breathing. When we breathe deep, it reduces the mental anxiety and stress, leading to muscle relaxation by managing Vata in the body. In short, unbalanced Vata will cause stiffness, and breath helps to balance it.
2. Breathing affects channels. Prana is part of the breath, and the deeper you breathe, you infuse more prana into your channels. Yoga is not just about the physical body; it has its anatomy, which comprises nadis. Hatha yoga comes from two words Ha means sun, and tha means moon. Sun channel and moon channel control body and mind, respectively, along the central channel Sushumna managed by rhythmic breath. People who do pranayam or meditation can have experienced this balancing state. The more open these channels are, the stronger our cells and organs are, and the better our overall health and well-being will be.
3. Emotions come into play during the balancing, inversions, jumps, and many more. Denying a posture or looking for an excuse to postpone the practice or pose is an emotional game. Deep breathing allow us to experience our true essence and real potential. The flow of breath helps us to drop the veil of ignorance and makes us steady in our actions. Breathing brings transformation in the body and mind, purifying and cleansing the unwanted emotions so that our true essence shines forth. Breath can quickly transform your feeling of fear into confidence.
4. Rhythmic breathing is better than chaotic or short breath. Deep and rhythmic breathing methods such as ujjayi breathing provide adequate circulation, rejuvenate the organs, and bring hormone balances. In hormone yoga, breath practice is at center stage. Good breathing would recharge you more during the dynamic approach rather than making you tired.
We regularly conduct dynamic yoga classes and workshops in the Prana category, such as ashtanga and prana, vinyasa, prana, and pranayama.