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Full Yogic Breath

Full Yogic Breath


  • Balances the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, calming the nervous system and reducing stress
  • Enhances metabolism
  • Increases efficiency of the natural breath
  • Corrects poor breathing patterns and habits


To Practice:

Full Yogic Breath


  1. Either sit comfortably or lie on your back and relax.
  2. Begin to inhale slowly enough that the breath is almost inaudible, and fill the abdomen.
  3. When the abdomen is fully expanded, allow the breath to continue its expansion into the thoracic region, filling the ribcage.
  4. When the ribcage is fully expanded, inhale a little bit more until you feel the chest and collarbones lift.
  5. The entire inhale should be one long, continuous movement, and try to keep the body relaxed.
  6. Now, hold the breath for just a moment, and then very slowly begin to exhale from the top of the lungs by allowing the neck and shoulders to relax.
  7. Continue exhaling slowly, relaxing the ribs.
  8. Finally, as you complete the exhale, feel the abdomen gently pulling back toward the spine.
  9. Empty the lungs as much as possible without straining.
  10. This completes one full yogic breath.
  11. Practice this full breath 5-10 times in the beginning, and gradually work up to 5 minutes.


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