This is the first of a series of posts dedicated to explaining some of the basics of the practice of Kundalini Yoga.
Long Deep Breathing also called Yogic Breath is the basic breath pattern used in Kundalini Yoga.
Although basic, it is not necessarily easy as many beginning students have incorrect breathing habits and find difficulty reverting what we call “paradoxical breathing”.
The breath is key to the yoga practice, without proper application of breath the yoga practice will not have its holistic effect. Learning to breathe long and deep is the number one step to unleash the benefits of the practice.
Long Deep Breathing activates the parasympathetic nervous system, creating a sense of relaxation in the body and a calm alertness in the mind. It expands the lung capacity, increasing the flow of Prana and supports the natural detoxification process of the body.
Most students in class find difficulty relaxing the mind. Proper breathing is the first step!
In the video below I explain the mechanics of Long Deep Breathing, as presented in the practice of Kundalini Yoga.
If you are in Miami, FL and want to dive deeper into this practice check out my class and events schedule.
Video credit: Filmed and edited by Maricarla Bagos