Learning to breathe is something we, as Yoga Practitioners, understand as a powerful and transformative life lesson. As beginners- we come to appreciate that breathing with our entire torso is something we may not be used to doing. As continuing practitioners- we practice finding a smooth steady full torso yoga breath and maintaining that throughout asana, pranayama, meditation and more. With continued practice it becomes easier to just Drop In to that smooth steady breath.
When we sit down in class, after rolling out our mats, and begin to breathe becoming present to begin our asana practice together- we are trying to go from our outer world of to-dos and what's next to the present moment of just being with our breath. Sometimes it takes a few breaths, sometimes it may feel as if we never quite get there- point being, we practice finding our smooth steady full torso Yoga breath and practice is key.
Here's a new audio clip for you to download or to listen on iTunes that will help you continue to practice this Dropping In to your smooth steady breath at any time. With practice, it becomes easier. With practice, you will no longer need my prompts but be able to do it all on your own- again establishing the EMPOWERMENT piece of your Yoga Practice.
Enjoy and Rock Your Practice!