Breath and Yoga

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Just so simple;

Breathing involuntarily is controlled by our Medulla Oblongata. A gland at the base of our skill that sends signals to our heart & lungs to speed up or slow down when the CO2 level gets too high in our body. It triggers us to draw in more O2 which increases the capacity of our muscles etc to help with the fight or flight scenario. Breathing Voluntarily, through pranayama and breath awareness is controlled by our Cerebral Cortex, grey matter.

In a simple nutshell; Breathing voluntarily gets the brain focus on drawing in and out the O2 and Co2 and so preventing the mind from wandering off to plans, expectations etc.

Taking the time to control our breathing helps to calm the mind, ease stress, balance emotions and bring about equilibrium.

So learn to just breath and get back into balance!!

 

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2 thoughts on “Breath and Yoga

    Ruth Delahunty said:
    September 7, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Love it, good timing! I certainly needed a reminder to breath with back to school mayhem. I seem to have spent the last two days grinding my teeth and holding my breath through it all!

    Any chance I could twist your arm to write for Yogaru? I do the illustrations to go with your article and you get a section at the end of all your articles to put a pic/bio with your schedule and links to your website/social media.

    Are you doing James Fumbally Immersion? I’m all signed up and can’t wait, I missed his Spring one. It was to close to the Donnah Farhi one I did to get away with it!

    Kiddies back to school so I’ll see you soon Rxxx

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    daniyoga responded:
    September 7, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Hey Ruth,
    Hope you’re good. Just throwing a few blogs out there to get movement to my site to advertise classes. I’ll have a look at it when we move and everything settles down for us. Thanks a million
    Dani

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