The full Yogic breathing involves all 3 types of sectional breathing discussed before in previous blogs.
HOW TO DO:
1. Take a comfortable sitting position, make sure the head and spine are in one straight line in the centre.
2. Begin slowly by inhaling through the nose, let the air fill your lungs without stopping the movement.
3. Continue to inhale smoothly until your ribcages have expanded sideways.
4. Without stopping the breath continue until your chest has expanded and your collarbones have risen.
5. Now slowly start exhaling in exact reverse motion. Allow the breath to flow out and the abdomen to sink in.
6. Continue to exhale slowly, fully focused on your breath being expelled upward and now reaching for your ribcage. Feel the energy of your breath moving through ribcages as you continue to exhale.
7. Continue to exhale and feel how the breath has left your body, your chest and collarbones are now relaxed.
8. It is completely normal if you feel slightly dizzy or lightheaded after practising full Yogic breathing. In fact, this indicates that your brain is being filled with more oxygen than usual.
Make sure your body and mind are completely relaxed when you are doing Full Yogic breathing. Be aware and mindful of the muscle expansion and relaxation while inhalation and exhalation respectively.
1. Increases the awareness about breathing itself and the relationship between mental state and breath.
2. Improves easy breathing and lung capacity.
3. Sedative effect on the nervous system.
4. Improves concentration.
5. Experience of quietude, inner harmony and mindfulness.
Nisha Yadav ( Yoga expert )