Video: Calm down fast with this slow breathing practice.

December 14, 2017

Good morning, beautiful people. You’ve heard me talk about Deergha Swasam, Yoga’s 3-Part Breathing practice, lots of times. It’s the first Yoga tool I taught my friend Francesco in the hospital after a diving accident left him paralyzed. It’s one of the most important and powerful Yoga practices. 

It’s simple, but it’s not always easy to follow written instructions. That’s why I made this video for you, where I talk you through the practice. Before you begin, a few things to note:

  • Breathe through your nose, rather than your mouth.
  • You don’t have to inhale or exhale too deeply. Your breaths should feel comfortable, like when you sigh with relief. 
  • You don’t have to do this for too long. Anywhere from a few rounds to 1-3 minutes is good, as long as it feels okay. 

You can do this practice sitting, standing, or lying down, and you can do it whenever you feel stressed. I do it when I wake up; it helps set a calm tone for my day. It’s a handy tool for the holidays, and any day.

Have a beautiful day, divine lights.

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