Complete Yogic Breath

The complete yogic breath helps focus the mind, which interrupts the stress response in the body, activates the calming and cooling energies of the nervous system. It aids digestion, respiration, elimination, and circulation.


Complete Yogic Breath

Also known as diaphramatic breathing, this breath uses the diaphragm as the main muscle to draw air into the body which allows the shoulders and neck to relax. 


Begin by Centering

  • (this can be done sitting, standing, or laying down)
  • Sit deeply down into a pillow, blankets, cushion, or chair.
  • Lengthen up through the spinal column.
  • Relax the neck, shoulders, jaw, belly, low back, pelvic floor, buttocks, etc. (Everything: Everywhere)
  • Bring the mind to where the body is (right here, right now).

Now Breathe a Complete Yogic Breath

  • Breathe through the nose in and out
  • Inhale. Breathe deeply down into the pelvic floor, low belly, and low back
  • Continue inhaling. Lift the breath up through the rib cage, and up into the shoulder blades and collar bones
  • Then exhale, gently and evenly
  • Once again, inhale down into the bottom of the trunk and lift the breath up into the torso fully; from the Bottom through the Middle into the Top
  • Think Circular
  • Exhale

  • Again, Inhale through the nose and expand the lower trunk in all directions, flare the ribs and open up into the lungs and heart
  • Exhale: long, slow, complete

  • Listen…feel. This is a very important part of the practice.
  • Repeat a few more times.
  • Practice every day for 1-5 minutes.