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Teaching Yoga: Pranayama for Anxiety

Pranayama is supervised breathing, in a specific pattern, for a specific reason. Many people are surprised at how good they feel after practicing Yogic breathing on a daily basis. If you start today, there is a strong possibility you will breathe your problems away.

Teaching Hatha Yoga: My Students Do Not Want to Practice Pranayama

By Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500 Anyone could practice unconscious shallow breathing, without any effort, but shallow breath is poor Pranayama, in its purest form. Smooth, structured, and coordinated breath, with a purpose, is not easy, for most of us, to master. Very few people breathe completely and as naturally as a baby, without formal Pranayama [...]