The Three Part Breath – Includes Free Podcast

Yoga Breathing

Also known as the Yogic Breath,  this technique helps to relax the abdomen, a place where we tend to hold a lot of tension and anxiety, and improve breathing patterns to utilize the whole of our lung capacity.  A great practice to prepare for meditation or yoga, to soothe a racing mind, or to come back to relaxed breathing after a long session at the computer.
Begin sitting or lying down and place your right hand on your belly.  Breath in through your nostrils to fill your belly like a balloon.  Breath out through your nostrils to empty your belly.  Do this for 5-10 breaths.
Place your left hand on your left side ribs.  After inhaling to fill the belly, continue to inhale to fill the side ribs – your hand will feel your ribs expand.  Breath out first from your belly, then from your ribs.  Do this for 5-10 breaths.
Place your right hand over your heart.  Inhale to fill the belly, continue to inhale to fill the side ribs, then keep inhaling to fill the chest – your hand will feel your chest rising with the breath.  Breath out first from the belly, then the ribs, and finally the chest.  Do this for 5-10 breaths.
Ensure that you are breathing softly and easily – no need for struggle or strain.  When you are done, return to natural breathing and take a moment to notice what is happening in the body/mind after the 3 Part Breath.

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