Join me for a 40 day breathing exercise challenge.

Join me in my 40 day breathing exercise challenge

I’ve begun a 40 day breathing exercise challenge. Join me!

While researching a breathing exercise I read about (Sudarshan Kriya) I came across a video that described the exercise, how many rounds you should do and what time frame you should use to really learn and integrate the exercise/practice. The teacher, Anmol Mehta, states that in Kundalini yoga, a practice should be done for 40 days in a row to really understand and get results from a practice.

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Yoga breathing exercises for improved health and performance.

New Breathing Exercise – Bahya Kumbhak: the Extended No Breath

Breathing isn’t just inhaling and exhaling. What about in between?

Krishnamacharya demonstrating the extended no breath
Krishnamacharya

Unless you’re hyperventilating, there are spaces between breaths, both after the inhale and after the exhale.

Most of the time, you won’t notice or pay attention to these spaces. But each of them has value and spending some time expanding both of the retained segments of a complete breath

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Coughing breathing exercises to clear those lung out!

Coughing breathing exercises to clear those lung out!

Coughing to clean your lungs… purposely.

Breathing exercises should focus on both filling and emptying your lungs. Coughing breathing exercises are a direct way to cleanse your lungs.

I’ve previously talked about the Cleansing Breath exercise for lung health. In the instructions on the Cleansing Breath, I mention purposefully exhaling to the level that you cough.

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How you breathe when exercising affects the quality of your motion.

Exercise Breathing – the functional aspect of proper breathing

What is the proper way to breathe when exercising?

It’s a question that’s commonly asked in fitness forums. Now that you’ve learned breathing exercises it’s time to put what you’ve learned into exercise breathing. Breathing exercises are great but you’ll spend a much larger percentage of your life in motion and being active.

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Alternate Nostril Breathing, the king of all breathing exercises

Alternate Nostril Breathing, the king of breathing exercises

Is alternate nostril breathing the greatest breathing exercise?

Alternate Nostril Breathing is the king of all breathing exercisesThe science has show that Nadi Sonham (Alternate Nostril Breathing) can lower blood pressure and pulse rate1, improves manual dexterity2 and has a balancing effect on the functional activity of the left and right hemispheres of the brain3. All that just from breathing!

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Yoga breathing exercises for improved health and performance.

Three Yoga Breathing Exercises to challenge body and mind

Yoga breathing exercises sharpen your body and mind.

US Army Soldiers learn yoga breathing exercises
Even the Army teaches breathing exercises

Now that you’ve started on the path of training your breath, you can continue on with these advanced yoga breathing exercises. All these breathing exercises are built on the Yogi Complete Breath, so if you haven’t already been practicing your belly breathing and your Yogi Complete Breath, please go back to those pages now.

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Diaphragmatic breathing, the root of all healthy breathing

Diaphragmatic Breathing is the root of all proper breathing.

Diaphragmatic breathing is the root of all healthy breathing.

Without it, all your activities, the whole of your life, is built upon a shallow and weak foundation. That sounds like a pretty bold statement and it is… and it’s also true. Diaphragmatic breathing is the engine of your inhale and a strong inhale is going to properly feed your body.

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