One of the most fundamental  aspects of  proper yoga practice starts with the student learning synchronicity in breathing and  movement.

The dictionary defines synchronicity as  the simultaneous occurrence of events that appear significantly related but have no discernible causal connection.

We don’t think about breathing because this is something we do 24/7 however if we look at things from a different perspective such as  how the beautiful fish living in the water we begin to think more about the importance of our oxygen and breathing.  Water brings the fish oxygen, nutrients and takes away the bad stuff “waste”. We too depend on oxygen in the air that surrounds us. Our heart, lungs, digestive system all require oxygen to survive. Oxygen is necessary for our nervous system to survive. Like the fish in water we can remove excess “waste” by mastering the breathe and letting go of excess toxins from deep within.

It is most important to always  breathe during all forms of exercise. If you find yourself unable to concentrate on breathing while in a yoga pose it is most important that you pause and come back to the breath at that moment. In the beginning you probably won’t be conscience of your breathing as you try to embark on learning the different sequences of postures. It is my job to remind you that the breathe is the single most important factor of your practice always.

Practicing synchronized breathing while in any posture takes time to achieve, just as riding a bicycle or learning to roller skate you just have to continually practice each step in its order until you master the movements.

I want to start you off with the Kundalini deep breathing.

Sit crossed- legged arching forward bring your palms facing down pressing unto your knees. Straighten your posture.

Breathe out emptying yourself of everything .

Begin to breathe in through your nostrils taking a long deep breathe.

Press your shoulders back expanding your chest slightly.Feel your chest filling through your lungs.

Once you are feeling completely full you will now hold this breath gently for abut 30 seconds.

Next contract the entire length  of your diaphragm from your chest to your abdomen so that all of the air is squeezing out.

You are sending energy to your entire nervous system. This is a very good way to relax.

Please practice this ongoing and we will add on in time with other breathing techniques.


About Kat Wendorf

Kathleen Wendorf is a certified NESTA sports yoga instructor located in Central Florida. Kathleen has studied Hatha, Vinyasa, Kripalu, Ashtanga, Jivamukti, Yin and Kundalini yoga as well as others. Kathleen is also a writer who has been featured on The Morning Show. She invites you to bookmark and follow her blog to learn inspirational yoga. You can also visit Amazon to find other books on yoga and travel savings as well as her children's books and fictional novels. Kathleen has a mission to share as much as she can with her yoga friends. Please feel free to reach out to her at any time for any comments or questions.

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