It is very beneficial
to pay close attention to the breath and to learn to control it in various
ways. Beneficial in terms of physical health and in your practice of
yoga. Apparently, the breath, the mind and the body are so closely linked,
that whatever you do to one will affect the other.
In yoga, it is
important to learn how to use the correct patterns of breath in order
to get the most out of your yogic endeavours. At all times, correct
breath patterns are practiced and observed before meditation and asanas.
Correct breathing alone, can relax your whole body, rid your body of
unwanted toxins and rid your mind of anger, stress, tension and worry.
Do not risk harm
by trying to perform these exercises without consulting a trained yoga
teacher or without seeking medical advice from a doctor. You are urged
the important note. A yoga teacher can teach an appropriate breathing
pattern to suit your needs and your condition. To perform the pranayama
and gain the most out of them, it is best to combine it with the two
of the three holistic approaches, asanas and meditation.