When to inhale and exhale in Yoga

by | Dec 21, 2013 | News

We’ve all been there, ready and keen for Yoga and still trying to figure out when to inhale or exhale! We all know how important it is to work with the breath in Yoga. Here are a few pointers that will help with your Yoga breathing and Yoga poses…

When to inhale and exhale in Yoga:

• INHALATION comes more naturally

• When you come into a pose
• When raising the arms
• Or while twisting the upper back
• Or expanding the chest (when in a backbend for example)

• Generally EXHALE comes more naturally

• When moving downwards
• Lowering the arms or legs
• Bending forward or sideways
• Or twisting the lower back

Yoga is deeply personal; remember the most important thing to do in Yoga is to breathe in a comfortable way that suits you and your pace. Any time you experience any difficulty or discomfort in a posture or a breathing technique always return to steady natural breathing.

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