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Yoga and the wave of the breath in the spine

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

The breath is something that all yogis talk about. It is the background sound of everyday life. Some quotes:

Waves on a beach, South coast of Spain 2009“Most of us remember the exuberance of our own early youth when we breathed with relaxed open bellies and as a result had an almost limitless supply of energy. Then we began to learn and develop poor breathing patterns. Now, as adults we find ourselves looking for ways to reawaken this experience of aliveness.”

Donna Farhi, The Breathing Book.

pebbles on beach“First of all, become aware of how your body is breathing – where it is inviting the breath to enter. Each asana challenges our habits of breathing in a different way. With each posture, discover the particular challenge it is making to your old patterns of breathing and allow yourself to release your resistance to it. Yes, the resistance will be there- we always resist change (that is part of the nature of maya).”

Healing Yoga

Swami Ambikananda Saraswati