When you learn pranayama from a qualified yoga instructor you understand how to use your body as you stretch your breath as well as how not to force your inhalations and exhalations. When we close our mouth and breathe through our nose using our lower, middle and upper torso, great things happen within our body such as:
Pranayama's nose breathing filters and moistens the air we breathe, making it in its best shape for our lungs to convert it from oxygen to carbon dioxide.
Yogic breathing awakens our subtle or you can call it our energy body which consists of nadis/energetic channels, chakras/wheels of energetic light, bandhas/energetic locks and more.
Nose breathing where your exhale is longer than your inhale tones your belly and your middle body's internal organs.
When our breath is exercised our lymph system is joyful because of the extra internal fluid transport that is a result of pranayama. Our lymph system is responsible for fighting infections and detoxification.
Consistent pranayama practice keeps the lowest portion of our lungs that can go unused flexible, nourished and detoxified.
Please join me for my final Summer Pranayama, Restorative Yoga and Meditation class Friday July 31st at 2pm at www.bamboomovesyoga.com in Palisades Park, NJ.