Practicing pranayama promotes confidence because when you stretch your breath your focus improves which makes your overall ability to concentrate easier. You also activate your parasympathetic nervous system. This is the part of your nervous system that eases your nerves into a cool and calm state. Stretching your breath also increases the oxygen level of your blood which creates a more energetic mood. Feeling all this goodness makes you feel like a fountain of upward flowing energy instead of a faucet that gets turned on and off. With continued pranayama practice your self confidence will be pumped up and this will initiate greater personal transformation.
Pranayama practice is a wonderful tool to have in your self help tool box to continue being calm and courageous. Please join me if you can every Friday in July at 2pm for my Pranayama, Restorative Yoga and Meditation classes at Bamboomoves Yoga in Palisades Park, NJ.