Why is Breath So Important in Yoga?


Why is there so much focus on the breath in yoga? In my classes, I place an emphasis between the link between our breath and the movements we lead into — so why is it so important (as it relates to yoga)?

As we hold or flow through our practice, we consciously breath, connect to our breath, breathe deeply, maintain our breath, and create mind, body and awareness. The more we connect our breath, the more present we are in our practice. The more we breathe into the postures, the deeper we open into the spaces of the mind and body.


Our breath, in essence, is our energy — the life force or life energy that fuels and connects our mind to our body to our spirit.

Conscious Breathing

In a typical yoga class, I will instruct my students to breathe consciously, observe the quality of their breath and listen to…

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