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What are the rules for proper breathing in yoga?

I know that proper breathing is important in yoga as in all forms of exercise, but what determines when you inhale and exhale during a yoga workout and how does it benefit you?
asked Oct 4, 2012 by YogaLily61

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That's a great question. Breath is a part of yoga, called pranayama. This is a really good write-up on it:


It should connect with your movement, so that you imagine it is leading, rather than the physical posture leading. Breathe deeply, filling your belly first like a balloon, then up into your upper lungs and chest. Try to make your inhale and exhale even.
answered Oct 5, 2012 by lady.longhorn
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I don't know that there are necessarily rules about breathing during yoga, it is more about becoming more in tune with your body and the art of complete inhalation and exhalation.

answered Aug 16, 2013 by gettinfit