Yoga Journal

Improving Breath In Your Practice

to feel connected in mind and body. But what is the cornerstone of that connection? It’s the breath that unites our physical postures with our emotional mind. An ancient yoga, offers this simple explanation: “Breath is the key to ultimate emancipation.” Here are three key ways to practice the connection between pose and breath next time you step on your mat.

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