Take a deep breath. (Really, go ahead 🙂 )
I love starting a yoga practice with some mindful breathing. It centers and brings me to this moment, time and time again. Plus, it just feels good! Mindful breathing slows your heart rate and brings your mind to a calmer state.
Scientific research is now showing that mindful breathing (such as dirgha pranayama) is one of the most effective ways to lower every day stress levels and improve your health!
This article summarizes some of the benefits of mindful breathing and goes into the science behind breathing! Good stuff!
I invite you to practice some mindful breathing any time you’re feeling frazzled or overwhelmed. Let me know how it changed things for you!