This simple relaxation technique takes only a few minutes, and will melt away stress in no time.
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Learning Yoga Breath Awareness LifeStyle WebTV.com Yoga Breathing. Bea Broda: We both heard about and read about the health benefits of yoga and with very good reason. It’s an ancient philosophy going back to India that’s attracted aficionados for thousands of years but how do we take it from being an exercise fast into something that we can incorporate into our daily life. It’s actually going to be off some benefit. We’re here today with Sheila Miller and she’s with the Sound of Body, Yoga Studio here at Toronto. Welcome Sheila! Sheila Miller: (Sheila Miller Sound of Body Yoga Studio, Toronto) Thank you. Bea: How do we start? Sheila: Start with breathing. Bea: Of course. Sheila: And this is a yoga practice that everybody can do any where really even you can’t stand, can’t move you can do some breath awareness exercise could. It could be done lying down even. Now ideally, we’ll do it sitting up nice and tall so you can breathe into the back, the front, the sides so exactly feet on the floor is best sitting towards the front of your chair so that you can sit up nice and tall so head over the chest, shoulder’s relaxed. You can lay softly at the floor. You can close your eyes whatever is comfortable for you we’ll bring one hand to your belly and simply watch the breath. So we’re not going to change anything just watch. Training the mind, notice the movement of the breath in the upper belly and lower belly left side and right side, see how subtle you can be in your awareness. This breathe awareness exercise can be like during ocean ways can be just as calming as that so with packages. It’s as skill that we can develop and then move your hand to your chest, watch the movement of the air. Notice the left side and the right side and pair the inhalation and the exhalation. Just watch and let the other thoughts and sounds be in the background. So spotlight your body here and now this time your mind has wondered out and come back to watching the breath. Again it’s a skill you develop so be patient at first, train yourself in breath awareness. And looking over your hand and see how you feel. Bea: It’s amazing how that’s all about awareness it’s not actually doing anything in particular but just being aware and de-cluttering our minds. One thing I really love about yoga. Sheila: So simple. Bea: Yes it is.