Why is breathing important during practicing yoga?

Yoga is distinguished from other forms of exercises in terms of its technical aspects. It’s not all about insanely sweating out or lifting weights. Yoga needs to be done in a sync with breathing. There is a great relation between the breathing process and yoga exercises. Given below are some of the key relationships between breathing and yoga that every yoga practitioner is essential to keep in mind.

Breathing is related with blood flow rate:

It is strongly recommended to follow the exact breathing process as described by the experts while doing the yoga exercises. You should breathe slowly if it is advised such, and fast if it is advised in accordance. For example, anulom vilom is one of the prominent breathing exercises in yoga.

It is advised to breathe slowly and fully while practicing this exercise. You have to inhale and exhale in a slow and steady process as explained above. This is advised such as the breathing process is related to blood flow rate. It means if you fasten the breathing process, the blood pressure holds every chance to get higher. In fact, swift breathing process may also lead to increased blood flow to the brain.

Why is Breathing Important During Practicing Yoga

To avoid the gastric issues:

The Proper breathing pattern is essential to be followed. Mistakes in such practices may lead to gastric like issues. Taking the case of KapalBhati, it is also one of the frequently practiced breathing techniques in yoga. Starting from weight control, keeping blood pressure in check, to improving digestion, there are many benefits of kapalBhati.

However, the best benefits can only be achieved if you execute the exercise properly. For example, it is advised to exhale swiftly, dragging the entire air within the stomach out. Failing to do this may lead to gastric issues. It has been seen on many occasions that people don’t take this seriously, which make them suffer from the gastric issues.

Breath and diet:

Breathing also has relation with diet for a yoga practitioner.  Again, taking the case of Kapal Bhati for example, it is advised to do this exercise strictly in empty stomach. You should also be free of the toilet like issues.

As the exercise involves swift air transmission within the intestinal and other organs in the stomach region, there remains every chance of circulation of acidic and unhealthy airs throughout the body and the blood, if these organs are not empty. Not just Kapabhati, it is therefore advised to do all forms of yoga breathing exercises in the empty stomach only. Well, the rule is much strictly applied for Kapalbhati.

To avoid cramps and digestion issues:

Following proper breathing, process is not just crucial for or breathing techniques in yoga, but also for other physical exercises. There remains every chance for the person to suffer from cramp like issues if the breathing is not done properly. Also, you may also suffer from digestion related issues upon violating the recommended breathing process. Hence, it is always advised to first practice and learn yoga or breathing techniques through an expert to avoid the side-effects.

 

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