Yoga postures combined with special breathing techniques help us connect with our joyful inner selves through the release of tension. We easily recognize the fact that we hold tension in our neck and shoulders because of the aches and pains that result. Oddly enough we are often unaware of the tension we hold in our rib cage. This tension has a powerful effect on our breath which influences the way we function and even our emotions! The rib cage becomes tight and rigid through stress and a lack of deep breathing. If this is not addressed then the breath becomes drastically minimized. Of course this brings on serious consequences over time. Learning Yogic breathing techniques will strengthen the intercostal muscles of the rib cage and return their elasticity – liberating the lungs.
We talk so much about freedom in our society. I ask you, can you free yourself? Do you have the patience and determination to practice effective breathing. This is truly one of the best gifts we can give ourselves.
“Every act is an act of self-definition.”
– Paramahansa Yogananda
Love and Peace;