Many people aren't aware of this
A large portion of society carries up to one-third of their lung capacity in stale breath. This is due to a combination of a sedentary lifestyle, poor posture, and insipid breathing habits.
Carrying stale breath in the lungs is like carrying around the past. Stale breath trapped in the lungs contributes to low energy levels and feelings of depression and anxiety.
There is an ever growing mountain of evidence based research aligning with what we yogis have known for millennia.
Doctors and psychologists world wide are advocating more exercise and advise the use of breathing practices and meditation.
They're advising this because of the known benefits:
- increased energy levels
- a more positive mind set
- elevated levels of happiness and feelings of joy
Use this ancient practice to help cleanse your lungs
HA breath is an ancient breathing practice with many benefits for the mind:
- it expels stale breath from the lungs allowing them to be refilled with fresh oxygen
- it can help to purge negative emotions such as depression, sadness or anxiety
- improves mental clarity
- clears away lethargy
HA breath should be performed before ALL breathing practices!
HA breath can also be used as a stand-alone practice any time of the day or night because of its ability to quickly purge mental poisons such as lethargy, brain fog, and feelings of depression.
After repeating HA breath 3 or 4 times, take 7 Complete Yogic breaths making sure to release the breath slowly each time - notice how you feel afterwards!
In this tutorial HA breath is practised from a seated position but you can also perform it from standing or in other appropriate asanas.