Just breathe

Yoga Journal - - YOGAPEDIA -

You’ll know how you’re do­ing in a pose by lis­ten­ing to the sound of your breath. It gives you im­me­di­ate feed­back. If your breath be­comes strained or rushed, see if you can slow it down. Fo­cus more on the ex­ha­la­tion, which is the calm­ing por­tion of each breath. Elon­gate your ex­ha­la­tion, mak­ing it a bit longer than your in­hala­tion. If you try this and find that you’re still un­able to slow your breath, it’s time to rest. Check in with your­self, and see if you’re work­ing too hard. Con­sider mov­ing into Balasana (Child’s Pose). You don’t have to hold an in­ver­sion for 7 min­utes; it can be 5 sec­onds with beau­ti­fully in­te­grated breath.

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