Yoga – Oxygen 101
Aug 30, 2009 09:01PM
Although we innately know how to breathe, our breathing often becomes habitually restricted, diminishing our lung capacities and laying a foundation for illness.
When we breathe shallowly we don’t take in sufficient oxygen or eliminate sufficient carbon dioxide. In turn, our cells become oxygen starved and toxic build-up may occur.
Yoga teaches us to breathe more slowly and deeply. By connecting with the breath through awareness and observation, infinite benefits and discoveries await: calmness, clarity, more energy, less stress, better sleep and vitality, enhanced immunity and expanded consciousness.
Yoga is for everyone, regardless of age or physical restrictions – the only prerequisite is the ability to breathe. Take time to find a class that matches your abilities and immerse yourself in this ancient healing art. When yoga becomes a life practice, better health is just a breath away.