When we are under pressure, thinking stressful thoughts, we make ourselves tighter and more tense by inhaling longer than we’re exhaling. Learn to Exhale
All too often we can focus so hard on our posture, the stretch or the power we need to use to hold the poses that we forget about the breathe, we hold the breathe or we don’t breath at all ! The Breathe in Yoga is far more than just to keep us from passing out, it is the essence of our practice, being one of the Eight Limbs of Yoga, it is fundamental to the practice and equally as important as the Asanas. So learning the why and the how is critical to a fully authentic practice.