There are ancient breath techniques that can change the energy in our body naturally and easily, and I am so thankful that I have learned these techniques and can now pass them on to others! Once you learn them you will have these tools available to use anytime you need to shift your energy. I do not drink coffee, red bulls, pills, etc (enter in any chemical or unnatural form of energizing your body people use) and everyone always asks me how I have SO MUCH ENERGY! So here is one of my secrets
The more you practice it the more benefits you will receive- in addition to energizing your body, this breath oxygenizes your cells and purifies your blood and more (see the complete list of benefits below).
To learn this technique check out my video teaching you this powerful breath technique- breath of FIRE.
WATCH ON YOUTUBE: KUNDALINI YOGA BREATH FOR INCREASED ENERGY
**NOTE- Don’t do this breath if you are on your moon cycle (pretty way to say period-sorry guys) or pregnant. A great breath to substitute this for these situations is long deep breathing which you can check out the tutorial for here.
Benefits of Breath of Fire:
Breath of Fire is done through the nose and the inhalation and exhalation are of equal duration. The body stays relatively still and relaxed, only the naval point is vigorously working.
In BOF it is essential that the navel point is pulled in only on the exhalation. Some people have developed the habit of pulling in their stomachs on the inhalation. This is called “reversed” breathing.
To check your breathing to make sure that your BOF is not reversed, lie on your back with your hand just below your belly button. As you exhale, be sure that your belly moves inward (your hand should ink toward the floor).
As you relax your naval to inhale, your hand will rise. Be aware of the movement of your hand: it rides toward your spine on the exhalation and away from your spine on the inhalation. Once you became comfortable that your breath is correct while lying down, sit up and again use your hand to make sure that you are using your naval point correctly.
NOTE: At first it is easier to focus on the exhale and start at a slow rhythm. Eventually you want to have a rapid, equal and consistent breath. This breath strengthens the nervous system, purifies the blood and energizes the body. If you can’t do a rapid breath, it will work just as well with a slower breath, still keep inhale and exhale the same length.
Let me know what your experience is with this breath and any questions you have in the comments below!