2.17.2021 - In the New York Times I read an article about breathing. The English National Opera has started a program to help people who are suffering from the after effects of COVID-19 to regain the ability to breath deeply again. They teach basic singing methods, but more importantly they practice deep breathing techniques that will hopefully help the people regain their full ability to breath, and maybe even have a fuller breath than they have ever had.
I am thankful that in the yoga practice we spend a lot of time focusing on breathing. For today, we'll do a simple deep breathing technique throughout the class. Imagining you are filling a container with your breath, starting from the base of the pelvis and filling up to the throat, and then emptying the breath from the throat back down to the pelvis. It's amazing after just a few breaths like this how much deeper you breath. It feels good! Enjoy the practice. :-)