"The movements of the inhalation and exhalation should be controlled. This is pranayama." - Yoga Sutras
Since ancient times, people have been able to alter and control their state of consciousness using nothing but the breath. Modern science has discovered that this is because the breath directly controls the parasympathetic nervous system, which governs blood pressure, heart rate and stress hormone equilibrium. Breathing practices can be utilized to achieve a wide variety of desirable physical and mental states, such as focus, energy, meditation, relaxation and stress relief. Additionally, deep rhythmic breathing increases oxygen to the blood and brain aiding in the formation of new neuronal pathways. Contact me to learn how breathing practices can benefit your life.