Breath work aka pranayama

I guide you through 3 breathwork practices that show up often in my classes: 1: Ujjai breath aka oceanic breath or victorious breath.. When you’re feeling agitated, anxious, or nervous, the slow, concentrated, rhythmic nature of the Ujjayi breath has been shown to be effective in calming the nervous system almost immediately. Studies also reveal that this breath technique balances the cardiorespiratory system. Restoring balance to these two systems helps to release stress, irritation, and frustration. Furthermore, it also calms the mind and body.

2: Nadi Shodhanana, also known as Alternate Nostril Breathing, is a powerful breathing practice with wide-reaching benefits. Nadi is a Sanskrit word meaning “channel” or “flow” and shodhana means “purification.” Therefore, nadi shodhana is primarily aimed at clearing and purifying the subtle channels of the mind-body organism, while balancing its masculine and feminine aspects.

3: Coherent breath.. Super simple, Controlled breathing has been shown to reduce stress, increase alertness and boost your immune system.