Observing of Breath

by Vinod Kumar
(Chennai, India)

Sir, I am new to yoga. I don't understand or I am unable to visualize about observing breath. Please tell me the better ways I can do this observing breath technique.


Regards
Vinodkumar K


Answer

We observe breath for relaxation of the mind and body. You can do observation of breath while holding an asana, doing pranayama, sitting in a meditative posture or lying down in shavasana.

By observing of breath we mean by trying to visualise the passage of breath from our nose to our lungs while inhalation and similarly during exhalation. While inhalation visualise that pranic energy is entering your body and while exhaling visualise that stress, tension and toxins is being released by the body. Close your eyes for better concentration.

Basically observation of breath is to relax the body and improve the concentration by focusing on the breath. Whole body must be relaxed and resort to rhythmic breathing without straining your body.

Initially, you will have lot of thoughts flooding your mind. Do not attempt to change or interfere with the thought patterns. However, with some practice you will be able to relax and focus on your breath and the frequency of random thoughts will go down.

Hope this helps
Daljit

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Yoga FAQs.

Recent Articles

  1. Healthy Vegetarian Diet For Yoga

    Feb 21, 17 03:12 PM

    Vegetarian Diet For Yoga List Healthy Choice of Food Recommended For Yoga Practitioners

    Read More

  2. PCOS and Pregnancy - Thank You, Daljit

    Jan 26, 17 01:21 PM

    Dear Daljit ji, I contacted you in 2015 for guidance. I have PCOS and was trying to conceive. You helped me by sharing a wonderful book - Asana Pranayama

    Read More

  3. Lynn Chasan

    Dec 07, 16 12:38 PM

    Hello Daljit.. I am 61 years old and live in Johannesburg South Africa. I tore knee ligaments after a bad fall in 2015 and I felt my recovery was too slow.

    Read More

Get Site Updates In Your E-Mail

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner