Blending history with a dash of yogic humor, Boonchu Tanti’s Ashtanga yoga illustrations capture the essence of the joy and playfulness of yoga.
Where is the conflict when the Truth is known,
Where is the disease when the mind is clear,
Where is the death when the breath is controlled,
Therefore, surrender to Yoga.
–Poem by T. Krishnamacharya
As aspiring yogis we recognize the significant mental and physical benefits of breath awareness.
Isn’t it incredible how a little focused attention on an involuntary physical process like breathing can have such an immediate, dramatic, transformative effect on our lives?
So simple an action, yet so easy to overlook when we step off our yoga mats.
With its mind-altering benefits, the breath truly resides at the heart of yoga. Indeed, there’s no better way to bring that amazing yogic feeling into every second of our lives than to reorient our awareness on the simple movement of our breath.
It’s easy to breathe when standing on the yoga mat, but there are so many other times in our lives when a few deep breaths can make all the difference. Here are seven:
So breathe. DO IT NOW! And enjoy each moment of this life. They’re too fleeting and few to waste.