Breath: a fantastic and exciting theme and the title of Yoga With Adriene’s 30 days of yoga programme. I’m tempted to research and write about anatomy and the science of breathing, pranayama (yogic breathing practices) and my own experience of breath in my meditation and yoga practices. But to keep it short:
Breath is also my starting place when I teach beginner yoga courses (and all my classes); it is a fundamental of the practices. A ‘back to basics’ mindset feels useful at this time of year, and particularly this year. When confronted with adversity, fear, anxiety and overwhelm, my approach is generally to pause, feel my feet on the ground, take a steadying breath and look to the next essential step to take.