I had some requests from students to compile a list of the new pranayama/breathing techniques I taught during my recent *Soothing Yoga For Stressful Times* course. I hope you will add them to your yoga repertoire and draw upon them when needed:
Diaphragmatic/Belly Breath: Click link for a good explanation from Harvard Medical School.
2 (Exhale):1 (Inhale) Ratio Breathing: When your exhales can be longer than your inhales, you are soothing your nervous system.
Sitali Pranayam: A cooling, calming pranayam. Great one for summertime.
4-7-8 Breath: A good one when you’re feeling anxious.
Bee Breath: Another good one for anxiety and stress relief.
Moon Breath: Click for instructions for Moon Breath that you can practice for insomnia, as well as bonus Sun Breath technique. ;)
And don’t forget, we also did Alternate Nostril and Ujayi Breathing, which I have taught several times over the years in other courses.