Joining Breath with Movement
“Yoga is as much a practice involving breath as it is involving the body.” – TKV Desikachar
The breath links the inner and out body. How we feel shows in our breathing. For example, when we feel pain or when we are distracted or anxious, our breathing changes. Under these conditions, the breath can be shallow, inefficient, and might over-rely on secondary respiratory muscles rather than the diaphragm. Exploring the link between our breath and our body’s movement is the first step toward changing uncomfortable or inefficient habits of movement and posture that cause stiffness and blockages of energy flow through the body.