Full Yogic Breath (Three-Part Breath)

A Pitta-Pacifying Yoga Pose
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Find a comfortable seated position. Take a slow deep breath into the belly. Feel the breath expand the belly laterally, outward, and downward. After your belly becomes full, guide the breath into the rib cage. Feel the rib cage expand like an accordion. Moving from the ribs, draw the breath into the chest. The heart and collarbones will rise. To release the breath, expel the breath from the chest, then the rib cage, and lastly the belly. Take several rounds of the three-part breath.

Pitta Focus:

Lengthening your exhalation and feeling the breath in your back body.

Benefits:

Calms the nervous system, slows the mind, cultivates awareness, and increases lung capacity.