The Power of Breathing
Breathing is one of the most important vital functions. Poor breathing can impact every other body system because it is the sole source of oxygen for our bodies.
In yoga, the practice of Pranayama is the focus and control of breathing to attain a relaxed state.
Pranayama literally means regulated breathing:
Prana – breath
Yama – regulating
Changing Our State of Mind
When we focus on our breathing we center our thoughts and focus on what is happening right now. This is incredibly important for overcoming the stress and anxieties the world puts on us.
Deep, controlled breaths send signals to our body that we can relax; the situation is okay, we’re okay. When anxious, we breathe with our chest, not our core and we take rapid shallow breaths. Simply focusing on our breathing and breathing deeply from our belly breaks this cycle.
Connecting With Your Body
Our users have found that PowerLung can not only strengthen their breathing and provide better control over their breathing, but allows them to gain a better sense of what parts of their body they are engaging to breathe. Focusing on the flow of energy through all these muscle groups can allow you to achieve a greater state of Pranayama.
The greatest benefit of Power Lung for Yoga and Pilates is the awareness It gives one as to where the core muscles are in the body and how they function. The core muscles are very much connected to the breathing muscles. In Vinyasa Yoga the focus is on linking breath to movement, the goal is to initiate that movement from the core and to let go of all other muscles. The Power Lung allows one to see how this is possible by giving you the sense of how the subtle, deep core muscles are connected to breathing and in reality they are one and the same