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Yoga and Breathing : Take time for yourself and breathe

By Paul Dallaghan

Practice the 3-minute Breathing Break

Take a moment out of your day to stop and breathe.

  • How aware are you of your breath?
  • Is it shallow or deep?
  • Are the inhale and exhale the same length?
  • How long is each breath?
  • Are your breaths irregular?
  • Is one nostril more open than the other?
  • Do you breathe through your mouth?
  • Are you tired and tense?
  • Are you feeling stressed?
  • How furrowed is your brow?
  • Are you holding your shoulders up?

Smokers make sure they get their smoke break in throughout the day,


Whether you smoke or not

You must take a

Breathing break


Because it will

  • soothe the nervous system.
  • bring awareness within.
  • let the mind refresh.
  • let muscles relax.
  • feed the brain.
  • help you absorb your food more completely.
  • enrich your blood supply.
  • allow you to operate a lot more efficiently.
  • make you calm down and refocus.

You may say, “but I’m breathing all the time.” True. It’s such a vital function that without it you wouldn’t be reading this. The quality of breathing varies greatly, however, leaving most people seriously undernourished and overstressed.

So take a few moments to regain yourself.

Practice the 3-minute Breathing Break

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