Dirgha Pranayama, Dirga Pranayama, Full Yogic Breath, Deep Breathing
How to perform Dirgha Pranayama
You can practice the full yogic breathing in any position that you are in. In fact, you should make an effort to make this way of breathing your usual and constant breathing.
The more often you breathe deeply like this, the better it is for you and your system.
Inhale deeply and fill first your belly, then your lungs with air and finally until the top of your chest, so that your shoulders are widened and lifted up.
Exhale in the same way, from the top down to the lungs and in the end from the belly.
Benefits of Dirgha Pranayama
It is scientifically proved that people who breathe more deeply are less prone to stress-related diseases and illnesses such as the burnout syndrome, hysteria and even stress-caused headaches and migraine.
Deeper breathing simply means that you inhale more oxygen than in your usual, flat breathing. You give your lungs room to expand and do their work properly. They distribute energy through the blood in your whole body. The more oxygen you get at once, the more energy you will feel.
This deep breathing makes you calmer, slows down your heart beat and thus prevents you from hyperactivity. You don’t take stress as easily anymore and even in situations of shock you are able to reduce any harming effect by taking a few deep breaths.
Of course it is a natural help for anybody who has problems with asthma and his breathing channels.
There are so many benefits to breathing deeply that you might as well simply try it out and see for yourself what it does to you!