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Pregnancy and Breathing – Why it is so important

(Schwangerschaftyoga und Atmung ) During pregnancy, breathing tends to shorten. The abdominal cavity is an enclosed pressure chamber. Bad posture, fatigue, pain, discomfort or lack of awareness of pregnancy increase the pressure. The diaphragm is the ceiling of the chamber. On average, by the end of pregnancy, the diaphragm has widened 2 cm, and at…

Importance of Pranayama in Yoga

Pranayama is a Sanskrit word, combining two words, Prana + Ayama. Prana means “the vital energy force and Ayama means “expansion”. The simple meaning is “Expansion¬†of your vital life force through controlled and prolonged breathing”. Before going deep into the details, let us compare it with breathing. Pranayama and Breathing Breathing is more an unconscious…