Many ancient teachings and art forms place emphasis on the power of the breath. Whether it's practicing Yoga Postures known as Asanas, participating in sports, singing or dancing, proper breathing brings greater strength and power when applied. Yoga Deep Breathing helps to calm, and relax as well.
Yoga Deep Breathing places emphasis on breathing through the nose as you inhale and and drawing the air from the back of the throat known as the Pharynx; the same place from where snoring comes. It is also necessary to use the full lung capacity.
Begin by taking a deep breath and as you exhale make a big sigh. This is the area from where you will be breathing. Now take a deep breath through your nose and with your mouth closed sigh once again keeping the sigh at the back of your throat. It should sound like a wave coming in and out. Repeat.
Your lungs are pear-shaped. As you inhale, begin the expansion at the bottom of your lungs continue to the middle, then the top as though you were filling a balloon. As you exhale, empty your lungs from the top, then the middle, then the bottom. Don't forget to breathe from the back of your throat. Be careful not to take in too many deep breaths at first. Sometimes the brain is receiving too much oxygen and you can get dizzy.
Deep Breathing will help feed the brain and nourish your blood as well as act as a natural tranquilizer. Begin with 10 Deep Breaths a day and eventually move to 50. Remember not to over do!