Yoga Breathing Exercises – Pranayama Videos

Yoga Breathing or Pranayama, is the foundation of your yoga practice. It begins with deepening your breathing with the 3-part breath, then moves into more advanced breathing exercises such as Kapalabhati and the Alternate Nostril Breath. Pranayama also goes hand in hand with the Asanas. These two Yogic Principles together are considered as the highest form of purification and self-discipline, covering both mind and body. Our Pranayama videos will guide you through the steps that you need to understand in order to do the breathing excercises effortlessly and effectively.

abdominal breath, abdominal breathing, belly breath, belly breathing
Beginner
Duration: 3 minutes
The abdominal breath moves the diaphragm down and up as you inhale and exhale, pushing the abdominal organs forward, and then back inward. The air is encouraged into the lower lobes of the lungs and the organs in the lower torso are massaged, stimulated and relaxed.
nadhi sodhana, alternate nostril breathing, yoga breathing technique
Beginner
Duration: 3 minutes
Alternate Nostril Breath is a gentle, relaxing breathing technique that soothes the nervous system, calms the mind and balances the right and left - hot and cold, sympathetic and parasympathetic, activating and relaxing - aspects of our being.
Beginner
Duration: 3 minutes
In putting the belly breath, the mid chest breath and the upper chest breath together, we have the complete deep breath, also known as the 3-part breath. It is essential to practice and expand your ability to breath deeply since it forms the foundation of most yogic breathing techniques.
chest breath, chest breathing, deep breathing, breath deeper
Beginner
Duration: 2 minutes
The Mid-chest breath pranayama is focused on the rib cage, and expanding the rib cage out to the sides, the front and the back. This movement channels air into the middle lobes of the lungs. The exhalation requires a squeezing effort to completely expel all of the air in the lungs.
kapalabhati, kapalabhati pranayama, yoga breathing technique
Beginner
Duration: 3 minutes
Kapalabhati is an energizing, rejuvenating, total-body wake-up! It is deemed to be more of a cleansing technique than a breathing technique, cleansing the nasal passage and the lungs. It is often used to prepare for the practice of pranayama.
kapalabhati pranayama, yoga breathing technique, yoga breathing
Beginner
Duration: 4 minutes
Part II takes you through a couple rounds of Kapalabhati and introduces a visualization, and the reason why it is called the Skull Cleanser.
rhythmic breathing, deep breathing, deep breath, yoga breath, yoga breathing
Beginner
Duration: 3 minutes
Using the complete, 3-part breath, this is a gentle rhythmic breathing technique that has a repeating cycle of inhalation, exhalation and retentions. It is very good for relaxing the entire nervous system, letting go of the emotions and calming the mind.
upper chest breathing, breathing into upper lungs
Beginner
Duration: 1 minutes
During Upper-chest Breath breathing exercise, the air is drawn into the upper-most lobes of the lungs. It can help to loosen the upper chest area, and brings awareness to tension in the shoulders, chest and neck.