Breathing for Balance

Yogic traditions understand the importance of breath, and one that I find particularly beneficial is the Ujjayi breath, or Dragon breath as I like to call it. It is a powerful way of breathing that bathes the adrenal glands in revitalising energy, strengthening the energetic core and sending this strength through all of the other energy systems.

It is an empowering, centring way to work with breath to affect whole system balance. It is simple to do, and takes a little bit of practice to get it, but once you have it you can use it anywhere and everywhere.

There are three basic tenets to working with Dragon breath:

1. Gently constrict the back of the throat as you breathe in