- Published: October 7, 2017
Yoga: Deep Breathing, Heavy Breathing or Reduced Breathing?
QuestionI take Yoga classes and the teacher is so focused on deep breathing. She picks me out and keeps on saying to me, “Take a deep breath - deeper, deeper -and then slowly let it out”. And I don’t like to deep breathe. Isn’t that going against the Buteyko method?
Many yoga teachers are not aware of the danger of hyperventilation. They often make their students hyperventilate without knowing that this can be damaging to their health. When I take a yoga class, I always breathe exclusively through my nose and avoid excessive breathing despite the instructions often given by a teacher.