Is It Safe to Practice Deep Breathing In Yoga?

Sasha talks about excessive breathing vs. peaceful of invisible Buteyko Breathing

Is relaxation really supported by deep breathing? Is it a cultural stereotype inserted into an ancient tradition? Does it help to improve health? Do we need to push our breathing to improve it? Watch this video created by Sasha Yakovleva, a Buteyko Breathing teacher to find answers to these questions. 

This is a clip from a recent webinar discussing Yoga and Dharma. In this video, Sasha shares a personal story regarding how the deep breathing promoted by yogis in the west can be harmful instead of helpful. Why isn’t it safe and does this mean you shouldn’t practice yoga? Watch now!

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