Without a conscious focus on breath, a yoga practice will become strained and challenging. In yoga, breathing techniques are referred to as pranayama. Breath is life, and yet an active focus on the breath throughout everyday life is often ignored.
So many of us spend our days stressed out and full of tension. Whether it's a heavy workload, a busy family life or a late night social calendar, it all catches up eventually. That's where meditation comes in handy. Simply taking time out of your day to stop and breathe with purpose can alter your attitude and make the day much smoother. Check out these five tips.