All posts tagged: breath

With Every Inhale

With every inhale: lengthen.  With ever exhale, twist. With every inhale, draw in the world around you.  With every exhale, draw yourself inward. Twist. Wring out the excess. What are you holding onto that is no longer beneficial in your life?  Exhale, breath it out.  Wring out the excess.

What is Yoga and Why do I practice Yoga?

Yoga is a reason.  It’s a reason to get up in the morning and a reason to fuel my body in a healthy way.  It’s a reason to continue my fight.  It’s a reason to breathe. Yoga is breath. It’s the inhale and the exhale that allows me to get through each day, through each trying situation.  I can feel it with me when my alarm goes off in the morning, and when I’m standing in the shower.  I can feel yoga on my morning commute and into the office.  It’s in lungs and in my shoulders as I sit at my desk.  I feel it in my back and my hamstrings after an 8+ hour day at my desk.  I feel it in the back of my eyes, after staring at a computer screen all day. I go to my mat because it is my reason for breathing. My mat holds me.  It allows me to release my breath that I’ve been holding all day.  From the moment my alarm went off to the …