Yoga Tip/Challenge # 11: Use Your Breath To Relax Your Mind

Always remember that your breath has a direct connection to your nervous system, which is why a peaceful mind is connected to relaxed and conscious breathing.

When practicing your Yoga (any limb on your eightfold path), or just generally going about your day, check-in with yourself often to ensure that you are breathing deeply, fully, and with smooth, intentional focus and flow.

This awareness and intention will come in handy for self-regulation and for de-stressing in overwhelming situations. This intentional breathing pattern will also train your mind and body to become more synchronized, calm, and resilient over time as well.