Why we breathe through the nose & 6 poses for strong lungs | Rita Knorr – Fulcrum Blu Yoga

4 reasons to breathe through the nose for air: 1) warmth; 2) humidifier; 3) filter; 4) calming effect (to allow for a shift from the sympathetic to the parasympathetic nervous system. This practice focuses on openness of the upper chest with an emphasis of 6 different yoga poses.
00:35 Urdhva Hastasana
01:11 Forearm cobra
01:55 #1 Cobra – Bhujangasana
02:40 Athletes that get “In the Zone”
03:17 How the diaphragm moves
04:15 #2 Triangle – Uttitha Trikonasana
06:33 #3 Camel Variation -Ardha Ustrasana
08:16 Nostril Breath & autonomic nervous system
09:01 #4 Bow – Dhanurasana (w/ variation)
10:20 #5 Seated Twist – Ardha Matsyendosana
16:10 Savasana
For an interesting discussion of the importance of nostril breathing: https://lifespa.com/podcast/098-functional-breathing-2/#Exercise_for_Breathing_with_a_Blocked_Nose
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Anusara yoga website: https://www.anusarayoga.com/

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