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One way to help you de- stress, un- wind, take the edge off during your day no matter what is going on or where you are, is closing your eyes, taking a nice big inhale through your nose hold it for 3 seconds and slowly exhale through your nose as well. Repeat a few times and you will see how much peace and clarity this simple breathing technique will bring you. That being said the Breath is O so powerful in your yoga practice. Pranayama, the yogic practice of regulating and channeling one's breath, can provide a bridge between the individual self and the universal soul. Imagine that! Reaching your SOUL simply my learning to control your breathing, letting go, freeing your mind.
But for those of you who are not trying to reach your soul this way just quite yet, it may save you a ton of finger flying in traffic, face burning from frustration when someone cuts you off, moving side to side and looking all around during a long starbucks line. So next time you need a little extra patience, clarity, or just want a little extra warm fuzzies, take a nice big Breath in and release with control.