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Practice 2: De-stressing with Your Breath

Lecture no. 18 from the course: Building your Resilience: Finding Meaning in Adversity

Practice 2: De-stressing with Your Breath

Taught by Professor Molly Birkholm | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Health,Fitness & Nutrition Courses

Learning to work with breathing is particularly powerful, as breath is the only function of the autonomic nervous system we can control. You’ll practice the three-part yogic breath, relaxation breath, energizing breath, and alternate-nostril breathing, among others. You’ll develop a better understanding of the yogic saying: “the mind affects the breath, and the breath affects the mind.”

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