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The importance of our breath: pranayama

Do you breathe properly? You’re probably laughing as you read this... “of course I breathe properly - otherwise I wouldn’t be alive!”. But so many of us fall into poor breathing habits by adopting upper chest breathing patterns. Our breath is controlled by a primitive part of our brain and is therefore highly influenced by our emotional states. Fear, stress and anxiety can change your breathing pattern, increasing its pace and making it less efficient. Holding tension in your