In Sanskrit, yoga means “to yoke” or “to unite” as in the mind, body and spirit. Substantial research has been conducted on the therapeutic benefits of yoga, which includes postures (asanas), breathing (pranayama) and meditation.
The whole of our lives are centered on the breath, yet the breath is something we rarely, if ever truly, pay attention to. The breath serves as our barometer throughout life. We tend to breathe mindlessly. However, none of our daily functions would be possible without a single breath. When proper attention is placed on breathing, a beautiful transformation within the body begins.