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BREATH

My Breath Is Life

The human body requires oxygen even more than food or water. Oxygen delivered through the breath provides the body with cellular energy to sustain itself and perform the many activities of living.

Breathing can be voluntary or involuntary. Mariposa Yoga Therapy influences voluntary breathing through Pranayama and techniques designed for regulating the breath. In Hindu philosophy, Prana refers to our life force — the energy that flows through our bodies and catalyzes our physical and emotional wellbeing. Pranayama helps to expand prana and puts us in touch with the diaphragmatic breathing that massively benefits mental and physical health.