Friday asana aid: Proper breathing

Not sure why this happened, but this week turned into the week of studying my breath closely during practice.

I can’t say what triggered my focus on my breathing. Maybe Bobbie said something to me… probably along the lines of, “You’re not breathing deeply enough.”

I’ve been practicing Ashtanga long enough to know that any first feelings of “I figured this out” or “Oh, this makes sense” are invariably followed by utter confusion and total disarray. So I want to hold back on talking about what I may be learning, in anticipation of the inevitable two steps back that will follow my one step forward.

It has gotten me looking for some assistance, though. Here are a few (and we get away from some of our usual suspect teachers):

And then:

Next up:

Followed by:

Lastly, a couple from Richard Freeman:


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