Broken Breaths

Monday, June 22, 2009

Some kriyas are used with broken breaths. This type of breathing works with an inhalation ratio: hold, exhale, and hold. Example: 1:4:2:0, 4:16:2:0. Inhale in four strokes through the nose, hold for four seconds, exhale in two strokes, and then hold the air out in an O. Another common example is the 4:1 ratio. Inhale in 4 equal strokes, like quick sniffs through the nose, and exhale in one quick stroke through the nose. continue


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