Lion breath

Lion breathing is usually practiced between asanas on

This practice requires an open mind and a willingness to look a little silly. Lion breathing is done widely, opening the mouth and sticking out the tongue as you exhale. At the same time, you need to roar loudly, like a lion. This pranayama relieves the clamps from the muscles of the throat, neck and jaws. We often pinch these areas due to mental constraint.

How to practice

Get on all fours. Take a deep breath in through your nose and tilt your head up. With an exhalation, open your mouth wide, stick out your tongue and exhale completely with a loud “aaaaa” sound. Roar as loudly as possible, of course, it is desirable that strangers do not hear you, as they may not understand what is happening and get scared. If there is no way to retire, you can not voice the exhalation, but simply pronounce the hissing “haaaaa”. The benefits of pranayama in this case will still be. Repeat this breath 3-5 times. This pranayama cools the body and is useful between exercises in intensive practice.