Diaphragmatic Breath Training

Theory and practice to manage emotional life

July 18, 2013    BY Rolf Sovik

Relax, sleep better, and manage negative emotions by learning diaphragmatic breathing.  Rolf describes three types of breathing—involuntary, voluntary, and non-voluntary—and explains how diaphragmatic breathing overrides the unhealthy effects of poor breathing on our mind and body. Follow Rolf through a guided practice that trains you to breathe diaphragmatically, and experience the deep relaxation that comes from spending time with the breath. Prop: thin cushion for the head (optional)

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Rolf Sovik
President and Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute and a clinical psychologist in private practice, Rolf Sovik has studied yoga in the United States, India, and Nepal. He holds degrees in philosophy, music, Eastern studies, and clinical psychology. Former Co-Director of the Himalayan Institute of Buffalo, NY he began his practice of yoga in 1972, and was initiated as a pandit in the Himalayan tradition in 1987. He is the author of Moving Inward, co-author of the award-winning Yoga:... Read more>>


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