Should there be a pause between inhale and exhale?

April 5, 2013    BY Rolf Sovik

Melissa asks "I am currently in a course here in Colorado about breathing and they emphasize they pause at the top and bottom of each breath. This isn't the way I practice breathing, but this school and teacher are adamant about taking the pause. What is the "correct" way and why?"

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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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