LÄRABAR Tip of the Week: Take a Deep Breath

These days, many of us are so busy that we don’t even have time (or we think we don’t have time) to take a deep breath. But pranayama, the formal practice of controlling the breath, is essential to good health. In fact, pranayama literally means “to extend the vital life force,” or prana.

While the best way to practice pranayama is under the guidance of an experienced teacher, here are 3 practices that support the parasympathetic nervous system, quiet your mind, and focus your attention, according to Breathe Easy: Relax With Pranayama.