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Lauren Sullivan

I never knew there was so many ways to breath. But after learning about the different kinds I am definitely a chest-breather.


I'm an overbreather and have spent years trying to even out my breath with little (short lived) success. Any suggestions on how to balance one's breath?

shazia b

i suffer from anxiety and have shallow breathing and overbreathe too.would yoga help me to overcome this problem?


To SPSenewiratna - More alternate breathing! My experience, too is that alternate breathing blocks my nasal passages, and I use a neti pot almost everyday. I find that even though it can be a bit annoying, if you continue with the cycle and concentrate on how invigorating it is for mind and body, your nostrils will clear themselves. I am not a medical professional and can not claim that your asthma is a non-issue, but again, working with the breath in this way seems like it could only help and is very unlikely to hurt.

I find it impossibe to do alternate nostril breathing my nose gets blocked up. I am asthmatic would there be a connection? How can I over come this problem?


I think yoga is very relaxing and meditating is my favourite.


Good article. You list different types in a nutshell.
Here is a 'how to do' for reverse breathing. Kindly visit

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Reverse Breathing instructions


this journal is really very informative,i,am a housewife in india but still feel i need to learn more on yoga & it gives me a good insite to the things i don't know about thank you for all the effort u have been going thru.

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