Classes this month have been focussed on deepening our practice using conscious breathing. This article looks at how working with the breath can help us release tension and shift out of negative or self-defeating thought patterns.
Asana practice is an ideal place to practice this. We face something difficult (a hard pose, a long hold) and we attune to our breath while we are there, relaxing, smoothing, and deepening it as needed. In this way then, we learn to turn to the breath in response to difficulty, challenge or discomfort.