Three Part Breath: 4:46 min

Benefits: Also known as deep abdominal breathing or diaphragmatic breathing, tradition says the benefits of this breath include heavy oxidation of the blood—which is extremely beneficial for overall health—and purifying the blood and body (especially the nose, throat and lungs.)

Yogi’s say the vital prana, or life-force, contained in the air we breathe is absorbed into the body with this technique which helps to calm and stabilize both physical and emotional sensations in the body.

Other traditional benefits of this simple breath include: strengthens the liver and stomach—which improves digestion,  brings agility to the body, and markedly increases life-span.