Lions Breath

About the Practice

Practice Benefits

Lions breath is an energizing breath practice that releases toxins from the body and energizes our mood. Lions breath can be used when you have a tickle in your throat or are experiencing dry mouth, and it promotes relaxation in the face and neck. 

This breath stimulates your vocal cords and diaphragm. Singers and people with impairments find this breathing exercise to be very helpful. When practicing Lions breath funny faces are made around the room that puts our self consciousness to the side for a moment. Sticking out your tongue and roaring like a lion may be exactly what you need to express yourself.  

 

I like to practice this exercise by using each exhale to let go of whatever we may be holding onto in the body. Whether that may be tension in the body, stress, or thoughts. With every inhale we search for what we are holding onto and every exhale we see if we can let that go.

Find a comfortable position seated either on the floor or in a chair. Learn forward slightly and brace your hands on your knees or the floor. Spread your fingers as wide as possible. Inhale through the nose. Open your mouth and stretch out your tongue like you're going to touch your in. Exhale with force and move your breath across the base of the tongue. While exhaling make a "ha" sound that comes deep within your belly. Breathe normally for a few breaths.

Repeats Lions breath up to 7 times with rests in-between.

After you are done with the exercise, breathe deeply for 1-2 minutes.

I recommend Lions breath to Toddlers, Teenagers, Adults, and Seniors that are looking to let loose and let go.

 

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