Benefits Of Yoga Breathing

One of the benefits that most people find when they begin doing yoga is they learn to breathe correctly in a manner that can bring about a calmness and total relaxation almost instantly.

Public Speaking

Fear of Public Speaking:

Public speaking is one of the greatest fears that most people have.

Many public speaking courses combine relaxation methods into their training.

This helps to eliminate or at least control the fear that can overcome people when expected to speak in front of strangers.

It has been noted that those people who perform yoga exercises on a regular basis are a lot calmer.

They can control the situation better than those who have not used any form of relaxation or stress relieving techniques.

By remaining calm and in control the fear of speaking will generally subside and the reality of the situation will be a lot easier to accept and control.

Simply breathing correctly will induce a feeling of calm that will be sufficient to help a person through a public speaking engagement.

Sports Runner

Many Benefits For Sports people:

Yoga has also helped many professional sports men and women to perform at their best by eliminating the tension and anxiety that they feel before events.

In all sports optimum performance requires that you remain as relaxed as possible at all times and yoga is just the ticket for helping you to achieve that state of mind and body.

Once again correct breathing techniques will help to calm the mind and the body and help the sportsperson to focus on their event in a relaxed manner for optimum results.

The additional benefit of a more supple body also goes a long way in the prevention of injuries for sport people.

Simply lifting a person’s level of fitness can help to reduce the number of asthma attacks for many people.

Yoga Breathing For Asthma:

Yoga is one of the best methods to help people to learn and implement better breathing habits and this is something that can help those who suffer from asthma considerably.

There are various different reasons why people get affected by asthma and for a lot of them it is brought on during times of stress.

Yoga breathing has proven to be one of the best ways of reducing and eliminating stress from people’s lives.

That alone can often be all that is needed to ensure that a person no longer needs to suffer from asthma attacks.

Anxiety is often a precursor to an asthma attack and once again yoga has been proven to reduce anxiety attacks in most people.

By simply learning and applying the breathing techniques that are taught in yoga a person can control situations that would normally have set off a reaction.

Any time that the asthma can be controlled without the use of medication in the form of inhalers or other solutions.

The asthma sufferer goes one step further to eliminating it from their life.

Breathe In the Air

A Powerful Mind:

The mind is very powerful and it can affect the body functions both positively and negatively,

Each time the asthma sufferer manages to handle a situation where an attack would have occurred.

It sends a powerful and positive message to the subconscious that will add support to the next time such an event is encountered.

For some people with asthma it is the panic and anxiety that they feel when an attack begins to develop that makes the situation all the worse.

The calm and relaxed manner that yoga breathing helps these people develop also helps to reduce the impact of these events.

In doing so either eliminates them or makes any asthma attack milder than what would normally be expected.

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Yoga Breathing For Anxiety:

If you have had or know of anyone who has had anxiety attacks then you will understand just how badly this affects the freedom to cope with something as simple as everyday life.

The fear of something happening is often so powerful that people become confined to their own homes unable to venture out in public.

Medication is often a choice that people will make to help them cope but some of these very same medications can create anxiety too.

People take sleeping tablets to help them to sleep without knowing that one of the common side effects of sleeping tablets is increased anxiety.

Obviously a natural alternative will be a better option unless you consider some of the herbal products that are on the market as many of these can have a reaction with some people.

A Natural Solution:

Yoga breathing on the other hand is a natural solution to the problem that is more effective than all else and has absolutely no side effects.

Besides that it is free to do, it can be done in the privacy of your own home.

It is not something that you need to ‘come off’ after it has achieved the desired result.

Quite to the contrary where most people who start yoga breathing continue to use what they have learned for the rest of their life in one form or another.


Negative Thoughts:

When people constantly suffer from anxiety attacks and start to withdraw into themselves.

They get a distorted outlook on life and will tend to look at most things in a negative light.

By bringing about a balance in the mind there is no room for these negative thoughts and as a person becomes more positive they also recover confidence.

That in turn helps them to venture out and become more active.

Inactivity is a concern with elderly people in particular and is responsible for increased levels of stress and frustration.

This often leads them to resort to alternatives such as alcohol to ‘help’ cope when in fact these solutions do quite the opposite.

Yoga breathing is certainly the best solution minimizing anxiety attacks.


The more yoga breathing you do, provided you are getting good instruction, the better you will become at this.

It will help you to remain calm in situations where you would have previously felt stressed.

I would love to hear your thoughts about this post or this site in general.

I will answer all the comments on my website personally so drop me a line below if you have any Yoga questions or comments.

I’m happy to help any way that I can.


Namaste Shane.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietitian before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.

6 thoughts on “Benefits Of Yoga Breathing”

  1. I always suspected that yoga/breathing techniques could aid someone in public speaking. I think if a person practices yoga breathing for 2-3 weeks prior to having to speak publicly, then they may be surprised at how much more relaxed and confident they’ll be. And yoga has definitely played a role in helping me develop a powerful mindset.

    • Hello Nate,

      You are correct in your suspicions about breathing.

      Proper breathing regardless of what situation you are in  can make you more relaxed in a stressful situation. 

      Or at least appear to be in control of your emotions. 

      Namaste Shane. 

  2. I never knew that yoga breathing can help with public speaking, I guess I need to shift my mind towards that. However, as a distance runner, I can attest to the importance of proper breathing control and rhythm, not only does it with sending oxygen to your legs avoiding cramping, when breathing is done properly it can improve performance significantly. I find that when I maintain the correct breathing I am calmer and less anxious about the big task of finishing a marathon.

    Thank you for the insightful article, I have learned a lot

    • Hello Sphwie, 

      Appreciate the feedback on my post. 

      Glad it was of interest to you. 

      Breathing is essential part of life for all people and other various species of life. 

      Without breath their is no life.

      How we control that breath can effect one’s life.

      Regards Shane.

  3. That was really insightful and well explained. I’ve never done yoga, just reading up on it. What I am noticing is that when I drink green tea my mind feels much clearer than when I drink coffee, which dries me out. I’m guessing what we eat is also connected to our state of mind? If so, I think I would definitely look into attending a yoga class, though I’d probably need to read more about it first. II didn’t know yoga was good for anxiety as you say here but come to think of it, I don’t see why not. Have you written more on this? 

    • Hello Anthony, Thank you for taking the time to read my post. 

      I would highly recommend you look further in to doing yoga.

      Whether that is doing a class or reading about it.

      I have written many articles about yoga. 

      I will leave a link for you to discover more about yoga.

      All About Yogarjuna

      Namaste Shane.


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