Yoga teaches you to breathe when holding a pose, even when it’s challenging and uncomfortable. Without breath, there is no yoga. Struggling to breathe while you practice is your body simply saying ‘back off to the next layer, put your ego aside.’
The lesson you learn is how to breathe when life gets tough, when you feel stressed, overwhelmed, or experience anxiety…rather than fight through it and ignore your body’s signals, take a moment to step back, tune inward, and listen to what your body is telling you it needs. Deep inhales and exhales provide a huge relief to your nervous system and blankets your body with calmness. You quiet your internal dialogue. You become more present. You become more aware.