Dragons are said to breathe fire, and so can you in a way when you do this pose.
Add more dragon breaths and rounds as you feel comfortable. You will notice that your dragon breath will get stronger and longer with practice.
This breathing pose is a really good belly toner. It’s also excellent for aiding your child’s elimination system, especially for constipation. Only do this breath on an empty stomach.
If you get lightheaded, it’s just because you’re getting more oxygen than you’re used to. So, breathe in and out normally and rest.
Our intestines absorb nutritious elements from our food into our bodies. Dragon breath helps us clean the walls of the intestines. It loosens undigested particles that can clog things up, and helps move them out. The intestines are about 20 feet long, but they are coiled up so they can fit inside our bodies.
As you snort in the dragon breath use different rhythms. Snort fast. Snort slow. . In music terms, staccato means faster. Adagio means slower. Mix up your adagio and staccato dragon breaths make a pattern and play your belly like a musical instrument.
The yoga word, prana, means energy, vitality, life-force. When you practice breaths like the dragon, which make you feel awake and alive, that is the prana. Can you whisper the word prana as you exhale and snap your belly back in the dragon breath?
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