Benefits of Breathing: The Scientific Benefits of Breathing INFOGRAPHIC - Emma Seppälä, Ph. Breathing is the single-most important function we perform, and yet it doesn't get nearly enough recognition!
8 Limbs of Yoga Yama- Self restraints Niyama- How to behave in the world and with others Asana- movement within our temple Pranayama- Connection to our life force; our breath Pratyahara- mindful detachment Dharana- Studying the mind Dh
When the breath wanders, the mind is also unsteady. But when the breath is calm, the mind too will be still and the yogi achieve long life. Therefore, one should learn to control the breath. Hatha Yoga Pradipika (one of my favourite books)