Of all the ten principles of yoga, this concept is the hardest for me to explain. Being breathed? Huh?
What it means to me is that while we practice yoga, we are allowing the breath to move us. We breathe deeply to help ourselves relax and go deeper into postures. We breathe consciously to help us concentrate and focus inward. We breathe easily – not forcing the breath, or any other part of the body/mind to go farther than it should. We let the breath flow through us, let the breath lead us to wherever our practice is meant to take us.
Following the breath, not the mind. Does that make sense?
Remember, if you’re not breathing, you’re not doing yoga!