In Yoga Sutra 2:46, Patanjali tells us that “a stable and comfortable pose is asana,” yet many of us struggle with incorporating sthira and sukha (stability and comfort) into our yoga practice. Experiencing these qualities requires a deep understanding of, and connection to, the breath—specifically, deep, diaphragmatic yogic breathing.
When we cultivate yogic breathing, we awaken a powerful support system for the body and mind. With the help of this supportive foundation, stability and comfort naturally emerge, allowing us to expand our current capacity, reduce our sense of effort, and cultivate enhanced inner awareness.
Grab your mat for this all-levels yoga class with Judy Moulton, and discover key aspects of breath awareness and breath-aligned movement necessary to tap into your own inherent stability and comfort.
Source: Livestream recorded live at the Himalayan Institute in Honesdale, PA on August 19, 2018.