3 – part breath: dirgha pranayama

Dīrgha (दीर्घ ) Prāṇāyāma (प्राणायाम ) Dīrgha Prāṇāyāma,  a cooling breath, is the process of elongating the breath using specific techniques. Dhirgha breath is often referred to as Dhirgha Shvāsam, Deep Yogic Breath. This is often the first breathing technique taught to new yoga practitioners. Dīrgha (दीर्घ ) has several meanings - “slow,” “deep,” “long,” and “complete.” Shvāsam is the breath. Prāṇāyāma (प्राणायाम ) …

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