In a very busy world, most of us are lost in a myriad of activities from watching TV, keeping eyes on the children, planning for work and making food for the family. It is not any better outside the house as you may plan your day while commuting to work, listening to the radio and then start planning how to spend the evening or weekend on the way back. The rush to accomplish daily tasks can make one lose connection with the present.
While you may believe that you have to do most of the things that occupy your daily life, long term meditators, yogis, non-yogis, and short term dabblers agree that meditation enhances focus. In fact, studies have shown that mindful breathing can help one get into the present and provide a lot of benefits. The benefits can range from calming the brain, boosting energy, improving brain function, reducing stress, keeping the brain youthful, promotion of self-control, patience and focus among other benefits. The following are some of the most effective Yoga practices for mindful breathing.