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Yoga Bella Honored by Expertise.com as One of Best Minneapolis Yoga Studios

“We scored 102 Yoga Studios in Minneapolis, MN and Picked the Top 18

Why These Yoga Studios?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored Minneapolis Yoga Studios on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

Reviewed Curated Top Picks

Our Selection Criteria:

 

  • Reputation: A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.
  • Credibility: Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.
  • Experience: Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.
  • Availability: Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.
  • Professionalism: Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.”

Thank you, Experise.com and to all of you – our wonderful community of supporters who have stood by us, even during these very difficult times! We are truly grateful for you and for the opportunity to go through even this experience together. We appreciate you!!!!!

Today’s practice is all about finding peace and calm in a Hatha Flow class with Carole. 

We had a chance to practice the 4/7/8 breath. Here are the basics:

The 4-7-8 (or Relaxing Breath) Exercise

The 4-7-8 breathing exercise is utterly simple, takes almost no time, requires no equipment and can be done anywhere. Although you can do the exercise in any position, sit with your back straight while learning the exercise. Place the tip of your tongue against the ridge of tissue just behind your upper front teeth, and keep it there through the entire exercise. You will be exhaling through your mouth around your tongue; try pursing your lips slightly if this seems awkward.

  • Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound.
  • Close your mouth and inhale quietly through your nose to a mental count of four.
  • Hold your breath for a count of seven.
  • Exhale completely through your mouth, making a whoosh sound to a count of eight.
  • This is one breath. Now inhale again and repeat the cycle three more times for a total of four breaths.

This breathing exercise is a natural tranquilizer for the nervous system. Unlike tranquilizing drugs, which are often effective when you first take them but then lose their power over time, this exercise is subtle when you first try it, but gains in power with repetition and practice. Do it at least twice a day. You cannot do it too frequently. Do not do more than four breaths at one time for the first month of practice. Later, if you wish, you can extend it to eight breaths. If you feel a little lightheaded when you first breathe this way, do not be concerned; it will pass. Once you develop this technique by practicing it every day, it will be a very useful tool that you will always have with you. Use it whenever anything upsetting happens – before you react. Use it whenever you are aware of internal tension or stress. Use it to help you fall asleep. This exercise cannot be recommended too highly. Everyone can benefit from it.

 

Namaste’

 

 

 

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