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Performance-enhancing breathing techniques

More of an ancient technology than yoga, yet totally relevant to our modern world, Kundalini is a dynamic blend of physical postures, breathing, movement, stretching, meditation, mantras, and relaxation. It activates the glandular and strengthens the nervous systems, expands the lung capacity, and purifies the bloodstream by incorporating physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of yoga into one cohesive and integrated system. The combination of all this brings balance to the body, mind and soul.

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Yoga has dozens of variations in philosophy and style. While some Yoga (like Bikram) are structured as a physical workout, others (like Jivamukti) put an emphasis on meditation. Kundalini Yoga is little of both, with an added emphasis on consciousness. Compared to other forms of Yoga, it has a much broader emphasis on breathing, meditation, hand positions (mudras), chanting (mantra), and spirituality. It is said that the benefits of Kundalini manifest 16 times faster than with other styles of yoga. A few other distinguishing factors are:

The difference between meditation and breathing techniques.

Why breathing techniques are used for enhanced performance by the Navy Seals, US Army, the Chelsea soccer team and the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

Proper breathing: most get it backward, which can add to the stress.

Why breathing more from one nostril or the other can impact performance and well-being, why you should care and what to do about it.

How to harness your breath to enhance calm or wake yourself up.

Techniques to enhance focus and concentration.

Techniques to enhance personal projection — great when giving speeches or chairing meetings.

How to breathe and which position to lie in to support sleep.