Open Mind Open Body

Audio blog for yoga students and teachers. Yoga teacher and psychologist Kelly McGonigal answers listeners' questions about yoga practice, yoga philosophy, yoga therapy, and teaching yoga. For more yoga resources, visit

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Take a Deep Breath

This podcast is inspired by an email question I received from a teacher working privately with a woman who grew up believing that "women should not show visible signs of sweating or breathing." The podpast includes my teaching recommendation, a reflection on the "Politics of Breathing" (or, why so many women chronically hold their breaths), and a 10-minute guided breathing practice that will help you liberate your own breathing, finding a relaxed, easy, and empowered breath.