The great thing about yoga is it teaches you how to breathe. When you breathe deeply you burn fat and speed up your metabolism. Most of us take shallow breathes which does not let your body process the oxygen efficiently.
Breathing deeply allows your body to remove harmful toxins, increase energy, and help you lose weight. Studies have shown that just breathing deeply on a regular basis can burn up to 140% more calories than riding an stationary bike!
Taking a yoga class or watching a yoga video can teach you proper breathing techniques. Until then, try this:
Lay down and breathe in slowly. Feel your abdominal muscles stretch as you slowly let as much oxygen as you can into your body. Hold your breath for a moment, tighten your abdominal muscles, and exhale through your mouth slowly with your lips pursed as if you were drinking through a straw.
Easy right? Practice this for at least 15 minutes a day until it becomes a natural part of your life!