Fear of Doing Breath of Fire

You never have to feel reticent about doing your yoga practice! If Breath of Fire is uncomfortable for you, your solar plexus may be tight from stress or emotional duress. Practice consciously releasing the upper abdominal area as you do the Breath of Fire and also, as you go about your day, continually keep this area relaxed. When the solar plexus is blocked there is a disconnect between feeling and thinking. To be an integrated well balanced person in all areas of our lives it is very important to have the solar plexus open.

Its also very important to remember that when areas that have been blocked begin to open, sometimes we can feel a little resistance as old habits and perspectives "die hard."

By all means stay within your comfort zone (Breath of Fire should be very relaxed and rhythmic, if this is not possible substitute Long Deep Breathing) but know that there is no place left to go but onward and upward!

Disclaimer: The advice we give is in no way intended as a substitute for medical counseling. Please consult your physician before beginning any exercise program or nutritional protocol.