Practice, Video The Science of Breathing Explore the deep physiological and emotional benefits of pairing consistent breath with yogic movement By John Campbell This piece is from our partners at Sonima. Find more like it here. ••• The tradition of yoga is significantly more than just physical training. In this tutorial, John Campbell, an assistant professor of religious studies at the University of Virginia, and a longtime Ashtanga yoga teacher and practitioner, explores the importance of breath as one of the fundamental elements of yoga practice, and its relationship to the mind, body, and emotional world. Through steady breathing, concentration, and movement, the yoga can serve as a transformative mechanism to improve overall well-being for advanced and beginning practitioners alike. — This story was originally published on Sonima.com. If you enjoyed this story, check out these other articles: 16 Incredible Stories of Healing Through Yoga How to Deal with Emotions that Arise During Meditation How Making Mental Space Can Unlock Your Purpose Sonima.com is a new wellness website dedicated to helping people improve their lives through yoga, workouts, guided meditations, healthy recipes, pain prevention techniques, and life advice. Our balanced approach to wellness integrates traditional wisdom and modern insights to support vibrant and meaningful living.