It expands your lungs so each in breath increases blood flow.
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Feeling sluggish? Every moment, you have the opportunity to enliven your mind and body. Nope, we’re not referring to the coffee machine; it’s called your breath, and all it takes is awareness (along with regular practice) to reap the sweet benefits it has to offer. Here, Tias Little, teacher of YJ’s course Pranayama 101, shares a preparatory pose to help expand your lungs so each inhalation brings more blood flow to the body and tonifies the nervous system.