Breath is the fundamental part of any yoga practice. Each practice begins with a few minutes of focused attention on inhaling and exhaling, fully and deeply. We rely on our breath to guide us through difficult poses and we remind ourselves to stay connected to it when we start feeling overwhelmed or distracted.

“For the Spirit of God has made me and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” {Job 33:4}

In the Bible, the same word for breath is the same word as Spirit. When God breathed life into Adam and Eve, he breathed his Spirit into them. When we connect with our breath, we have the opportunity to connect with the Spirit, to what God is doing and speaking in this moment, right here, right now.