Breathing exercises are a foundational aspect of yoga practice but they can also be used on their own throughout the day to ground and re-center yourself! Erin walks us through the three-part breath (also called Dirga Pranayama), a breathing exercise that focuses on sending breath to three different areas of your chest. The physical effects of breathing can be immediate for some. Deep breathing can activate your parasympathetic system, which in turn slows down your heart rate and may lower blood pressure. Breathwork may also be beneficial in decreasing feelings of anxiety, increasing mood, and creating an overall feeling of calm.