We’re hesitant to ask how many meditation apps, virtual HIIT classes, sleep trackers, fad diets, online support groups (should we keep going?) you’ve tried recently. We’re all desperate to take care of ourselves a little extra this year. If you’re anything like us, your list is long and, let’s face it, growing. And like us, maybe, you’re falling somewhere between totally exhausted by all these options and scrolling your phone for the next big thing.
Enter: pranayama, the practice of breathing exercises or breath control. Yep, breathing. It’s simple enough for beginners and scientifically compelling enough for the skeptics among us.