Compiled by Dr Pippa Wheble & Dr Ela Manga, IBF Science & Research Group
While many conscious connected breathing techniques have unique features and spiritual frameworks, the majority include four primary components:
Conscious connected breathing: no pauses between the inhale and the exhale.
Diaphragmatic breathing: active inhale into the belly with relaxed expansion of the chest.
Relaxed exhale: breathing out is a passive movement (let go).
Breathing channel: breathe in and out through the same channel.