How did you become interested
in breath work and yoga?
I discovered this breathing technique after a serious car
wreck when my body was crushed severely and the prognosis
was that I was lucky to be alive and fortunate to ever walk.
I was told to give up sports and exercise. Shortly after I
left the hospital in a wheelchair, I discovered yoga and through
the process of doing simple breathing techniques with easy
postures my body began to respond in an unusual way. 25 years
later my life continues to improve. About 10 years ago when
I started to teach yoga I found that I wasn't the only who
didn't know how to breathe. As I look back most of my teachers
as well as most of my students, do not know how to breathe
I still appreciate
what I learned from you in the PowerBreathing workshop
I took about two years ago. You taught me how to breathe
more deeply than ever. I use your powerfully simple
techniques every night, and I am always asleep within
five deep breaths! Thank you!
How can breathing help people reduce stress?
I can help people to remove energy blocks that create physical
limitations in their bodies.
I have worked with athletes as well as invalids to develop
this technique based on Pranayama or breathing exercises.
This method is an unusual technique based on four-part breathing
and I believe it can be taught to anyone in practically any
condition. As I began to perfect this technique, I have been
able to teach it to others to allow them to experience a higher
quality life in their relationships and to feel better and
to improve their strength, flexibility and endurance. This
technique can work in a corporate environment in stressful
and painful situations. On the job it can help you be more
in balance, to be more effective with more energy throughout
the day. Especially in handling employees and workload to
serve your customers better. It can help us throughout the
day whether we are on the job or at home dealing with family
and friends in difficult situations, such as getting everyone
out of the house on time in the morning off to work and school
for parents and children. On the way to and from work dealing
with road rage and then at home enhancing the family time
together, overall being more in balance.
How often is it necessary to practice PowerBreathing
by Yonah in
order to see results?
My philosophy is based on small change and common sense and
I believe that if people take five minutes a day to practice
something that is easy and beneficial, they will sustain and
accumulate the benefits on a daily basis. And sometimes experience
a quantum leap, but that is not necessary. It is important
to see the value of small steps and practice daily three times
a day, mid-morning, mid-afternoon and mid-evening. Stopping
wherever you are and taking six slow deep breaths through
your nostrils with your mouth closed. It works especially
well when you are under time pressure and also stuck in traffic
to keep you calm and centered. I guarantee people who practice
daily for 40 days will find that it transforms their daily
lives. Achieving these results on a daily basis with small
change and common sense. I also have a video and audios that
teach and support learning the breathing through a system
called gentle yoga. I hold PowerBreathing
by Yonah workshops, classes and private
sessions to help people who want to learn PowerBreathing
and in dealing with physical and emotional, as well as spiritual