The Essential Breath

" Most of us have lost connection with this breath and so have lost a connection with a natural way of being our own energy source."
-Donna Farhi, The Breathing Book
( the Author of Yoga Mind, Body & Spirit, A return to the wholeness.)




What is the ESSENTIAL BREATHING?
The essential breath is natural breathing through three diaphragms—the upper vocal diaphragm, the lower pelvis diaphragm, and the middle diaphragm in the body. The upper diaphragm is located around the throat chakra; the middle diaphragm is located between the heart and navel chakras; and the lower diaphragm is located between the pelvis and root chakras.

"Traditionally, the diaphragm that separates the thoracic and abdominal cavities is the only one that is considered important for breathing. There are, however, two other diaphragms that play an important roles in allowing the most central diaphragm to work effectively. These are the vocal diaphragm and the pelvis diaphragm. "
-Donna Farhi, The Breathing Book (Author of Yoga Mind, Body and Spirit)

Through her experience on her own yoga and spiritual journey, TaiJiQi Yoga Founder Ping Lu believes everyone can RESTORE awareness of the three Diaphragms in the BODY by constantly practising the five virtues—Humility, Forgiveness and Tolerance, Contentment, Detachment and Discrimination—to offset the five passions—Lust, Greed, Anger, Attachment and Vanity—as described in the spiritual study. Ping believes the free flow of life energy through the chakras is impeded by energetic blocks that are associated with these five passions of the MIND.

The three diaphragms are ALREADY within you. It's all about the SELF AWARENESS.

What is the ONE BREATH?
ONE BREATH consists of three parts: breathing out, holding the breathing out, breathing in.

Why we need to discover the “essential breathing”?
You will find that mastering essential breathing leads to natural alignment in all yoga postures. Proper breathing helps with all your physical movements. Most importantly, once you discover the essential breath, your body and mind will more easily OFFSET negative energy. You will be healthier, happier, stronger and wiser.